Sustainable Sydney 2030

Sustainable Sydney 2030

Green. Global. Connected.

Sustainable Sydney 2030 is a set of goals we have set for our city to help make it as green, global and connected as possible by 2030. The plan will transform the way we live, work and play.

Sydney 2030 came to life after we asked residents, visitors, workers and businesses what kind of city they wanted. People told us they wanted a city that cares about the environment, has a strong economy, supports the arts and that connects its people to each other and the rest of the world. Sydney 2030 is now the cornerstone of everything we do.


We will be internationally recognised as a leader with outstanding environmental performance and new ‘green’ industries driving economic growth.

We will reduce our carbon emissions, with a network of green infrastructure to reduce energy, water and waste water demands. We will plan for new housing opportunities integrated with vital transport, facilities, infrastructure and open space.


Sydney will remain Australia’s global city and international gateway with world-renowned tourist attractions and sustained investment in cultural infrastructure and facilities.

Our city will contain premium spaces for business activities and high-quality jobs in the city centre and support social, cultural and recreational facilities to attract and retain talent.

We will embrace innovation and new technologies to stimulate creativity and collaboration.


Central Sydney will be easy to get around with a walking and cycling network, and transit routes connecting our villages, city centre and the rest of inner Sydney. The City’s villages will continue to be strong focal points for community life and will encourage a sense of belonging.

Relative equality will be improved through increased affordable housing and better access to community facilities, programs and services across the local area. Cultural vitality will flow from high rates of participation in artistic expression, performance, events and festivals.

The City will commit to partnerships and cooperation between governments, the private sector and the community to lead change.

Sydney 2030 in action

Sale paves way for inner-city childcare and sport

22 February 2018

The sale of a disused depot in Ultimo will help deliver a new childcare centre and multi-use indoor recreational centre for the local community under plans proposed by the City of Sydney. Subject to development consent, the purchaser of the … Read more

Eat your way to good fortune this Chinese New Year

21 February 2018

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From fortune-telling treats to festive cocktails, Sydney’s most loved restaurants, cafes and bars will celebrate 2018 Chinese New Year with an inspired range of food and drinks. The sweet and savory snacks available exclusively from 8 February to 8 March … Read more

Hair-raising celebrations for Chinese New Year

20 February 2018

336 Crown St, Surry Hills - 18 May 2014: Retail assistant Lin Quach pictured at Wheels & Doll Baby store.
Hanging a lettuce in your shop doorway and ordering a lion dance is just one way Chinese business owners will welcome the Chinese New Year, to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck. Kippo hair salon owner Philip Li … Read more

Celebrating Sydney as a great place to live, work and visit

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014