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

Many ways to celebrate our city’s senior residents

27 February 2017

Happy senior couple sitting in a cafe and using computer together.
Older people can enjoy everything from free music performances and cooking workshops to comedy debates and zumba as part of next month’s Seniors Festival. The southern hemisphere’s largest celebration for elderly people will feature a range of free events and … Read more

City parks set for sizzles

27 February 2017

Good Neighbourhood BBQ, Tote Park, Zetland. 30th March 2016.
The City of Sydney’s popular Good Neighbourhood BBQs will return to nine City parks throughout March and April. A joint initiative of the City of Sydney and NSW Police, the Good Neighbourhood BBQs are part of the City’s efforts to … Read more

Say YES to love for everyone

24 February 2017

Mardi Gras Parade 2016, 5th March.
The City of Sydney will show its support for creating equality at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade with a “Say Yes To Love” parade entry. Created by designer Genevieve Blanchett, the entry features a giant inflatable map … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014