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

Treasure trove of pre-loved instruments at Garage Sale

22 September 2014

Josh Pyke, the City's Garage Sale Trail ambassador
Music magazines, vinyl and pre-loved instruments will be top of the picks for musician and City of Sydney Garage Sale Trail ambassador, Josh Pyke, at the giant, city-wide garage sale on 25 October. Josh, a highly acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter and … Read more

YUK: Smokers urged to keep litter off our streets

18 September 2014

Yuk Wynyard Park
Thousands of smokers will be prompted to think twice about where they discard their cigarettes by a giant sign made out of butts spelling out the word “yuk.” The YUK anti-butt campaign will be in Wynyard Park from 17 September … Read more

Art lovers look up for Art & About Sydney

17 September 2014

Sample numskull location shot
A giant mural by acclaimed street artist Numskull will invite busy citygoers to pause and enjoy the moment in one of the biggest temporary art installations of its kind ever shown in Sydney. The Sydney-based Numskull (aka Elliott Routledge) will … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014