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

Court victory against illegal accommodation networks

25 May 2016

Illegal accommodation crackdown led by Roy Cottam
The City of Sydney’s Illegal Accommodation Strike Force has secured the conviction of the landlord responsible for operating an illegal hostel disguised by a Chippendale shop. Mr Amr Hassan was yesterday convicted and fined $100,000 plus legal costs of $61,426 … Read more

City celebrations for oldest living culture

25 May 2016

NAIDOC in the City
Live music, a traditional earth oven, kid’s activities and workshops with Sydney FC players are some of the attractions on offer to celebrate NAIDOC Week in Sydney. Returning to Hyde Park on 4 July 2016, NAIDOC in the City is … Read more

$1.5 million to ease homelessness for older residents

25 May 2016

The City of Sydney is supporting a new aged care facility that will help break the cycle of older residents experiencing homelessness. A $1.5 million grant has been awarded to not-for-profit group HammondCare to assist in the construction of a … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014