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.

Green

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.

Global

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.

Connected

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

Sydney and Melbourne recognised for world leading program

2 December 2016

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The prestigious C40 Cities Awards today named the City of Sydney and the City of Melbourne the ‘building energy efficiency’ category winners at a gala ceremony in Mexico City. C40, one of the world’s leading climate change action organisations, holds … Read more

Walking in a waste free wonderland

2 December 2016

8-40 Euston Road, Alexandria - 6 June 2015: eWaste collection day at Bunnings, Alexandria.
Sydneysiders are encouraged to declutter their unwanted electronic goods before Christmas, with the final e-waste collection day of 2016 taking place at Sydney Park depot on Saturday 10 December. Lord Mayor Clover Moore said that residents were increasingly doing the … Read more

International sign language to welcome guests to Sydney New Year’s Eve

1 December 2016

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01:  Fireworks explode on New Year's Eve on Sydney Harbour on January 1, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon ThorneCity of Sydney/Getty Images)
For the first time, American and British sign language will be projected onto the Harbour Bridge pylons to welcome international visitors this New Year’s Eve. The City of Sydney introduced the “Welcome to Sydney” Auslan sign language projections last year, … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014