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

Sydneysiders breaking the e-waste record

30 September 2016

eWaste collection day at Bunnings, Alexandria Saturday 6 June 2015.
Sydneysiders can drop off everything from old TVs and computers to worn out power tools at the City of Sydney’s e-waste collection day this October. The free drop off day at Sydney Park Depot on Saturday 15 October makes it … Read more

NSW strata laws in the spotlight at City forum

30 September 2016

With apartment living on the rise, people who own, rent or manage strata can learn more about their rights under recently introduced state-wide laws at a free City of Sydney forum this October. The ‘strata title law reform’ forum on … Read more

Family fun leaps into Sydney Park this October

29 September 2016

From unicycle ballet to heart-stopping BMX displays, Sydneysiders can pack up the family, gather their friends and get set for an adventure through Sydney Park this October. Sydney Rides the Park on Saturday 8 October is the first headline event … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014