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

Wonder and hope to radiate this NYE

18 December 2017

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Sydney New Year’s Eve official artist Nadia Hernández will bring the wonder of summer in Sydney and hope for the future to this year’s celebrations across the city. The Sydney-based visual artist has created eye-catching paper-cut designs that will be … Read more

Welcome to Country comes to life for NYE

15 December 2017

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A stunning animation featuring a grandfather and grandson’s journey along the rivers of the Eora Nation will come to life on the pylons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge this New Year’s Eve as part of the Welcome to Country ceremony. … Read more

Surplus sale creates more affordable housing

14 December 2017

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The City of Sydney is creating even more opportunities for social and affordable housing in the inner city, with another subsidised sale of surplus land to a community housing provider bringing the total to more than 1,800 places. Council has … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014