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

City’s grandest piano and Herbie Hancock collaborate

2 June 2015

Sydney_ June 1, 2015: Herbie Hancock plays the City of Sydney's Fazioli piano in the Sydney Opera House (photo by Jamie Williams/City of Sydney)
Jazz legend Herbie Hancock last night performed on the City of Sydney’s rare Fazioli piano at his only world tour Sydney performance. The multi-Grammy Award winning artist is one of the greatest musicians of our time.  He began his career … Read more

A showcase of Australian Life

1 June 2015

Aus Life 2014 winner_A good day for drying_Georgina Pope
The City of Sydney is calling on photographers from around the country to take a shot at one of the most popular photography competitions in Australia. Australian Life invites photographers to submit images that portray Australia’s unique way of life. … Read more

Recycle packed-in power tools for free

1 June 2015

Free ewaste collection day
Locals can drop off old and broken power tools and any items with a power cord and pick up a few renovating tips at a free e-waste event to be held by the City of Sydney at Bunnings Warehouse, Alexandria. … Read more

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

Last updated: Monday, 24 February 2014