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Life in 2030




By 2030, every resident will be within a 10 minute walk to fresh food markets, child care, health care as well as leisure, learning and cultural facilities.

Vibrant local communities and economies

Building the sense of community and local economy by attracting and clustering innovative enterprises in our villages is an important part of Sustainable Sydney 2030.

City context

  • The local area is made up of diverse communities, with diverse lifestyles, interests and needs.
  • Our villages have an important economic and employment role.
  • Our local communities and economies can be even stronger.

Why action is needed

  • To reduce the disparity between rich and poor, enhancing social wellbeing and relative equality.
  • Enhance the distinctive character of villages.
  • Provide spaces for small and local businesses.
  • Ensure all communities have opportunities to participate.

Objectives

A lively and engaging city centre

City context

  • The city centre has a unique natural setting.
  • It has special significance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • The city centre also contains a positive legacy of open spaces, a street network, heritage buildings and landmarks.

Why action is needed

  • To protect the city centre’s role as Australia’s premier location.
  • Open and re-connect the city centre to the water.
  • Reclaim the city centre from traffic.
  • Create more and improve existing spaces for people to enjoy.
  • Preserve and extend the city’s finegrain: the small scale and diverse spaces providing for boutique bars, restaurants and retail tenancies, set in vibrant and attractive streets.
  • Create a more diverse and mature night-time culture

Objectives

  • Provide an activity focus for the city centre worker and visitor communities.
  • Manage and strengthen precincts in the city centre.
  • Increase the supply of small scale spaces for retail and small businesses on streets and lanes.
  • Assist appropriate small businesses to locate and thrive in the city centre.

A cultural and creative city

A major part of Sustainable Sydney 2030 is encouraging a creative life where people can share traditions and lifestyles – celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, diversity and community.

City context

  • Our culture extends beyond the arts to lifestyle, heritage and the natural environment.
  • Central Sydney has a concentration of world-renowned cultural destinations.
  • Arts and cultural activities are fundamental to liveability, tolerance and quality of life and increasingly to economic development.

Why action is needed

  • To learn more about and celebrate Aboriginal heritage and culture.
  • Supporting culture and artists for Sydney to enjoy a thriving cultural life.
  • Encourage and foster innovation and creativity.

Objectives

Last updated: Thursday, 6 February 2014