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By 2030, central Sydney will contain at least 465,000 jobs, including 97,000 with an increased share in the finance, business services, education, creative and tourism sectors.

A globally competitive and innovative city

Keeping Sydney globally competitive is central to Sydney’s and Australia’s future and an important part of Sustainable Sydney 2030. The City must focus on the global economy and sustained innovation to ensure continuing prosperity.

City context

  • The City is an acknowledged global city with natural assets, a strong economy and globally competitive businesses
  • The city centre is at the heart of Global Sydney as outlined in the state government's Metropolitan Strategy
  • A globally competitive city is critical to Australia’s economic prosperity and expands opportunities for residents, business, workers and the broader society

Why action is needed

  • To respond to the next wave of globalisation
  • To boost innovation
  • Develop effective partnerships
  • Deal with looming macro-economic imbalances
  • Increase interstate and global city competition
  • Intensify global competition in service industries

Objectives

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Implementation through effective partnerships

Turning Sustainable Sydney 2030 into a reality requires partnerships across government, business and community as well as leadership in local, national and global forums.

City context

  • The City has a special role at the centre of the metropolitan region.
  • We have core service and regulatory roles and a wider role as advocate and partner with other levels of government.
  • We are in a strong financial position with an appreciating asset base.

Why action is needed

  • To respond to global warming presents an urgent need to replace ageing and unsustainable infrastructure.
  • Tightening access to additional revenue but costs are increasing.
  • Addressing fragmented local governance arrangements for more effective metropolitan planning.

Objectives

  • Align corporate planning and organisational arrangements to deliver Sustainable Sydney 2030 priorities.
  • Give priority to community involvement, engagements and partnerships with the City of Sydney.
  • Ensure long-term financial sustainability of the City of Sydney.
  • Consider innovative financing and funding approaches.
  • Participate in broader governance reform processes.

Last updated: Thursday, 6 February 2014