Leading by example

Our environmental strategy and action plan reflects the significant work that has been done to understand our environmental issues. It aims to build a collaborative response to these issues with our community and businesses.

In line with the vision of Sustainable Sydney 2030 our strategy addresses 6 areas for the city:

  • low-carbon
  • water sensitive
  • climate resilient
  • zero waste
  • active and connected
  • green and cool.

Our Environmental Action 2016–2021 strategy and action plan communicates how we aim to improve environmental performance. The action plan will help us to progress on ambitious targets and will be reviewed and adjusted regularly as technology progresses, regulatory reforms take place and when we receive stakeholder feedback.

To respond effectively to the environmental challenges our city is facing, we detail activity in our own operations and across our local area. We will lead by example in areas we control and will play an influential and engaging role by calling for strong collaboration from all levels of government, the private sector and the community.

We will adapt to be resilient against the impacts of a changing climate. Our city will be globally recognised as an environmental leader while continuing to be one of the world’s most liveable cities.

We look forward to implementing this strategy in an engaging and supportive partnership with our residents, businesses, the NSW Government and the federal government.

Media releases

Free home energy assessments for locals

97-207 Wilson St, Newtown Sydney - 10th March 2017. Stucco is a cooperative housing complex in Newtown providing afforable housing for students. Stucco received a City of Sydney  innovation grant to install solar panels, battery storage and smart metering. (Model release: ER20170310-Stucco-00612.jpg.)
City of Sydney residents can make their homes more sustainable by applying for free home energy assessments through the Our Energy Future program. For a fixed time period, an energy expert will visit homes to carry out an energy review, … Continued

Citizen scientists needed for Sydney Park survey

Visitors to Sydney Park have spotted everything from powerful owls to emerald-spotted tree frogs, now the City is inviting community members to become citizen scientists and help discover even more species of plants and animals living in the area. A … Continued

Free trees for City of Sydney residents

Sydney Park, SYdney - 1st April 2017. City of Sydney Free Tree Giveaway. (Model release: Verbal confirmation for City of Sydney to use images towards promotional and marketing use.)
Residents are invited to attend the annual free tree giveaway at Sydney Park on Saturday 7 April to help grow our urban forest. Residents can choose up to two trees from 24 different varieties to suit their backyard, courtyard or … Continued

Last updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017