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

Which bank takes green offices mainstream

Sydney - 28th November 2017. City of Sydney present the 2017 City Switch Awards.
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has slashed its carbon footprint in half, earning them signatory of the year at the CitySwitch National Awards held in Sydney overnight. The bank’s national energy reduction strategy helped them achieve a five star … Continued

City keeps e-waste out of landfill

City residents are invited to drop off their unwanted electronic items to Sydney Park next Saturday 25 November for the final E-Waste collection day of 2017. Residents can drop off everything, from old TVs and computers to worn out power … Continued

Thousands of plants on offer at Sydney Park

Town Hall Square - 31st October 2017. Sydney’s streets blossom with vibrant floral displays as part of the City’s Living Colour extravaganza. Some displays showcase lush bunches of parsley.
A bonanza of pot plants from the City of Sydney’s stunning spring floral displays will be up for grabs at Sydney Park on Sunday 12 November from 8am. The spring edition of the biannual Living Colour floral display was a … Continued

Last updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017