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

Getting the most from the Chinatown experience

SydMed Lord Mayor Clover Moore with King Fong OAM in Chinatown, credit City of Sydney
Exploring Sydney’s famous Chinatown is now easier and more accessible for everyone with new wayfinding signs helping visitors and locals to move around. Featuring walking maps and text in braille and large lettering, the signs will help guide the 2.3 … Continued

New cycleway no longer a bridge too far

Bridge Syd Med
A new dedicated cycleway linking the city and the Sydney Harbour Bridge will boost safety and access for thousands of people who ride across the harbour. The City of Sydney is working with Roads and Maritime Services on the project … Continued

10th birthday celebrations for City’s Olympian pool

Australian swimming legend Ian Thorpe and Lord Mayor Clover Moore will lead the celebrations at the 10th birthday of the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, Ultimo on Sunday 27 August. Families are invited to enjoy the free fun, including swimming classes, … Continued

Last updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017