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 pick-up service aims to keep streets clean

A survey of 300 City of Sydney residents has revealed half did not know that leaving furniture on the kerb without organising a booked clean-up is considered illegal dumping and punishable with a fine. The survey also showed that 55 … Continued

Park yourself in this inner city oasis

Sydneysiders and students will have more places to exercise and relax at Camperdown’s Victoria Park when major improvements are unveiled next weekend. On the corner of Parramatta and City roads, the 9.2-hectare city oasis has new table tennis and picnic … Continued

Making green venues a tourism drawcard

Sustainable Destination Partnership launch
Leading hotels, event centres, museums and tourism bodies have joined forces with the City of Sydney to make Sydney a more globally recognised and sustainable destination for business and holidays. More than 30 local and international organisations from the accommodation … Continued

Last updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017