Environmental reports

Environmental reports

Environmental plans and reports

As a manager of Australia's largest central business district, the City of Sydney has a responsibility to help rapidly reduce our environmental impact. 

We have adopted ambitious greenhouse gas emission and mains water use reduction targets, and will work towards a sustainable future for the city’s water, energy and resource usage. The City was the first local council in Australia to be certified carbon neutral.

We also understand the importance and benefits provided from our ecosystems. We have developed comprehensive policies and clear targets to increase our urban canopy, biodiversity and the physical greening of the city.

Sustainable Sydney 2030 establishes our vision, targets and actions to create a sustainable city.

Green reports

The City’s environmental targets for our own operations and across the local area to 2030 can be found in our green reports. In 2014, Council approved incremental targets for the City’s own operations to 2016, which are detailed in our green reports from August 2014.

The reports include information about how we are implementing our major environmental projects including LED lighting, the rollout of solar panels, sustainability programs and much more.

From January 2014 our green reports are published twice a year instead of quarterly. The January report covers the previous June to December and July covers January to June.

We no longer produce a separate State of the Environment Report. Environmental criteria are reported in our Green Report and Annual Report.

Last updated: Tuesday, 3 September 2019