Making Sydney a sustainable destination

Making Sydney a sustainable destination


Council adopted the Making Sydney a sustainable destination plan in August 2018.

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Our plan to make Sydney a sustainable destination sets a vision for our city to be recognised globally as a sustainable destination for business and holidays.

Sydney’s accommodation and entertainment sector is a major contributor to our city’s economy. The sector’s energy and water-intensive operations are also big contributors to our environmental footprint.

There is a growing demand for sustainable tourism and business travel destinations, and with an improvement in environmental performance, Sydney’s hotels and entertainment operators will be well positioned to take advantage of this.

Together, we can build Sydney’s reputation as a leading sustainable destination for tourists and business travellers.

Our plan outlines actions for the sector such as:

  • using and promoting environmental ratings
  • improving waste management
  • cost-effective retrofits
  • on-site solar or procuring renewable energy
  • connecting to recycled water where possible.

Owners, operators and event organisers will see benefits including:

  • attracting visitors from the growing sustainable tourism market
  • operational cost savings
  • corporate social responsibility and staff engagement.

How to give us your feedback

This consultation will close at 5pm on Tuesday 17 April 2018.

Email your feedback to or post it to:

Chief Executive Officer
Attention: Anna Mitchell
City of Sydney
GPO Box 1591
Sydney NSW 2001.

Other ways to give your feedback

We want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to provide ideas and feedback.

If you prefer to talk to us in person, please contact the City of Sydney officer listed in contacts.

If you are Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service  on 131 450. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

Key dates

Public consultation period
20 February to 17 April 2018


Anna Mitchell
Senior Sustainability Strategist

02 9265 9333

Last updated: Monday, 27 May 2019