Planning for Sydney 2050 – local schools

Planning for Sydney 2050 – local schools


Thanks to students from 19 schools who gave us their ideas and feedback. See videos and reports from our schools program and children's and youth summits.

What we heard

While 2050 may seem a long time away, we need to plan now if we are to meet the ongoing and future needs of our communities. We’d like your students to help us shape the city of their future. 

We’ve started consulting the community on a long-term plan for Sydney to 2050. As part of this process we’ve developed a range of activities to enable primary and high school students to have their say on the real world issues affecting the city and its future.

The activities use our discussion guide, incorporate original art resources, our real world data maps, a virtual reality experience (13+) and creative writing. The consultation session is designed to empower children and young people to have their say on the future of their city.

Our educators and community engagement specialists will adapt this 30 to 45 minute consultation to your school’s needs. We’re available to work with groups of students during normal class times or student representative councils during regular meeting times.

Participating in this session will give your school and its students the opportunity to contribute to the We are Sydney’s Future report. Copies of the report will provided to participating schools.

The report will be tabled at a City of Sydney stakeholder event in June 2019. It will also guide the City of Sydney children and youth summits, where participating schools will be invited to attend.

The 2 summits will be held in August 2019 – 1 for primary students and 1 for high school students. 80 students from participating schools across the City of Sydney local area will be invited to attend each summit to deliberate further on the City’s future priorities.

Each summit will conclude with a presentation by participants to the Lord Mayor and councillors.

How to get your students involved

We'd love to hear your student’s ideas about what Sydney could be like by 2050 and how we should get there. 

We’re available to consult with your students in weeks 1 to 5 of term 2, 2019.

Register your interest by using our online form and we’ll be in touch.

Register your school

This project is part of our planning for 2050 consultation process

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.


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Last updated: Monday, 16 March 2020