Planning for Sydney 2050 – Your ideas for action

Planning for Sydney 2050 – Your ideas for action


We received more than 1,300 ideas! The Sydney 2050 citizens jury considered these ideas and its recommendations report is now available.

Citizens jury

Since November 2018, we've undertaken extensive community consultation to help inform the vision for a new plan for Sydney to 2050.

The next phase of the plan will allow everyone who has an interest in Sydney to express their ideas that will help shape the future of our city.

Send your ideas for action

We invite everyone who lives, works, studies, does business in or visits Sydney to send us your ideas. We’re looking for large-scale transformative ideas to help realise the vision for Sydney.

We’re collecting ideas until Saturday 31 August 2019. You can send us your idea for action and see all the ideas that have been added online.

Send your ideas

Citizens jury

A citizens jury includes everyday people directly in the process of decision making.

Between August and November 2019, a citizens jury will consider and make recommendations on the ideas we receive. A citizens jury is made up of everyday people from the community who bring their local knowledge and develop a consensus on the recommendations they will bring to Council.

The jury will be asked to consider: What concepts should be implemented in Sydney by 2050?

The City is partnering with newDemocracy, a leading foundation working in citizen participation, to design and oversee the jury process.

The jury will be made up of 50 randomly selected citizens who live, work or visit the city. It will meet periodically between August and November to deliberate and form a response to the question.

The outcomes from the jury will be acknowledged and incorporated in the plan for Sydney to 2050. 

Observers at the jury meetings are welcome. If you would like to attend a meeting please contact Kyle Redman at newDemocracy at Observers will be asked to abide by the observer code of conduct.

To stay informed about this project sign up for our community research panel, which represents the diversity of our city. It includes residents, visitors, business owners, ratepayers and students.

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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Key dates

Public submission period
24 July to 31 August 2019

The closing date has been extended to 3 September 2019.

Citizens jury meetings:

  • 24 August
  • 7 September
  • 21 September
  • 26 October
  • 9 November
  • 23 November


Jen Guice
Senior Project Manager Strategic Engagement
02 9265 9964

Last updated: Monday, 16 March 2020