Sydney's sustainable office plan

Sydney's sustainable office plan


Council adopted Sydney's sustainable office buildings plan in August 2018.

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Sydney’s sustainable office building plan calls on building owners and tenants to reap the benefits of efficient buildings running on renewable energy.

Sydney’s commercial office building sector includes some of the most innovative buildings in the country and we have leading examples of environmental design and performance. However, the sector still has a significant environmental impact that has to be addressed – innovation and improvements by sector leaders need to be reproduced by others in the sector, especially building tenants.

Together we can accelerate net zero emissions buildings and harness the economic and social benefits.

Our plan outlines actions for all in the sector such as:

  • using and promoting environmental ratings
  • cost-effective retrofits
  • owners engaging tenants for whole building performance
  • on-site solar or procuring renewable energy, leaders commit to net zero
  • connecting to recycled water where possible. 

Building owners, managers and tenants will benefit from:

  • operational cost savings
  • employee wellbeing and productivity
  • improved asset value, attracting quality tenants.   

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: Thursday, 23 August 2018