Working towards a more sustainable, liveable city.
Why we’re doing this
In June 2019, Lord Mayor Clover Moore declared a climate emergency in response to the ongoing effects of climate change.
The challenges we collectively face are significant. But we’re determined to maintain the liveability of our city and build our resilience to the impacts of global warming.
We’ve created this environmental sustainability hub for residents and businesses in the city, to learn about the different ways you can take action. There are dozens of ways you can make a difference.
We’ve also gathered information about our ongoing sustainability initiatives, so you can see what we’re doing.
Together, we can safeguard the future of Sydney.
Making Sydney sustainable
Development applicationsIncorporating general design features during the planning and construction stages of development can reduce resource use and improve a building’s operational efficiency.
Strategies & action plansWe’re helping owners and tenants reduce their environmental impact.Published 30 August 2018
Strategies & action plansYou can save significantly by considering the environment in your home.Published 30 August 2015
Strategies & action plansBusinesses in the entertainment and accommodation sector can benefit from an increased focus on the environment.Published 28 February 2018
City of Sydney News
NewsFrom waste to wonder: Sydney City Farm cultivates abundance for communities Compassion and connection deliver dining with dignity for those facing food insecurity22 August 2023
NewsTips to start an edible gardenYou don't need a lot of space, equipment or experience to grow your own food.17 August 2023
NewsFrom food scraps to solar: Glebe building taking steps towards sustainable livingGreen champion supports strata committee to pursue City of Sydney grant and make eco-friendly upgrades7 August 2023
NewsHow our city trees are improving your healthGrowing a bigger urban forest is about more than just creating green shade.27 July 2023
NewsBusiness as usual for waste collectionNormal service resumes.5 July 2023
NewsFree waste reduction webinarsJoin our experts for practical tips to cut down your plastic and electronic waste from 3 to 14 July.8 June 2023
News5 tips to cut waste and save cash when you shopThe small decisions we make can have a big impact on the planet.25 May 2023
NewsNurturing nature one nesting box at a timeThe City of Sydney program welcoming wildlife back to our area.22 May 2023
NewsA food scientist, engineer and tech entrepreneur walk into a bar ... Sydney’s leading innovators inject knowledge into your night out at Raising the Bar9 March 2023
NewsFree beginner sewing and repair workshopsLearn how to sew on a button, hem and repair a hole. Running this October in Zetland.8 March 2023