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
NewsOnline masterclasses teach sustainable fashion, sewing and side hustlesExpert tutors from styling, finance and sustainability share their tips on 6 and 7 November.18 October 2021
NewsHow to have a zero-waste picnicMake your next outdoor gathering a greener one. Here are 6 easy steps to get you started.29 September 2021
NewsCutting food waste key to reducing our carbon footprintTo mark the United Nations Food Waste Awareness Day, we’re shining the light on how we’re working with residents and businesses to divert scraps from landfill.28 September 2021
NewsTake the survey about renewable electricityWe’re working on new programs and we’d love some information from you.27 September 2021
NewsDoorstep recycling trial picks up pace in lockdownIt’s contactless, free and you don’t have to leave home.13 August 2021
News7 easy recycling tips while at homeBe the planet’s best ally during self-isolation.10 August 2021
NewsSustainable city water pushSmarter infrastructure now one step closer thanks to a joint project from the City of Sydney and Sydney Water.21 June 2021
News5 recycling items that can stump Sydneysiders Dispose of your unwanted goods responsibly. These are some trickier items that residents need help with.9 June 2021
News9 things to know about our proposed environment strategyWe’ve sharpened our targets. Have your say by 16 June8 June 2021
NewsThere’s more than 1 way to recycle batteries in SydneyJust don’t put them in your yellow-lid bin at home.6 May 2021