Environmental programs & support

Environmental programs & support

Support from the City

We’ve worked with our communities to design a broad range of programs, grants and resources to help residents and businesses kick-start sustainability.

Local residents and businesses are taking action and together we’re making real progress to shrink our environmental footprint and tackle climate change.

Whether you’re looking for a network of like-minded businesses, hoping to apply for a sustainability grant or want to learn more about the nuts and bolts of installing rooftop solar, you’ll find support here.

Smart Green Apartments

An acclaimed free program provided by the City to help make apartment buildings more energy, waste and water efficient.

Renewable energy help centre

A comprehensive resource for both residents and businesses that explains renewable energy in detail and provides a wealth of information about renewable energy for homes and businesses.

Better Buildings Partnership

A group of leading commercial property owners and managers, including AMP Capital, Lendlease and Mirvac, working together to make Sydney’s buildings more sustainable. The partnership represents more than half of Sydney's commercial floor space in the city centre.

CitySwitch Green Office

A program that supports office-based businesses – including Commonwealth Bank of Australia, LJ Hooker, and Fire and Rescue NSW – to significantly improve day-to-day energy and waste efficiency, reduce operational costs, create value for employees and foster their commitment to environmental sustainability.

Building tune-up program

A City program that supports building owners and facility managers with cost-effective building-performance improvements. Get help with data analytics, energy-saving measures, building-management systems and more. Eligible buildings include hotels, non-premium commercial office buildings, serviced apartments, backpackers, entertainment venues and tourist attractions.

Building upgrade finance

A smarter way for building owners to access capital for commercial building improvement projects, allowing both owners and tenants to reap the benefits of operating a more sustainable and efficient building.

Environmental performance grants

Environmental initiatives are supported by a number of grants and sponsorships from the City of Sydney. Through the grants and sponsorship program, we’re helping our residents and businesses to improve their own environmental performance.

Sustainable Destination Partnership

Sydney's leading hotels, events centres, cultural institutions and tourism bodies are working together to improve environmental performance and build Sydney's reputation as a leading sustainable destination.

Last updated: Friday, 26 June 2020