City of Sydney Sustainable Sydney 2030 Initiative

The plan responds to the challenges of global warming, rising oil prices, declining housing affordability and growth suggesting five Big Moves to make Sydney more sustainable, vibrant and successful.

Alongside the five Big Moves are ten strategic directions and many hundreds of small steps, that, delivered through partnerships, will transform Sydney to the green, global, connected city of the 2030 vision.

1. A revitalised City Centre at the heart of Global Sydney: Lively, people friendly and global business centre, reconnected to the Harbour.

2. An integrated Inner Sydney transport network: New sustainable transport helping people get quickly and easily into and around the City, linked to an improved public transport system, reducing congestion.

3. A liveable green network: Attractive and useable tree-lined streets connecting City parks for pedestrians and cyclists to safely experience and explore the City and its villages.

4. Activity Hubs as a focus for the City’s village communities and transport: Community hubs where shops, cafes, markets, libraries, government services and employment are centrally located within walking distance of every City resident.

5. Transformative development and sustainable renewal: Initiatives to make the City energy and water efficient, with affordable housing, high quality public space and design, and better access to essential transport choices.

Who is behind the Sustainable Sydney 2030 Plan?

Sustainable Sydney 2030 is an initiative of the City of Sydney. Developed in consultation with the community and a team of Sydney’s best minds in urban planning, architecture and design, it was coordinated by the City of Sydney’s internal strategy team and an expert consortium.

The team is: City of Sydney; SGS Economics and Planning; Simpson + Wilson; Kinesis; Anagram; Strategic Economics; Australia Street Company; Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects; Lacoste Stevenson; Merrima Design; Tony Caro Architecture; Hassell; Neeson Murcutt; Olsson Associates; Peter McGregor; Bates Smart; Tonkin Zulaikha Greer; James Mather Delaney Designs; Francis Jones Morehen Thorpe; Geoff Anson Consulting; Neil Prosser; Anagram Studio and Johnson Pilton Walker.

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Marc Pallisco

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