City of Sydney 2050 Planning for the Future
Reviewing Our Sustainable Sydney 2030 Plan
After 10 years of work already, we need to take stock of our progress and look to the challenges and opportunities that our city and its communities will face in coming decades. We’re creating a plan for our local area to 2050, with everyone who has an interest in our city.
In the 10 years we’ve been working on Sustainable Sydney 2030, our area has been transformed. We’ve improved liveability by creating new parks and playgrounds and undertaking major upgrades to existing ones. We’ve opened new libraries at Surry Hills and Green Square, and created new childcare centres, theatres and cultural spaces. Since 2004, we’ve completed more than 250 major projects.
Our environmental actions have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 20% (2006 baseline) at June 2017. We’ve also planted more than 13,200 trees to improve our local streets and created 163 raingardens to filter pollution before it reaches our waterways. And where possible, we’ve converted asphalt or concrete into street gardens and planted verges.
We’re building a network of cycleways, improving footpaths and installing a new wayfinding system to help people move around the city.
We’ve welcomed more than 64,000 new residents to our area over the past decade and 115,000 more jobs. The city economy is strong – contributing about 7% to Australia’s GDP.
While 2050 may seema long time away, we need to plan now if we are to meet the ongoing and future needs of our communities. That’s why Council resolved to look further ahead. Every day 1.3 million people live, work, study, do business, shop and go out in our local area. All of these people have an interest in the future of Sydney and are invited to have their say.
What: Planning for 2050
Who: The CIty of Sydney
When: 24 July to 31 August 2019
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