Over 500 people attended our two report back sessions on the progress of Sustainable Sydney 2030 - our ambitious 20 year plan outlining a massive range of cultural, social, economic, transport and environmental projects.
In developing Sustainable Sydney 2030 we consulted widely, we researched, we committed and now we are delivering and making excellent progress.
Each session included a video message from New York's Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, who praised the City's plan. As he says 'what the City of Sydney is doing through its Sustainable Sydney 2030 plan is exactly what every global city seriously contemplating its future is doing."
He also praised our target to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent by 2030- one of the most ambitious of any government in Australia. Mayor Bloomberg is Chair of C40, a group of international cities committed to tackling climate change.
You can watch the presentations and download the State of the City report card from our new Sustainable City 2030 website, www.sydney2030.com.au.
Other highlights this week included the launch of Small Business September, which recognises the enormous contribution small business makes to our City and the opening of the amazing 1 Bligh Street, which has achieved a six green star rating - the highest for any office development in NSW.
A well attended meeting for Surry Hills Public Housing tenants celebrated Housing NSW's support for the reaccreditation of Northcott Estate as a safe community by the World Health Organisation.
The James Street Reserve Community Garden group held their Annual General Meeting. With the help of a Local Action Plan grant, this group of Redfern residents have transformed a pocket park into a well used space that produces fruit and vegetables and provides opportunities for people in the local community to get to know each other. It's a fantastic example of what local communities can achieve working with the City.
I encourage you to join me at the fourth annual Pet Day next Saturday, 10 September in Ward Park, Surry Hills. A joint initiative of the City of Sydney, Sydney University and Housing NSW, the day will include free vet checks, microchipping and obedience classes.
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- Transforming Goulburn Street Parking Station
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- Sydney Town Hall Restoration Continues
- City Chooses Representatives for Barangaroo Board
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