Sydney has diverse communities with varied lifestyles, interests and needs.
As Lord Mayor of Sydney, I strive to serve all people in our area equally. I work to celebrate our unique villages and neighbourhoods, building on what we love about our area, while ensuring its special characteristics are preserved.
Great cities of the world—like New York, London, Paris and Sydney—emerge organically from their discrete communities and places, each with their own character and creative cultures.
But great cities don’t just happen. They require imagination, leadership, hard work and constant vigilance. They require partnerships between residents, business, institutions and governments.
That’s why the City of Sydney worked closely with our communities in 2006 and 2007 to develop Local Action Plans and again talked with thousands more people over 18 months to develop Sustainable Sydney 2030, our plan to secure our city’s future.
I invite you to continue working with me to create one of the world’s great sustainable cities.
City of Sydney local government area
The City of Sydney local government area covers 26 square kilometres, with 180,000 residents, 20,000 businesses and 385,000 workers. One million residents, workers and visitors are in our area each week day, generating $80 billion in economic activity, almost one quarter of the NSW gross domestic product.
The City includes Alexandria, part of Annandale, Beaconsfield, Camperdown, Centennial Park, Chippendale, Circular Quay, Darlinghurst, Darlington, Dawes Point, East Sydney, Elizabeth Bay, Erskineville, Eveleigh, Forest Lodge, Glebe, Green Square, Haymarket, Kings Cross, Millers Point, Moore Park, Newtown, South Paddington, Potts Point, Pyrmont, Redfern, Rosebery, Rushcutters Bay, part of St Peters, Surry Hills, Sydney, The Rocks, Ultimo, Waterloo, Woolloomooloo and Zetland.
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