Sydney's role in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015 Australia was one of 193 countries to commit to implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, by 2030. These goals aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and protect our planet.

We have a part to play in achieving these goals. Our updated plan Sustainable Sydney 2030 details how the City will act on the goals relevant to our city and community. You can have your say on the updated plan until 14 June 2017.

Click on the image to find out more about the goals and how they are relevant in Australia

The 17 goals provide an index that marks each country’s performance in areas such as health, economic growth and climate action. Australia ranks 20th in the world.

There are 3 goals Australia has made good progress on and another 6 that need critical action.

How do you think Sydney can meet these goals? Share your ideas below.



In 2015 Australia was one of 193 countries to commit to implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, by 2030. These goals aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and protect our planet.

We have a part to play in achieving these goals. Our updated plan Sustainable Sydney 2030 details how the City will act on the goals relevant to our city and community. You can have your say on the updated plan until 14 June 2017.

Click on the image to find out more about the goals and how they are relevant in Australia

The 17 goals provide an index that marks each country’s performance in areas such as health, economic growth and climate action. Australia ranks 20th in the world.

There are 3 goals Australia has made good progress on and another 6 that need critical action.

How do you think Sydney can meet these goals? Share your ideas below.



  • What can we do as a community to improve in the areas covered by the UN Sustainable Development Goals? 


    Areas include poverty, education, gender equality, environmental protection, health, inequality, sustainable communities, peace and justice.

    What can we do as a community to improve in the areas covered by the UN Sustainable Development Goals? 


    Areas include poverty, education, gender equality, environmental protection, health, inequality, sustainable communities, peace and justice.

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  • Challenges in Sydney

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    Which of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals do you think need the most work  in Sydney and why?


    Which of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals do you think need the most work  in Sydney and why?


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  • Tell us about any success stories in Sydney, where great things are happening to improve economic growth, social inclusion or environmental protection. 

    Tell us about any success stories in Sydney, where great things are happening to improve economic growth, social inclusion or environmental protection. 

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