City of Sydney Environmental Management Plan 2007

City of Sydney
Created: 12/31/2006 -


The City of Sydney Environmental Management Plan establishes the City’s environmental vision, goals, targets and actions for the next ten years and beyond. It addresses the themes of energy and emissions, water, waste, plants and animals. Prioritised actions have been developed to improve the health and function of our environment, and reduce environmental impacts of Council and our community. Actions will be delivered through demonstration, advocacy and partnerships to position the City as a leading environmental city. The key stakeholders are residents, community groups, businesses, government agencies and environmental organisations. Environmental objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006-2009 and Corporate Plan 2007-2010 are included within this plan. It is also designed to set a framework forenvironmental outcomes of the Sydney 2030 vision1. The plan has been developed with assistance from the Institute for Sustainable Futures. Workshops and consultation were held with environmental organisations, community groups, Councillors and staff. Targets and actions comply with relevant legislation, and leading programs, reports and policies. The City will coordinate overall implementation of the plan, and outcomes will be reported in the annual State of Environment Report.

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Multilateral / Transboundary
State / Provincial
Sector Addressed
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Reduce local climate or related change
Capacity Building
Conduct / Gather additional research, data, and products
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Infrastructure retrofitting and improvements
Transportation: retrofitting and improvements
Buildings: retrofitting and improvements
Governance and Policy
Develop / implement adaptation plans
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events
Water supply
Sociopolitical Setting