01 Mar 2017

Sustainable Sydney 2030 outlined the aspiration of our community and businesses for our local government area to be an environmental leader on a global scale. To guide the implementation of Sustainable Sydney 2030, the City developed a series of environmental master plans and strategies between 2008 and 2015. This strategy and action plan combines the insights and data from these documents.

Strategy
01 Mar 2013

The objective of this study is to provide the City of Sydney with a comprehensive knowledge base on renewable gases - gases derived from thermo-chemical (synthetic gas) or biological conversion (biogas and landfill gas) of residual waste and biomass resources and upgraded into pipeline-quality substitute natural gas (SNG) - covering the key dimensions of technology, resources, economic and envr

Technical report
02 Apr 2013

The City of Sydney has engaged the Allen Consulting Group to conduct a financial and economic analysis of renewable energy opportunities for the Decentralised Energy Master Plan — Renewable Energy.

Technical report
01 Dec 2013

There are sufficient renewable energy resources within 250km of the city to meet the City of Sydney 30% renewable electricity target. Also, more than enough renewable gas feedstocks can be found within 250km of the city to provide 100% of the gas needed to supply the city’s trigeneration network.

Strategy
10 May 2018

Illustrated case study reporting on South Bank Rain Bank.  The case study gives the status of the development, the drivers, the new technology used, the costs, the outcomes and the lessons learned.

Case study
03 May 2018

Case study of a stormwater project in Orange, NSW.  Storm water is routed to an existing facility which filters to create potable water.  The report covers drivers, costs, innovations, outcomes and learnings.

Case study
08 May 2018

Two page info-graphic guide to a new Water Sensitive Cities Index tool.  
The Index—developed by the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC)—is a tool for benchmarking against 34 indicators that characterise a water sensitive city.

Guide
04 May 2018

Plain language list of recent sustainability projects in the built enviroment which were run by Professor James Murray-Parkes
 
Imagine a building that’s powered entirely by human waste – skyscrapers that are completely off the grid and powered by the energy they produce.

Commentary
28 May 2018

Article shows interior and progress on a 45-metre, nine-story building – constructed with cross-laminated timber (CLT) floors and walls, and glulam structural beams and columns at at 25 King Street Brisbane, which is set to become Australia’s tallest engineered timber building when complete.

Article
16 Apr 2018

Discusses the need for “renewable energy breeding” – the process by which mining the raw materials and manufacturing technologies such as solar cells and wind turbines are themselves powered by renewables rather than fossil fuels.

Commentary