While 2050 may seem a long time away, we need to plan now if we are to meet the ongoing and future needs of our communities.

That’s why City of Sydney is reviewing our community strategic plan, Sustainable Sydney 2030. The updated plan will guide the work we do to 2050.

When we talk about Sydney we mean all the suburbs that make up the City of Sydney local area.

Every day 1.3 million people live, work, study, do business, shop and go out in our local area. All of these people have an interest in the future of Sydney and can have their say on this plan.

We'd love to hear your ideas about what Sydney could be like by 2050 and how we should get there.

At COS's website you will also find a number of interactive presentations and thought provoking data stories and interactive maps to help you think about what the city might be like in 2050


In this free seminar, the City of Sydney brings the experts from online marketing to you.

Hear from the founders of Manettas Seafood Market and Doodad+Fandango, about how they are successfully leveraging social and digital platforms to sell their products and services online and better engage with current and new customers.

A digital strategy is critical to the success of any small business. Whether you are in services or retail, having an online presence is vital to growing your business and reaching new customers. At this seminar you will also hear from Claire O'Connell, Community Boost Trainer, who will teach you tips and tricks for growing your business with Instagram and Jeff McBride, Client Solutions Manager, Facebook who will discuss what you can do now, next, later.

This week City of Sydney announced the next Visiting Entrepreneur Program, which will host international experts Robert Hsiung (MD Udacity China), Nina Xiang (Founder China Money Network) and Lon Wong (Founder ProximaX) in Sydney from 8 – 12 April 2019 for a series of free talks, workshops and networking events with a focus on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and China. 

Launch Event: The headline event, ‘CityTalks Sydney: Our future with AI and its rise in China’ is already at 75% capacity! Book your free tickets soon if you’d like to come.
Full Program: The full calendar of VEP events is listed on WhatsOn and in the PDF Calendar.

Pier One Sydney Harbour has thousands of guests come through our doors every month.

With the spirit of “Live Like A Sydneysider” in everything that we do, we would like to give our guests access to experiences that only the locals enjoy.

Skip the usual “tourist” attractions and experience what it is like to live in Walsh Bay. The new Pier One Key program is an exclusive benefits program for guests that unlocks special experiences at local businesses around Walsh Bay. Guests simply show their Pier One room key and receive a unique offer, benefit, or experience.

This is selected by the business and can be anything from an off-menu item, a customizable offer, an exclusive discount, etc. The creativity lies with the business!

Please reach out to Kim Mahaffy and Catherine Mclaughlin if you are interested in participating in this program.

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A reminder that applications for Vivid Light and Vivid Ideas 2018 are closing on 7th November.

See the links below for more information.

Vivid Light Expressions of Interest.

Vivid Ideas Expressions of Interest

Earlier this year, planning approval for the proposed Walsh Bay Arts Precinct $210 million redevelopment was found invalid in the Court of Appeals on the grounds that the state did not adequately consider the impact on nearby businesses of Walsh Bay during the construction phase. You can read more about the case here.

The decision came at a time where the Walsh Bay Precinct Association (PMA) began asking their own questions about not only the impact of the construction stage but also that of the operational phase, on residents and businesses in Walsh Bay and surrounding areas. Whilst the PMA were in favour of an improved Arts Precinct, of key concern were the potential affects of noise, traffic, and people management - all issues which the Precinct Association felt were not adequately addressed in the Stage 2 application which has now been reviewed by Create NSW and Infrastructure NSW. 

Yesterday, a new State Significant Development Application for the project went on exhibition. You can find all available information relating to this exhibition below.

Walk a 28km course around Sydney Harbour in support of Cancer Council NSW.

Sunday 29 October 2017 from 7.30am to 4.30pm

The Council of the City of Sydney was established in 1842. This major exhibition presents the civic and social histories, events, people and places of the inner city from 1842 to 2017. It demonstrates the impact of Council as the administrator of the city over 175 years.