Partnership objectives

  • To work collaboratively to improve the sustainability of Sydney’s commercial and public sector buildings and to help facilitate the achievement of Sustainable Sydney 2030 goals
  • To improve the energy, water and waste efficiency of buildings within the City’s Local Government Area
  • To facilitate the rollout of, and connection to green infrastructure, such as the proposed trigeneration and recycled water networks
  • To engage with regulators and governments on key environmental policy and regulatory issues
  • To champion and promote the objectives and outcomes of the Better Buildings Partnership and Sustainable Sydney 2030 to the wider community and relevant stakeholders.

Partnership goals

To achieve these broad program objectives a series of immediate, intermediate and ultimate goals have been established.

  • In the immediate term, the program will build the capacity of stakeholders to drive sustainability across their operations, by increasing their skills and knowledge and by harnessing their interest.
  • In the intermediate term, the program will engage stakeholder audiences around the wider benefits of sustainability and corporate citizenship. Members will be encouraged to participate in planning and decision-making for projects contributing to Sustainable Sydney 2030.
  • Ultimately, the program will inspire the broader population of the city and Australia’s built environment industry and will lead market transformation of the city centre. Sydney will be seen as a global leader for best practice in sustainability in buildings, precincts and urban development.

Sustainable Sydney 2030

Sustainable Sydney 2030 is the City of Sydney’s vision for a Green, Global, and Connected City. To help realise this vision the City of Sydney has set a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent by 2030 (from 2006 levels).

A number of key initiatives including the Better Buildings Partnership will help deliver this ambitious target and deliver sustainable outcomes in a push for Sydney to be Australia’s low-carbon capital.

Read the latest Better Buildings Partnership annual report