Culture and creative thinking have an implicit value in our daily lives and aspirations for the future of the city.

We recognise we have an unmatched opportunity to reimagine Sydney’s natural and built environment and support programs and individuals who will ensure our city remains internationally competitive for generations to come. In fact, this is one of the ten directions in our long-term strategic plan for the city, Sustainable Sydney 2030.

Our commitment to the cultural and creative life of the city ensures these values are tangibly and imaginatively integrated into the way we live – not only in galleries, stages, and museums – but in the informal and often unplanned ways our daily lives are enriched by the work of artists.

Learn more about the work we are doing, by reading our Cultural Policy, Public Art Strategy and Policy, Open Sydney: Strategy and Action Plan 2013-2030 and our plan to revitalise one of Sydney’s principal boulevards, George Street.

Public Art Strategy & Policy

We believe public art should have a palpable presence throughout Sydney. As the most visible and accessible art form, public art plays an important role in contributing to the poetic …

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Late Night Economy

We want to create a vibrant and safe nightlife for Sydney that offers something for everyone – from a street bar with live music, to an all-hours bookshop. Sydney has …

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City Centre Transformation

The transformation of George Street is one of our civic improvement programs designed to unlock the potential of the City Centre. Crucial to this is the introduction of light rail, …

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Planning & Design Excellence

Excellence in architecture, design and planning will ensure Sydney maintains its place as one of the most outstanding cities in the world. Better yet, it contributes to the liveability of …

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