What is Sustainability?

It is widely agreed that the international community must act immediately to address issues such as:

  • the onset of climate change,
  • unsustainable consumption of resources,
  • an increasing rate of species extinction,
  • the incidence of poverty
  • and the pollution of regional and local ecosystems.

At North Sydney Council, we are committed to working with the community to create a sustainable society - environmentally, socially and economically.

We recognise that social, economic and ecological wellbeing in our locality depends upon our collective ability to respond to global environmental crises.

This is a call to all North Sydney residents to think globally and act locally!


United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.

At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), below, which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership.

They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.