Sydney Your Say

Welcome to Sydney Your Say!

This is the place for you to get involved and help us shape the future of Sydney.  

You can find out about the City of Sydney's projects, share your ideas with us and engage with the views of other residents.

We will keep you well informed, listen to what you have to say and let you know what we're doing about it.

A good place to start is our Current Consultations:

Your Future...Your Say Sydney


  • Citizens' Jury presents 25 recommendations


    The Citizens' Jury presented their report detailing 25 recommendations on how we can ensure we have a vibrant and safe Sydney nightlife, during a public ceremony at Customs House last night.

    The Jury's recommendations fall under five broader themes:

    1. Diversity

    2. Transport

    3. Policing and Safety

    4. Education and Media

    5. Lockouts and Licensing

    Jury members presented the report to Lord Mayor Clover Moore and outlined their recommendations at a ceremony attended by members of the public, media, families and friends.

    The report will be tabled in the....Read more

    by Community Engagement 11 Apr 2014, 11:01 AM
  • Improving Crown Street


    We began work to improve Crown Street in Surry Hills between Devonshire and Cleveland Streets in mid-February.

    This work is being carried out in stages and will make the street more pleasant for pedestrians, help calm traffic and encourage outdoor dining.

    The works include:

    • wider footpaths creating more space for outdoor dining
    • a raised pedestrian crossing, north of Lansdowne Road
    • a raised footpath crossing on Lansdowne and Miles streets to calm traffic
    • new lighting and street furniture
    • putting power lines underground at the intersection of Cleveland, Crown and Baptist streets
    • new trees and garden beds in the street
    • combining two bus stops on the western side of Crown Street into one bus stop
    • moving the bus stop into the parking land for better access.

    You can view the map describing the work stages and proposed zones here.

    For more information, contact Fiona Solomonides, Project Manager, on 02 9265 9333 or email

    by Community Engagement 24 Jan 2014, 11:39 AM
  • Renewing Heffron Hall and Albert Sloss Reserve


    As part of our work to create a cultural and community hub in East Sydney we are renewing Heffron Hall and Albert Sloss Reserve. This new community facility and beautiful local park will accompany the Eternity Playhouse and the new childcare and community facilities planned for 277 Bourke Street. 

    We propose to name the new community centre and reserve the ‘East Sydney Community and Creative Arts Centre – incorporating Heffron Hall and Albert Sloss Reserve’. 

    We invite you to comment on the proposed name for the community centre before 5pm on 12 May 2014. Please quote file number S116379 and....Read more

    by Community Engagement 27 Mar 2014, 02:19 PM
  • Floodplain risk management study for the Blackwattle Bay and Johnstons Creek catchments


    We would like your feedback on our plans to manage flooding in the Blackwattle Bay and Johnstons Creek catchments.

    These catchments include parts of Glebe, Newtown, Chippendale, Darlington, Annandale, Forest Lodge, Camperdown, Ultimo and Redfern. 

    The draft Floodplain Risk Management Plans recommend a range of development controls, works to prevent flooding and measures to manage emergency flooding.

    You can view the Blackwattle Bay plan, the Johnstons Creek plan and provide your comments through this feedback form.

    Submissions should be made by Friday 21 March.

    For more information please contact the City's Senior Engineer....Read more

    by Community Engagement 11 Mar 2014, 04:21 PM
  • Draft Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan 2014-17


    With one in five people in Australia living with a disability, the City of Sydney is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive city for everyone. The draft Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan 2014 -2017 sets out six key directions as well as priority actions to help people with a disability get around, access City information, participate in cultural and recreational activities and have their say on shaping the City’s future.

    We invite you to view the draft Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan 2014 -2017 and give us your feedback. The plan is available for download in an accessible e....Read more

    by Community Engagement 14 Feb 2014, 05:20 PM
  • Citizens' Jury - How can we ensure we have a vibrant and safe Sydney nightlife?


    The newDemocracy Foundation is now calling for submissions from organisations, community members and stakeholder groups to the Citizens' Jury.

    What: Your submissions will form the starting point of  information considered by the Jury. What do you think they should consider as they weigh-up their decision? What should an informed citizen take the time to read and understand? What is your position on the question they have been asked to address?

    You may provide people with research you think they should read, examples of approaches from other locations, or even questions....Read more

    by Community Engagement 19 Dec 2013, 02:42 PM
  • Your feedback on live music in Sydney


    Thank you to everyone who made a submission on the Live Music action plan.  Submissions closed on 17 January 2014 and more than 250 contributions were received.

    The City of Sydney is now considering all your feedback before the plan is finalised and reported to Council.  Stay tuned  to Sydney Your Say for updates about the future of live music in Sydney.

    by Engagement team 10 Feb 2014, 10:55 AM
  • New draft Plan of Management for Sydney Park


    Sydney Park is one of the largest parks in the City of Sydney and much-loved by users for its open space, playground, dog walking, sports and recreation as well as its environment and heritage.  A new draft Plan of Management for Sydney Park has been developed by the City of Sydney to guide the management and the different uses of the park in the future as we work towards Sustainable Sydney 2030.  This draft plan is now on public exhibition and open for comments.  A community information session will be held on Wednesday 12 February 2014 at the Sydney Park Pavilion, along with a public....Read more

    by Engagement team 19 Dec 2013, 11:35 AM