Tag: Sydney

ARCADIS Sustainable Cities Index


The Sustainable Cities Index explores the three demands of People, Planet and Profit to develop an indicative ranking of 50 of the world’s leading cities. Sydney ranked 11 and Melbourne 17.

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Cumberland Land Conservancy (Sydney)

Cumberland Land Conservancy (CLC)

The Cumberland Land Conservancy (CLC) is a volunteer operated not-for-profit organisation established to protect and restore the natural environment of western Sydney. Its core purpose is to acquire and conserve land locally for conservation purposes.

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Red imported fire ants in Sydney

Red Fire Ant

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is continuing to closely monitor a detection of red imported fire ants at a port facility at Port Botany, Sydney. It appears the ants are localised to the initial detection site, but NSW

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Let’s make Parramatta River swimmable again

Let's make Parramatta River swimmable again

The upper and mid reaches of Sydney’s iconic Parramatta River, which feeds Sydney Harbour, have become too polluted for swimming and other activities to continue. A new initiative aims to make the whole river swimmable again by 2025.

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Sydney Beaches: A history

Sydney Beaches: A history

Sydney Beaches tells the story of how Sydneysiders developed their love of the beach. It also reveals another history – one that is lesser known and more intriguing – the story of the battles for the beach.

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The Future of Urban Water: Scenarios for Water Utilities in 2040

Using Sydney as a reference city, this new report depicts four plausible scenarios, exploring how a wide range of social, technological, economic, environmental and political trends could shape our urban water future.

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When to increase urban water supply? And at what price?

The findings of new research indicate that if water utilities and water price regulators were to balance urban water supply and demand by deriving dynamically efficient volumetric prices for residential water then they might avoid premature investments such as the Sydney

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Sydney Sustainable Living

The goal of Sydney Sustainable Living is to provide enhanced accessibility to information on sustainability events and workshops, online resources and real world locations such as sustainability centres and community gardens around Sydney.

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Sydney Urban Sanctuary campaign

Sydney’s green space is increasingly under pressure from a growing population and increased development. As discussed in The Urban Sanctuary report, the Total Environment Centre (TEC) has created the Urban Sanctuary campaign to foster an urgently-needed long-term vision for remnant

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Sydney Harbour Water Quality Improvement Plan consultation

Greater Sydney Local Land Services is developing a Water Quality Improvement Plan for Sydney Harbour and its tributaries. Community feedback is being sought through three community forums to be held in early September.

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