The City of Sydney council has announced a plan to invest almost $1 billion over the next ten years on major projects as part of the area's continuing sustainable development.
Introducing a low-carbon energy network, transforming George Street and building a new town centre for Green Square are among the council's planned projects, as well as revitalising parks, pools and cultural centres across the city.
According to lord mayor Clover Moore, the projects will strengthen Sydney's reputation as a global leader.
"Making our city work for residents is just as important as making it work for business and visitors," she said on May 15.
"It's our high-quality parks, healthy environment and diverse cultural life that attract people, but it's critical our transport network and infrastructure also support growth."
More than $230 million has been allocated for green building infrastructure, including trigeneration and photovoltaic power and LED street lighting, as well as stormwater and waste management in the city centre and Green Square.
The council has outlined 21 major projects that are due for completion by mid-2013, such as the redevelopment of Glebe and Paddington Town Halls, refurbishment of Fitzroy Gardens and the rehabilitation of the former Royal South Sydney Hospital site.