Sydney’s Resilience Journey

Sydney released its Resilience Strategy on July 24, 2018. Explore the strategy here.

Sydney’s Resilience Story

Today, Sydney is one of the most diverse cities in the world with a population of close to 5 million people made up of 200 vibrant cultures. While the metropolis is known for the beauty of its natural environment and outdoor lifestyle, Sydney is struggling to maintain its liveability and equity during a time of rapid growth. Communities across Sydney have experienced a range of chronic stresses such as a lack of housing affordability, transport congestion, storms and flooding, bushfires and even cyber-attacks. To become connected, inclusive and resilient is a challenge every major organization in Sydney must address together in order to create a place of opportunity and well-being for everyone. Developed with input and insights from the elders, community groups, government and business representatives, the Resilient Sydney Strategy marks a new spirit of collaboration and connection across the city.

 

SHOCKS AND STRESSES
  • Cyber Attack
  • Disease Outbreak
  • Extreme Heat
  • Financial / Economic Crisis
  • Inadequate Public Transportation Systems
  • Infrastructure Failure
  • Lack of Affordable Housing
  • Lack of Social Cohesion
  • Shifting Macroeconomic Trends
  • Terrorist Attack
  • Water Insecurity

Meet The Chief Resilience Officer

Sydney's CRO

Beck Dawson is Sydney’s Chief Resilience Officer, hosted by the City of Sydney Council. Beck will lead in developing and implementing the Resilient Sydney Strategy across all of metropolitan Sydney.

As a property sustainability expert, Beck has a background is in long-term planning and investment in the natural and urban built environments. She was General Manager Corporate Sustainability at Investa Property Group and worked on leading Australian property sector committees. She was also Sustainability Manager for the Science Museum in London and a consultant to UK business and industry.

Beck holds a Masters in Sustainable Architecture, a Graduate Diploma in Scientific Communication and a Bachelor of Science.

Snapshot of Sydney

  • 5,000,000

    METROPOLITAN POPULATION AS OF 2016

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  • Disease Outbreak
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  • Inadequate Public Transportation Systems
  • Infrastructure Failure
  • Lack of Affordable Housing
  • Lack of Social Cohesion
  • Shifting Macroeconomic Trends
  • Terrorist Attack
  • Water Insecurity

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