Sydneysiders embrace sustainable living
Sydney is known for having one of the strongest capital city economies in Australia, with a number of new initiatives being undertaken all the time to help keep the New South Wales city at the top of the table. One of the biggest things being pushed in the city is the adoption of more sustainable lifestyles, something to consider if you're interested in taking out a home mortgage and pursuing your own slice of residential heaven.
With sustainability in the spotlight, it's no surprise that Sydney has been chosen to host this years annual Walk21, a three day event where experts and researchers from across the globe meet to share research and create potential policies towards creating more sustainable, walkable cities. More than 500 delegates from across the world will be coming to the New South Wales capital in October to discuss these issues.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the city was made for walking, with the amount of residents and tourists streaming through the developing metropolitan area every single day.
"Our world-famous harbour, landmark tourist attractions and great climate encourage Sydneysiders and visitors to get out in the fresh air and walk, whether they're working, relaxing, shopping or exploring. The city is helping to encourage more people to walk more often by investing millions of dollars in developing a liveable green network of streets, paths and other infrastructure," said Mayor Moore in a June 30 statement.
Part of the Sustainable Sydney 2030 initiative is to create safer, more attractive walking and cycling routes throughout the city and suburbs - allowing people easier modes of physical transport to get to and from their destinations. This could be a brilliant selling point for potential buyers of Sydney property, with the city expected to continue growing well into the future.
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