Draft Net Zero Emissions Pathway

Submissions closed on 09 November 2022, 11:59 PM


The City of Ryde has developed a draft Net Zero Emissions Pathway to further its commitment to reduce emissions, climate change impacts and plan for a sustainable future.

This plan recognises the steps Council has already undertaken to reduce emissions and outlines a strategy for achieving Net Zero emissions for both Council’s operations and the community.

This plan has been prepared in accordance with the NSW Government’s goal for Net Zero Emissions by 2050, the Greater Cities Commission’s North District Plan, City of Ryde’s Local Strategic Planning Statement and Council's climate emergency declaration.


Net Zero Emissions means that any emissions of greenhouse gases generated are balanced by the removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. In practice this means reducing emissions as far as possible, then offsetting the remainder through activities such as tree planting, soil management, carbon capture and storage.

The draft Net Zero Emissions Pathway is on public exhibition until Wednesday 9 November 2022 for community review and comments.



You can Have Your Say on the Draft Net Zero Emissions Pathway in a number of ways including via e-mail, post or by completing the submission form below.

Written Submissions

Written submissions must be clearly marked as ‘Draft Net Zero Emissions Pathway’. All submissions must be received by Council by Wednesday 9 November 2022.

Online Submissions

Complete the online submission form to let us know your thoughts and go in the draw to win a $100 gift voucher. Submissions must be received by Wednesday 9 November 2022. Please see our full terms and conditions for more information.

Online Submissions are now closed.


If you require more information about the Draft Net Zero Emissions Pathway or are unable to make an online/written submission, please call our Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222 or email cityofryde@ryde.nsw.gov.au.

If you require translating assistance, you may call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask for an interpreter to contact Council for you.