Our Decadal Strategy, Sustainability and Resilience 2030, details the reasons why, as a leading anchor educational institution deeply embedded in Greater Western Sydney, we must envision a more resilient, sustainable and prosperous future.
Sustainability and Resilience 2030 (PDF, 8740.45 KB) (opens in a new window) is a call to come together as a community around key aspirations that frame a vision for just transitions to sustainable ways of living that leave no one behind. It asks us all to proactively recognise and reimagine the interdependence of life, starting within our region Greater Western Sydney, and also to recognise the contribution that we have in a wider global context. It asks us to reimagine the transitions that are urgently needed to tackle the challenges of the 21st century that are so profoundly redefining human social life.
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Read the full Sustainability and Resilience 2030 Decadal Strategy (PDF, 575.97 KB) (opens in a new window)
Our Nine Interconnected Priority Statements have been developed to focus our actions for the decade to 2030. These statements are both a challenge and an opportunity for the University. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (SDGs 2030) blueprint has informed the development of these statements. Our priority statements are:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges: Embrace Indigenous knowledges for pathways to sustainability and Caring for Country (planet)
- Regenerative Systems: Value biodiversity linking human wellbeing to environmental health (planet)
- Resilient Cities: Enable urban resilience and adaptive capacity in our region (people)
- Climate Action: Step up efforts to support climate action in our region (people)
- Economic Transitions: Enact new visions for economic transitions through ethical economic and ecological relationships (prosperity)
- Ethical Artificial Intelligence (AI): Harness the benefits of AI and automation in planning for sustainability (prosperity)
- Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture: Promote agroecological principles for just food systems (peace)
- Justice: Activate environmental justice and social inclusion to tackle inequality in our region (peace)
- Partnerships: Collaborate with regional, national and international organisations across all sectors to deliver impact across these priority statements (partnerships).
Engage and contribute on the new digital platform!
The Sustainability and Resilience 2030 Digital Engagement Platform (opens in a new window) forms an interactive part of our strategy and provides an opportunity for our staff and students to raise the profile of and socialise your sustainability curriculum, operations, research and engagement (C.O.R.E) initiatives under one cohesive umbrella. You can also learn more about the strategy and view other work being done across the University with the shared goal of building a sustainable and equitable world.
To engage and contribute it’s as simple as visiting our Digital Engagement Platform (opens in a new window) website and submitting your work with our webform (opens in a new window) in a few short steps. All submissions are moderated.
Download the Sustainability and Resilience 2030 Digital Engagement Platform Information sheet.
The Sustainability and Resilience Decadal Strategy (SRDS) signals the University’s commitment and response to regional and global sustainability challenges. SRDS supports our educational committment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and our institutional 'Sustaining Success 2021- 2026' (opens in a new window) strategy. It also leverages our other institutional strategies - our Indigenous Strategy, our Education Strategy and our Research Strategy - as well as supporting our local operational plans such as the Environmental Sustainability Action Plan. The SRDS will sit alongside our other decal strategies, the Western Health, Western Sydney Creative and Flight Path (opens in a new window).
Show your support for the strategy by using our Sustainability and Resilience 2030 Zoom Background (JPG, 865.36 KB) (opens in a new window).