Lord Mayor of Sydney
Clover Moore has served as Lord Mayor of Sydney since 2004 having been re-elected three time. The first popularly elected woman to lead the City of Sydney, Clover was also an Independent Member of the New South Wales Parliament from 1988 to 2012.
Throughout her public life, Clover has championed progressive policies. Small bars, freedom of information laws, whistleblower protection, disclosure of government contracts, boarding house protection, tenant’s rights, strata title reform, making it illegal to incite hatred against members of the GLBT community and making same sex adoption legal are among her achievements.
As Lord Mayor, Clover is leading the City in implementing Sustainable Sydney 2030, its internationally renowned long term plan to secure Sydney’s future as a leading international green liveable and creative city.
As Lord Mayor, Clover is leading the City in implementing Sustainable Sydney 2030, its internationally renowned long term plan to secure Sydney’s future as a leading international green liveable and creative city. This plan includes ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse emissions.
The City’s environmental leadership is internationally recognised. In 2011, the City became the first government in Australia to be certified as carbon neutral. It is one of 11 cities recognised as compliant with the C40 Compact of Mayors on climate change.
Clover also leads the City in implementing OPEN Sydney, the Strategy and Action Plan for a diverse, inviting and safe nightlife and the Creative City Cultural Policy and Strategy, with its emphasis on expanding opportunities for cultural and creative activity.
Under her leadership, the City of Sydney has developed a global reputation for delivering award winning facilities, protecting open space, promoting design excellence, delivering new transport options, promoting and expanding the City’s cultural and creative life and initiating progressive solutions to complex city social problems.