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Environmental Sustainability

Sustainability is in our DNA. For thousands of years, the Gadigal people would come to Bennelong Point to meet, share stories and music. Their land management ensured the preservation of their food sources. The Opera House’s architect, Jørn Utzon, incorporated sustainable design elements such as a seawater-cooling system into the building which opened in 1973. The new Environmental Sustainability Plan 2017 – 2019 builds on that legacy. 

As a source of inspiration, the Opera House aims to be a leader in environmental and social sustainability.

Sustainability at the House

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Greening when Cleaning the House

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