A scorecard and priority recommendations for Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane developed using results from the 'Creating Liveable Cities in Australia' (2017) report.

  • Project dates: 2018 (ongoing)

These scorecards were developed using results from the ‘Creating Liveable Cities in Australia’ (2017) report. This report reviewed state government urban planning policies related to liveability in the major cities based on policy implementation indicators and a newly developed set of created national liveability indicators – which enabled comparisons between cities.

The scorecards focus on city-based results for Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane respectively, highlighting areas of importance for each city.

Key People

Lead researchers

Dr Lucy Gunn

Dr Lucy Gunn

Research Fellow

Julianna Rozek

Julianna Rozek

PhD Student

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Paula Hooper

Research Fellow

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Melanie Lowe

Lecturer (Public Health)

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Carl Higgs

Carl Higgs

Research Officer

Rebecca Roberts

Rebecca Roberts

GIS Analyst

Distinguished Professor Billie Giles-Corti

Distinguished Professor Billie Giles-Corti

Director of Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform & Convener of the Healthy Liveable Cities Group

Dr Jonathan Arundel

Dr Jonathan Arundel

Senior Research Fellow

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