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

Creating Liveable Cities in Australia – Scorecards

Paula Hooper

Research Fellow

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Creating Liveable Cities in Australia – Scorecards

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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Research Programs

Research Programs

Healthy Liveable Cities Group

Learning more about the relationship between health and the places people live, work, learn and play can better prepare us for the challenges of tomorrow.

News & Blog

Blog

Creating built environments to support active living

28 May 2019

More than 75% of the population of Australia’s largest cities continue to live in suburbs. The implications include reduced opportunities for physical activity, social interaction, access to public transport & high motor vehicle dependency.

News

Landmark liveability research wins at national planning awards

17 May 2019

Pioneering RMIT research that delivered the first true measurement of liveability in Australia’s capital cities has been recognised with a top planning award.

Media

Brisbane’s public transport access worst in the country: report

28 November 2018

A new report measuring Brisbane’s liveability progress has found its residents have the worst access to public transport in Australia.

News

RMIT urban research wins at Victorian planning awards

27 November 2018

RMIT urban academics and students have been recognised at the Awards for Planning Excellence – Victoria for their leadership in planning.

News

How can we make Victoria more walkable and bike-friendly?

08 November 2018

The benefits of cycling and walking are many and well-known. Here, our experts provide their insights on how to get Victorians moving.

News

How can we make Victoria more liveable?

08 November 2018

Melbourne’s growing population is as topical as ever. Here, our experts provide their insights on the critical challenges that affect the liveability of Victorians.

Blog

Melbourne or Sydney? This is how our two biggest cities compare for liveability

09 September 2018

The question of which city is the most liveable is an annual hot topic. Competition is fierce, especially between Melbourne and Sydney.

Media

How liveable is Melbourne really? New report settles the score

09 September 2018

A new report measuring Melbourne’s liveability progress calls for a redistribution of employment across the city to reduce commute times, ease traffic congestion and encourage more physical activity.

Blog

The world’s ‘most liveable city’ title isn’t a measure of the things most of us actually care about

15 August 2018

These rankings are based on The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index, which “assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions”.

Media

Sydney liveability scorecard reveals urban wins and fails

24 July 2018

A new report measuring Sydney’s liveability progress has found that the city is struggling to meet its public transport targets, but other Australian capitals should aim to replicate its ambitious policies.

Media

New report settles the score on Perth’s liveability

10 May 2018

A new report measuring Perth’s liveability progress has found that despite the city’s improvements, it is struggling to meet its targets for policy implementation.

Events

Past Events

Creating liveable cities in Australia: Launch of the Melbourne Scorecard

10 September 2018, 5:30PM-7:30PM

Join us for this informal networking event hosted by the Planning Institute of Australia for the presentation of  A Scorecard and Priority Recommendations for Melbourne – a new report measuring Melbourne’s true liveability progress.