Creating Liveable Cities in Australia is the first “baseline” measure of liveability in Australia’s state and territory capitals.

  • Project dates: 2017 (ongoing)

Creating Liveable Cities in Australia is the first “baseline” measure of liveability in Australia’s state and territory capitals. It represents the culmination of five years of research.

The report examines seven domains of a city’s liveability that also promote the health and wellbeing of Australians – walkability, public transport, public open spaces, housing affordability, employment and the food and alcohol environments.

Download a copy of the findings in brief here.

Download a copy of the full report here.

Download a copy of the scorecard and priority recommendations for Brisbane here

Download a copy of the scorecard and priority recommendations for Melbourne here

Download a copy of the scorecard and priority recommendations for Sydney here

Download a copy of the scorecard and priority recommendations for Perth here

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