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Capital City Lord Mayors applaud Cities Ministry

The Council of Capital City Lord Mayors congratulates the Prime Minister’s appointment of Jamie Briggs as Minister for Cities and the Built Environment. The appointment sends a clear message that cities matter – and the needs of Cities are firmly on the agenda of the Federal Government, cementing political support across all of major Australia’s political parties for federal engagement and investment in cities. A welcome first in federal politics. In welcoming the announcement, CCCLM Chair Martin Haese said “we are buoyed by the appointment of a Minister for Cities, and look forward to working with the Federal Government to address the infrastructure gap that our cities face. “Our cities are facing enormous challenges in managing population growth and the associated demands for transport and other infrastructure – whilst continuing to provide sustainable environments to maintain productive and liveable cities. “It is in our cities where people live and are employed, with 60% of Australia’s population living in the cities Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide. Our cities are where the contribution to the National economy is greatest, cities are the drivers of the national economy, generating the majority of Australia’s GDP. “This appointment signals that cities are to be given the attention they need. We look forward to working alongside Federal and State governments to develop the appropriate planning and investment mechanisms that provide the right decisions to enable the delivery of thriving future cities” he said. The CCCLM acknowledges the continued and welcomed support of cities by the Opposition, through the Shadow Minister for Cities, Anthony Albanese,... Read More

Capital City Lord Mayors seek renewed Federal focus on Cities

The Council of Capital City Lord Mayors congratulates Malcolm Turnbull MP on being sworn in this afternoon as Prime Minister, and acknowledges his previous interest in cities. CCCLM Chair and Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Martin Haese, is confident this interest will extend to Federal policy announcements on cities in the lead up to the Federal election. “Cities are where national economic growth, innovation and creativity takes place, our cities are where 80 per cent of Australians live and work,” Martin said. “It is well known that strong cities are the foundation of a strong economy and it is evident that the economic and population load faced by Australia’s cities is set to grow into the future. “Australia’s population is estimated to grow by 30 million people by 2031 – the lion’s share of this growth will be in our capital cities. “The cost of road delays in the six largest capital cities cost our nation $13.7 billion in 2007 – expected to grow to $53.3 billion in 2031. Now is the time to turn the attention and support to the needs of cities. “All levels of government are required to work in partnership to unlock solutions that will deliver the infrastructure, environmental and economic solutions to manage our future growth.” Now, more than ever, cities matter, and the CCCLM looks forward to working with Prime Turnbull and his government to ensure the future prosperity and sustainability... Read More


CCCLM Submission – Infrastructure Australia’s 15 Year Infrastructure Plan

The CCCLM submission draws from recent research and seeks a partnership with supporting policy and programs to create the environment for integrated infrastructure planning and delivery. In summary, the CCCLM

  • Partnering to improve the accessibility and productivity in Australia’s capital cities to address how projects are planned, agreed and funded
  • Progressing the further development and implementation of the COAG Reform Council’s Cities Task Force recommendations by Federal, State and Territory and Local governments (including a mechanism for industry and academic engagement)
  • Partnerships by all levels of government to unlock innovative funding solutions to deliver infrastructure projects in Australia’s cities that are part of an integrated long term plan
  • Adoption of the smart growth model to ensure that federal funding is directed to the right projects in the right locations
  • the development of a mechanism where knowledge is shared to enable solutions to the challenges facing our cities.

CCCLM Submission – 15 Infrastructure Plan FINAL

The Australian Night Time Economy and the economic performance of key LGAs

The National Local Government Drug and Alcohol Committee (NLGDAAC) encourages ways of sharing best practise that may help improve the quality and safety of the Night Time Economy.

In this study it sponsors understanding of the economic impact of the NTE and we ask questions such as

How big is it?

In what ways is it changing?

What is its economic role in urban centres?

This work follows an initial report on the Australian Night Time Economy5 for the time period 2009 to 2011.

This new analysis captures that period and reports through to the end of June 2013.


CCCLM policy position – Homelessness

It is a fundamental right of every Australian to live in a home that is safe, secure and affordable. The reality is that not everyone in Australia can access this basic human right. Homelessness is an issue that affects all capital cities.

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CCCLM policy position – Emissions Reductions

As large users of energy, cities produce a significant proportion of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and consume an estimated 75% of the world’s energy (C40 Cities 2009).

CCCLM has a bold agenda to improve the way capital cities are planned, built and function to achieve efficient use of resources and to develop lead approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

CCCLM 5 Emissions Reductions

CCCLM policy position – International Education

Education is Australia’s fourth biggest export sector. It is the largest export industry for Victoria and second largest for NSW. Education generates $15 billion a year (down from $18 billion in 2009) and supports approximately 100,000 jobs across Australia. CCCLM believes more needs to be done to secure Australia’s future as a leading education exporter.

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Providing national leadership for the effective co-ordination and representation of the special interests of Capital Cities

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