The Council of Capital City Lord Mayors today welcomed the Government’s release of the terms of reference for its review into climate change policies. CCCLM Chair, Katrina Fong Lim welcomed the announcement of the review. “Australia is one of the worlds’ most urbanised nations, and our capital cities are instrumental in delivering emissions reductions to meet Australia’s targets”. “Australia’s capital cities are actively working towards reducing emissions, building resilience and decreasing vulnerability to the adverse effects of climate change, and each of the capital cities have set high aspirations for climate action for their local government areas”. Capital city councils look forward to having input into the 2017 review of Australia’s national climate policy, and continuing to work collectively with the Federal and State and Territory governments on this area of critical importance. “The review needs to ensure the development and implementation of effective national climate change policy settings that promote a national framework for meeting Australia’s international commitments, whilst also addressing the integration of climate policy with energy policy and support for ongoing efforts to strengthen energy networks and markets”. “Australia’s capital cities are leaders in the implementation of climate action in Australia, and look forward to enhanced collaboration with our federal, state and territory counterparts in this critical area”, Lord Mayor Katrina Fong Lim... Read More
In our rapidly changing world, cities are more important than ever before. Cities are where people and organisations come together, where investments are made, where new ideas are formed, where jobs are created and, importantly, where lives are lived.
A review of the night time economic performance – commissioned by the National Local Government Drug and Alcohol Committee.
The CCCLM recognises the importance of transport connectivity in delivering economic and social benefits to Australia’s cities.
In recent years local governments have seen funding through grants and subsidies reduced which has put increased pressure on the capital and major cities to deliver infrastructure and services, therefore CCCLM is supportive of developing alternative equitable and sustainable funding and financing models.
There is clear evidence that affordable housing is a major issue in Australia’s cities. And that these problems are worsening, particularly in our larger cities, as a result of increasing city populations which place increasing pressure on land and infrastructure, and are driving up housing prices in our inner cities.
CCCLM believes that affordable housing must be regarded as essential basic infrastructure that is vital to the social and economic wellbeing of our cities and local communities, and is committed to working with all key stakeholders to develop solutions to Australia’s housing problems.
Read more here: Affordability Submission – Final 180316
Submission to inquiry into the need for a nationally consistent approach to alcohol-fuelled violence
Australian city councils continuously manage the effects of alcohol and other drugs in their late night districts, and as such, the CCCLM welcomes the opportunity of contributing to this inquiry. The CCCLM supports a unified approach to reducing alcohol-related harm.
City councils facilitate diverse and vibrant night time economies – estimated at contributing $108 billion in sales revenues, and employing over one million people in 2014. Whilst addressing the need for a nationally consistent approach to alcohol-fuelled violence, there is a need to balance this with protecting and growing our 24-hour society and building better places for people to live, work and visit.
Cities must balance their range of roles as the centre of business, culture, leisure, entertainment and retailing, as well as manage local communities and localities. Federal, State/Territory and Local Governments have a responsibility to support the range of city users; including residents, day and night time businesses and those that come to the city for work and entertainment.
Providing national leadership for the effective co-ordination and representation of the special interests of Capital Cities