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Lord Mayors welcome continued support for Cities

The Council of Capital City Lord Mayors (CCCLM) welcomes Labor’s infrastructure policy, acknowledging the ALP’s continued support for cities. Lord Mayors support Labor’s policy to bolster Infrastructure Australia by providing it with the administration of infrastructure financing facility, whilst conforming to Infrastructure Australia’s priority list. CCCLM Chair, Katrina Fong Lim (Lord Mayor of Darwin) commented that “the support of the Infrastructure Australia priority list is intrinsic in providing long term infrastructure to our cities. “This ensures decisions are made for the right infrastructure, at the right time and in the right location – with the strategic direction of spanning the life of one government,” said Katrina Fong Lim In our rapidly changing world, cities matter more than ever before. Cities now act as a location that centralises where investments are made, new ideas are formed, jobs are created, and most importantly where lives are lived. CCCLM welcomes the continuing interest and understanding the ALP has for cities, and the need of investment in infrastructure to ensure their continued economic... Read More

Clean Energy Matter for Cities

The Council of Capital City Lord Mayors (CCCLM) today welcomed the Coalition’s release of its plans to provide funds directed at boosting renewable energy and clean technology in capital cities. In welcoming today’s release, CCCLM Chair and Lord Mayor of Darwin, Katrina Fong Lim noted that “whilst the funding proposed is much welcomed, it demonstrates that action is required by all three levels of government working together which will allow cities to deliver emissions reductions”. “Our cities are instrumental in delivering emissions reductions to meet the Australian Government’s commitments, and capital cities stand ready to work alongside Federal and State/Territory governments to deliver energy efficiency in our cities” said the Lord Mayor. “It is recognised that Australia is one of the world’s most urbanised nations, and Australian’s are large users of energy. Cities produce a significant proportion of greenhouse gas emissions and consume an estimated 75% of the world’s energy. “Australian cities are vulnerable to a number of natural disasters – rising sea levels, flooding in low lying areas, increased water scarcity, extreme heat conditions and weather events. Cities play an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as planning and managing the impacts of climate change.  By working together, all levels of Government can ensure that Australia’s cities are strong and resilient, offering a quality of life that today’s and future generations can enjoy”. Lord Mayors call on the Federal Government to work with State and Territory governments, as well as capital city councils, to get the regulatory environment right in order to allow projects to... Read More


Smart Cities Plan – Submission June 2016

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.

Cities matter.

CCCLM Smart Cities Plan Response – Final

The Australian Night Time Economy 2009-2014

A review of the night time economic performance – commissioned by the National Local Government Drug and Alcohol Committee.

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Submission – inquiry into transport connectivity in stimulating development and economic activity

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.

Read more here: CCCLM Submission – SC Infrastructure Tranport & Cites – final 08 03 16


Submission – Affordable Housing Working Group Issues Paper

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.

Read more here: CCCLM Submission to Inquiry into the need for a nationally consistent approach to alcohol-fuelled violence

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