Australia’s Council of Capital City Lord Mayors (CCCLM) will converge on Canberra today to discuss important policy issues with Federal political leaders, including the Prime Minister. CCCLM Chair, Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said strong relationships... Read More
The Lord Mayors of Australia’s capital cities will convene for a Council of Capital City Lord Mayors (CCCLM) forum in Singapore today to coincide with the World Cities Summit. Chair of the CCCLM and Lord Mayor of Melbourne Robert Doyle said this is the... Read More
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.
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.
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.
Australian capital cities are continuously managing the effects of alcohol and other drugs in their entertainment districts, whilst facilitating diverse and vibrant night time economies (valued at $102 billion in 2013) and maintaining safe and healthy environments for communities and visitors.
CCCLM recognise the need for balance between protecting and growing our 24-hour society and building better places for people to live, work and visit. More needs to be done by all levels of government to reduce the volume of alcohol-related harm and to change attitudes towards excessive drinking.
Unlocking Smart Growth in Australia’s Capital Cities identifies the critical components that contribute to making our cities more prosperous, sustainable and liveable places. The Smart Growth model provides a real alternative to continual expansion. It focuses on building mixed use communities with a range of housing and transport choices, great public spaces and access to local jobs.
CCCLM has been pleased to work with Urbis to bring this important report to Australia
Unlocking Smart Growth in Australia’s Capital Cities
Providing national leadership for the effective co-ordination and representation of the special interests of Capital Cities