2009 – 2015 Night Time Economy report

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Documents, Publications |

This report sets out statistical analysis of the Australian Night Time Economy (NTE) for the period 2009 to 2015. The data are presented at three spatial/administrative levels: 1. National 2. State 3. Local Government Authority (LGA) The 2015 data highlights steady growth in the NTE over the period of 2009-15, and demonstrates that the Australian NTE accounts for :- – 17% of all establishments (358,080 out of 2,121,053); – employment of over 1.1 million people Australia-wide; and – sales turnover of $121.7bn. This constitutes 26% of Australian employment, and a 19% contribution of total turnover. The report is available to download below: Australian Night Time Economy 2009 to 2015 –...

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Communique – Lord Mayors’ meeting, Sydney 9-10 March

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Media Release |

Australia’s capital city Lord Mayors are focused on improving the prosperity, safety and liveability of our major cities. The Council of Capital City Lord Mayors (CCCLM) met today at Sydney Town Hall, to discuss critical issues for the management and security of our major cities and the people who live in, work and visit them. The agenda for the Lord Mayors’ meeting included discussions and briefings from expert practitioners: ·       Climate Action ·       City Safety and Security ·       Homelessness ·       Urban Renewal ·       Short Term Letting ·       Development of Precincts As part of CCCLM’s on-going engagement with the Federal Government, the Lord Mayors also met with the Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, to discuss practical solutions that will help cities to achieve successful environmental outcomes, as well as meeting local and international targets and commitments. “Australia’s capital cities are critical to the nation’s economic and social prosperity, and as the managers of our major cities, it is vital that the Lord Mayors work together through CCCLM to address the major issues impacting on our cities”, said Lord Mayor Clover Moore – Lord Mayor of Sydney and Chair of CCCLM. Globally, cities consume 78% of the world’s energy and produce more than 60% of all carbon dioxide and significant amounts of other greenhouse gas emissions, mainly through energy generation, vehicles, industry, and biomass use. “However, the capital cities are also the nation’s economic engine room.  Over two-thirds of Australia’s population live in our capital cities, which also generate 68% of the nation’s GDP.  They are our biggest and most important communities.” The Lord Mayors share an agenda to deliver economic benefits that drive national prosperity and sustainability to our respective cities and communities.   Collaboration and partnerships between our capital cities is essential for this to occur”, Lord Mayor Moore concluded.    ...

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Submission to the independent review into the future security of the National Electricity Market

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Publications |

As one of the worlds’ most urbanised nations, Australia’s capital cities will be instrumental to the implementation of climate and energy reform. Cities will be the site of many of the dramatic changes in consumer behaviour and technological change highlighted in the Finkel Review.  The CSIRO estimates that as much as 50 per cent of energy consumption by 2050 will occur through decentralised energy technologies, which will be primarily rolled-out in the capital cities.  As Australia’s energy market rules were constructed in an era of centralised generation, there are a series of regulatory barriers for decentralised energy which act as anti-competitive barriers to entry or distort competition.  In the aftermath of the South Australian black-out, the focus of many parties is large-scale energy, networks and market operations to improve energy security – but it is equally important that energy market rules are modernised for the efficient roll-out of decentralised energy technologies Internationally, cities and regions were included in the Paris summit for the first term at a Conference of the Parties.  The C40 cities network has recently estimated cities can directly or indirectly implement 40 per cent of the Paris agreement. CCCLM Finkel Review Submission – Web version 70317...

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Submission to the inquiry into the social issues relating to land-based driverless vehicles in Australia

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Publications |

The Council of Capital City Lord Mayors welcomes the Federal Government’s initiative in commencing a dialogue on the introduction of driverless vehicles, which will contribute to the development of the appropriate environment that encourages development in a safe and productive manner. We offer the following comments, and note our interest in remaining part of the discussion as the development of policy for the introduction of driverless vehicles in Australia evolves. Driverless...

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National Carbon Offset Standards submission

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Publications |

CCCLM believes that the proposed National Carbon Offset Standards (NCOS) for buildings are broadly consistent with the existing NCOS for organisations and products and services. The draft standards provide an appropriate level of flexibility for application in different scenarios, e.g. carbon neutral certification of a whole building or base building operations only, and for precincts of varying sizes. In addition, the draft standards provide appropriate guidance on carbon accounting for building and precincts. CCCLM – Feedback on Carbon Offset...

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