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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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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Submission – Smart Cities & Suburbs guidelines

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

The Council of Capital City Lord Mayors warmly welcome the Federal Government’s renewed involvement in Australia’s cities through the Smart Cities Agenda, and have been calling for greater Federal engagement in urban policy for over twenty years. CCCLM welcomes the $50m funding for the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program, but notes that the number of quality applications submitted may well significantly outweigh the grant money available. CCCLM believes that the limited budget of $10 million for the first round will severely limit the number of projects, and recommends an alternative of $20 million being available for the first year to enable more pilots. The CCCLM’s submission to the Smart Cities & Surburbs program’s guidelines contains key recommendations to encourage applications which demonstrate projects that have a strategic outcome to the Federal Government Smart Cities agenda.   CCCLM Smart Cities and Suburbs Guidelines response...

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Submission – Using value capture to help deliver major land transport infrastructure

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

The CCCLM recognises the importance of effective transport infrastructure in delivering clear economic and social benefits to Australia’s cities, and also recognises the budget constraints of all levels of Government. In recent years, local governments have seen funding through grants and subsidies reduced which has put increased pressure on capital and major cities to deliver infrastructure and services, therefore CCCLM is supportive of developing alternative equitable and sustainable funding and financing models, such as value capture. It is well established that improving transport infrastructure and connectivity, is likely to result in an increase in land and property values, whereby land in more accessible locations will attract a higher price, leading to a higher yield or higher-value use of that land, making value capture a potential source of infrastructure funding. For example, with the delivery of the Mandurah rail line in 2007, land values within a 400m catchment of rail stations increased by 40% due to the accessibility provided by the new rail system. Value Capture – CCCLM Discussion Paper response –...

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