2017-18 Pre Budget submission

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Publications |

  Our cities currently face enormous pressures and an equal number of opportunities. As managers of our capital cities, Lord Mayors are at the coal face of change, and are in the best position to work with the Australian and State and Territory Governments to meet the challenges facing our city communities. The pressures and changing needs that result from a growing population; the impacts of a changing climate and an evolving global digital economy will challenge our cities like never before. The risk is that, left unchecked, our quality of life will reduce and our city economies will become less productive. The latest ABS population projections suggest that the Australian population may increase by as much as seven million (or 30%) by 2031, and by eighteen million (or over 75%) by 2061. However, according to the ABS projections, this growth is likely to be concentrated in Australia’s capital cities. The eight capital cities are expected to grow by a combined 5.5 million by 2031 and by 14.8 million people by 2061. To keep our cities among the world’s most liveable we must adapt quickly to the new challenges and pressures that we face. Local, State and Territory and the Australian governments need to work together, along with businesses, educational institutions, community organisations and city residents, to ensure the long‐term prosperity, liveability and resilience of our cities. CCCLM Pre-Budget Submission - final...

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Smart Cities Plan – Submission June 2016

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016 in Publications |

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

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

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Publications |

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...

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Submission – Affordable Housing Working Group Issues Paper

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Publications |

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...

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Submission to inquiry into the need for a nationally consistent approach to alcohol-fuelled violence

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Publications |

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...

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