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

Submission to Commercial Building Disclosure review

The Council of Capital City Lord Mayors represents the interests of the Lord Mayors (and ACT Chief Minister) of Australia’s eight capital cities. As large users of energy, cities produce a significant proportion of greenhouse gas emissions and consume an estimated 75% of the world’s energy (C40 Cities 2009). Australia’s capital cities acknowledge this impact and are responding to the need to unlock energy efficiency in buildings by accelerating the upgrade of existing residential and commercial buildings in order to meet minimum national targets. Read more here: CBD Submission

CCCLM Submission – Infrastructure Australia’s 15 Year Infrastructure Plan

The CCCLM submission draws from recent research and seeks a partnership with supporting policy and programs to create the environment for integrated infrastructure planning and delivery. In summary, the CCCLM seeks: Partnering to improve the accessibility and productivity in Australia’s capital cities to address how projects are planned, agreed and funded Progressing the further development and implementation of the COAG Reform Council’s Cities Task Force recommendations by Federal, State and Territory and Local governments (including a mechanism for industry and academic engagement) Partnerships by all levels of government to unlock innovative funding solutions to deliver infrastructure projects in Australia’s cities that are part of an integrated long term plan Adoption of the smart growth model to ensure that federal funding is directed to the right projects in the right locations the development of a mechanism where knowledge is shared to enable solutions to the challenges facing our cities. CCCLM Submission – 15 Infrastructure Plan FINAL

The Australian Night Time Economy and the economic performance of key LGAs

The National Local Government Drug and Alcohol Committee (NLGDAAC) encourages ways of sharing best practise that may help improve the quality and safety of the Night Time Economy. In this study it sponsors understanding of the economic impact of the NTE and we ask questions such as How big is it? In what ways is it changing? What is its economic role in urban centres? This work follows an initial report on the Australian Night Time Economy5 for the time period 2009 to 2011. This new analysis captures that period and reports through to the end of June 2013. PN041230_TheAustralianNTE_vFinal

CCCLM policy position – Homelessness

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. CCCLM 2 Homelessness

CCCLM policy position – Emissions Reductions

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. CCCLM 5 Emissions Reductions

CCCLM policy position – International Education

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. CCCLM 3 International Education

Submission to Productivity Commission’s draft report into public infrastructure

This submission builds on the Council of Capital City Lord Mayors (CCCLM) earlier submission to the Commission’s inquiry into ways to encourage private financing and funding for major infrastructure projects, including issues relating to the high cost and the long lead times associated with these projects. CCCLM PC Infra sub 040414

Unlocking Smart Growth in Australia’s Capital Cities

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 Report