Creating liveable cities in Australia: a scorecard and priority recommendations for Brisbane

Lucy Dubrelle Gunn, Juliana Rozek, Paula Hooper, Melanie Lowe, Jonathan Arundel, Carl Higgs, Rebecca Roberts, Billie Giles-Corti

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In ‘Creating Liveable Cities in Australia’ (2017) we reviewed state government urban planning policies related to liveability in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth and presented the first ‘baseline’ measure of liveability in these cities. This scorecard focuses on the results and recommendations for Brisbane, Queensland based on two types of indicators mapped across the metropolitan area: 1) Policy implementation indicators: We reviewed each state’s policies and identified relevant, measurable standards and targets. We then mapped and assessed how well states were implementing their policies spatially, i.e., how they were delivered on-the-ground. 2) National liveability indicators: We created a set of spatial liveability indicators which are aligned with urban policy and are also associated with chronic disease risk factors or health outcomes. We mapped these using data available nationally, allowing comparisons between the state capital cities. The Housing Affordability and Employment national liveability indicators have been updated in this scorecard using the newly available 2016 Census data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPerth, Australia
PublisherCentre for Population and Urban Research
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018


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