Focus area


Melbourne’s liveability is highly coveted. We must identify the key drivers of our liveability –– culture, heritage, sports, parks and environment –– and plan for their growth.

Melbourne was ranked the 'World's Most Liveable City' by the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2017, for the seventh year in a row. Our liveability enhances our reputation as an internationally appealing, safe and welcoming city. Melbourne is already known as Australia's cultural capital, and we support greater emphasis on our arts, design and cultural assets.

Creative industries are a key element in our high liveability standards.


To maintain our coveted mantle as the most liveable city, we must continue to provide exceptional healthcare, education, sport and recreation services.  

"It is imperative that we have a comprehensive, integrated and long-term vision and plan for our future to effectively manage people, jobs and connectivity free of partisan politics."

Martine Letts, CEO, Committee for Melbourne