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Offline ozbob

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« on: August 18, 2015, 12:14:10 PM »
ABC News --> Melbourne named world's most liveable city again, Adelaide ranked in fifth place

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Melbourne has been named the world's most liveable city for the fifth year in a row achieving a near perfect score on the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) liveability survey of 140 cities.

The survey rated cities out of 100 in the areas of health care, education, stability, culture and environment and infrastructure.

Melbourne again achieved a score of 97.5, just two-and-a-half points shy of perfection.

The five most liveable cities:

Melbourne, Australia
Vienna, Austria
Vancouver, Canada
Toronto, Canada
Adelaide, Australia
Adelaide was ranked in fifth place again with an overall rating of 96.6.

"Those that score best tend to be mid-sized cities in wealthier countries with a relatively low population density," the EIU report said.

"These can foster a range of recreational activities without leading to high crime levels or overburdened infrastructure."

Seven of the top ten scoring cities were in Australia and Canada.

Damascus in Syria was ranked as the least liveable city.

Zimbabwe's capital Harare was the most improved city in the EIU report.

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 :fp: :-r :-r Hey BrisBANE  you. trail. Adelaide ...  :bo :bna: :bna: :bna:
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2015, 12:58:41 PM »


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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2015, 01:13:46 PM »
EIU Report --> http://www.eiu.com/public/topical_report.aspx?campaignid=Liveability2015
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2015, 02:50:25 PM »
The Australian --> Melbourne voted the world’s most liveable city — again

Brisbane came in 18th on this ranking.
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2015, 03:32:38 PM »
This makes me weep to an extent on how downhill Brisbane has went since the 90s and early 00s when they were consistently in the top 10 and for a brief period in the 1990s have been awarded Australia's most liveable city a number of times.
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2015, 03:37:32 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2015, 12:43:53 AM »


That is exactly what I am doing in September. Enjoying the Overland while it still runs and the DMUs before their slow demise, in addition to the high livability.

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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2015, 02:44:43 AM »
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19th August 2015

Brisbane ranks as Australia's least liveable city... Again!

Greetings,

RAIL Back on Track notes that Brisbane has just been declared as Australia's least liveable major city, coming in behind the other 4 major Australian capitals in the world rankings. Embarrassingly, Brisbane trails the second least liveable Australian city, Perth, by 10 places, and even "boring" Adelaide by 13 places!

RAIL Back on Track members believe this is in part due to successive governments failing to invest adequately in public transport and failing network reform, leading to increased congestion and world's worst practice when it comes to transit planning. In the ranking metric, adequate provision of infrastructure makes up 20% of a city's overall liveability score. With Brisbane falling so far behind on public transport, and roads being forced to pick up the slack, it is no wonder Brisbane is Australia's least liveable major city.

However, all is not lost for Brisbane. But time is precious - continued inaction will result in a transport crisis, which will hold back Brisbane economically and lead to the city of Brisbane becoming undesirable to live in and a national laughing stock. A comprehensive action plan needs to be developed, focusing on both the short, medium and long term.

1. In the short term, bus network reform in Brisbane is key. Who wants to live in a city where you need a PhD to understand the bus network? The cost of fares also needs to be lowered, to encourage more people to use sustainable transit - a liveable city is an affordable one! Frequent train services should also be expanded to weekends and nights where possible - liveable cities don't shut down at 7pm!

2. In the medium term, capacity enhancements need to be made to pre-existing infrastructure to ensure Brisbane can cope with population growth. Urban planning needs to focus on higher density living, rather than continued urban sprawl.

3. In the long term, construction of Cross River Rail (or an equivalent) needs to commence as soon as possible, as well as track extensions to allow frequent services (every 15 minutes or better) to be expanded to all the corners of the rail network. Likewise, busway extensions should be considered, in order to fill gaps in the network and serve key transit nodes like Coorparoo. Constructions of new roads within Brisbane should cease for the next 5 years at least, with the money directed to public transport infrastructure.

Not only does a plan need to be developed, but a plan needs to be made and kept for the next 10-15 years and be followed through with by the government of the day. Releasing glossy brochures to the community about "plans" does not improve liveability when most of them end up in landfill!

It is too late to do nothing - action needs to be taken immediately in order to ensure Brisbane lifts itself off the bottom of the Australian rankings and stops being Australia's least liveable big city. To do nothing is to allow Brisbane to remain as Australia's least liveable city.

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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2015, 04:18:21 AM »
So all these new tunnels didn't make a dent for Bne in the rankings. I lived in Mel for 3 years even though they have less humidity during the summer months, there is huge congestion problems and always delays in PT, especially trains. But they do have DaylightSaving and unrestricted retail which makes sense and can be easily implemented throughout Qld.

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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2015, 07:10:17 AM »
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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2017, 03:02:37 AM »
AdelaideNow --> How Aussie cities fared in The Economist’s global livability report

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SURE, Melbourne topped The Economist’s list of the world’s most liveable cities (for the seventh year in a row). But how did the rest of Australia stack up?

Well, all five major capitals made the top 20.

The Victorian capital obtained perfect scores for healthcare, education and infrastructure in the annual report, released today.

Melbourne’s main rival Sydney was 11th for a second year, with The Economist blaming terror concerns (fuelled by the Lindt siege of 2014) for the drop from seventh in 2015.

The top 10 cities remain unchanged compared to last year, with Adelaide placing fifth again — for the sixth year in succession — and Perth in seventh spot (Melbourne, Vienna and Vancouver rounded out the top 10).

Brisbane remained steady at No. 16.

“Seven years at the top of the ranking is something many Melburnians will no doubt take pride in but it is worth noting how tight things are at the top of the ranking,” The Economist’s survey editor Jon Copestake said.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews was quick to boast about Melbourne’s No. 1 ranking.

“This is a win for all Victorians, who contribute so much to making Melbourne the best place to live in the world,” he said.

WORLD’S MOST LIVEABLE CITIES: TOP 10

1. Melbourne — 97.5 out of 100

2. Vienna — 97.4

3. Vancouver — 97.3

4. Toronto — 97.2

5. (Joint place) Adelaide/ Calgary — 96.6

7. Perth — 95.9

8. Auckland — 95.7

9. Helsinki — 95.6

10. Hamburg — 95.0

BOTTOM 10

1. Damascus, Syria — 30.2 out of 100

2. Lagos, Nigeria — 46.4

3. Tripoli, Libya — 36.6

4. Dhaka, Bangladesh — 38.7

5. Port Moresby, PNG — 39.6

6. (Joint place) Algiers, Algeria/ Karachi, Pakistan — 40.9

8. Harare, Zimbabwe — 42.6

9. Douala, Cameroon — 4

10. Kiev, Ukraine — 47.8

Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit 2017 Report
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2018, 02:20:05 AM »
Couriermail --> Most liveable cities in the world: Brisbane slips down global rankings

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BRISBANE is slipping down the rankings of the best cities in the world to live – behind places people are leaving to come here.

Melbourne lost its world crown after seven years to Vienna. But the Victorian capital, Sydney and Adelaide are all ranked in the top 10 on The Economist Global Liveability Index, published yesterday.

However, Brisbane failed to even make it in to the top 20, slipping to number 22 after being ranked 18 last year.

The ranking defies attempts to promote the Sunshine State capital as a New World City able to attract people from around the planet with our lifestyle and economic opportunities.

The result has left the city’s Lord Mayor Graham Quirk puzzled and frustrated.

“We know Brisbane is a great place to live, work, and relax and so do homeowners whether it be locals, people moving from interstate or those investing in our city,” he said.

It comes just a day after new data showing Brisbane leading the nation for home value performance for the first time in a decade.

The number one ranking in property performance indicators across the country today was proof that it was a great place to live and invest, Cr Quirk said.

The latest ABS interstate migration figures show New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia all losing people while Queensland had a net gain of nearly 18,000 in a year.

Brisbane’s overall score on the Global Liveability Index – which compares 140 cities – rose marginally from 94.2 (out of 100) to 94.3.

The education rating jumped from 91.7 to 100. But our infrastructure score tumbled from 89.3 last year to 85.7 – while congestion plagued Sydney and Melbourne each recorded 100.

The Lord Mayor accused the authors of ignoring commitments to a series of major transport projects.

“Clearly the people who put these surveys together haven’t factored in what’s happening in Brisbane with the strong pipeline of major infrastructure projects,” he said.

“We have a strong economy, an affordable property market and a strong pipeline of major infrastructure projects such as the second airport runway, Brisbane Metro, Cross River Rail, Queen’s Wharf Brisbane and Brisbane Live.

“Brisbane’s future remains bright and Council continues to improve the liveability of our city with more lifestyle and leisure options, world-class venues, and Australia’s most modern public transport to complement its vibrant green spaces, lively bars and world-class restaurants.”

Property Council Queensland executive director Chris Mountford said it was no longer just about “lifestyle and weather”, but an increasing focus on economic drivers and infrastructure to underpin that.

“The second airport runway is a fantastic investment, as are Cross River rail and the Metro. Part of the challenge going forward is to continue that commitment in the medium and long term to keep pace with the population.”

Queensland Theatre artistic director Sam Strong was surprised at the ranking. “Brisbane is the most exciting city in Australia at the moment,” he said. “It’s in the middle of an arts and culture renaissance.”

Mr Strong, who moved here after working in both Sydney and Melbourne, said Brisbane was able to match them for dining and entertainment options and “I’m enjoying the ease of getting around Brisbane.

“Why would you be anywhere else on an August day?”
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2018, 08:05:08 AM »

Clearly "Weather" was not one of the Melbourne criterion.  :bna:
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2018, 11:07:21 AM »
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We have a strong economy, an affordable property market
heh.....and its that very affordable market which is going to see our incoming interstate migration at the top until Sydney/Melbourne markets correct themselves...we aint ready for it......and the state of our public transport is only going to worsen the blow...

 

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