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This report aims to provide robust data to rate Sydney’s performance in comparison with 33 of peer cities. It identifies transport and population growth as key issues for Sydney.
This guidance supports local authorities to prepare housing and business development capacity assessments and undertake quarterly monitoring of market indicators, and use indicators of price efficiency.
Plan Melbourne builds on the legacy of values that have made Melbourne one of the most liveable cities in the world. It is a long-term plan to accommodate Melbourne’s future growth in population and employment. It contains an agenda to protect the character of the...
This is the third edition of ‘Adding to the Dividend, Ending the Divide’ published by the Committee for Sydney. Two underlying factors inform this series:Sydney is adding to Australia’s dividend. Sydney’s economic contribution to Australian wealth and productivity has increased significantly in the...
This draft District Plan sets out aspirations and proposals for Greater Sydney’s South District, which includes the local government areas of Canterbury-Bankstown, Georges River and Sutherland. It has been developed by the Greater Sydney Commission.
Australia is transitioning from the mining boom with strong growth and relatively low unemployment, but has not been immune to symptoms of the “new mediocre”. Wage and price pressures are weak, underemployment has risen, and non-mining investment is yet to fully recover. Ensuring the return...
People are spending more on services rather than goods, and so more people are working in services, generating high-value jobs in the centres of our big cities.
Policy, especially in housing, is struggling to keep up, as Grattan CEO, John Daley, shows in this...
The relationship between transport, economic and spatial development is known to occur in two main directions. Firstly, existing land use and economic developments drive demand for transport in terms of quantity, type, location and mode. Secondly, transport investments and other initiatives guide patterns and locations...
Falling home ownership rates are bad for households and bad for the economy. Governments are starting to respond, but much more can be done
“A home of one’s own” – often described as the Great Australian Dream – is not a uniquely Australian...
Cities are becoming self-aware. Despite re-emerging as a political force within the volatile context of a global market economy, cities are currently struggling to position themselves within a tangled network of private companies, national interest and a mobile population of highly-educated knowledge workers.