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What makes a great city?

27 Mar 2012

The Property Council’s annual cities survey is out. And once again Adelaide comes out on top followed by Canberra. Then there is Melbourne and Perth at an equal third with the country’s most populous city Sydney rating a poor second last after Darwin.

But CEO Peter Verwer told 3Q that the survey highlights one finding common to all respondents: that people are dissatisfied with state and federal government performance when it comes to their cities.

“This is the people’s verdict on their own city, the ultimate report card on how liveable our cities are,” says Verwer.

“Australians know what makes a great city and they rate our cities poorly in housing affordability, environmental sustainability, congestion and public transport.“

“These results should shock governments into action to lift the performance of our cities.”

The Property Council surveyed over 5000 people who rated their city on its liveability, using 17 indicators, from the look and design of a city down to the cultural vibrancy.

Read the full results here