The Australian Government developed the Liveable Cities Program to support State, Territory and local governments in meeting the challenges of improving the quality of life in our major cities.
The Program aims to support improved alignment of urban planning and design with the National Urban Policy and Council of Australian Governments principles, resulting in lasting partnerships between and within levels of government, and between governments, not-for-profit organisations and private interests. Projects will provide lessons in achieving good planning outcomes that can be transferred and applied across Australia’s cities.
The Suburban Jobs Program aims to assist State, Territory and Local Governments with planning for and providing enduring job opportunities in the growing outer suburbs of our major capital cities. Well planned and delivered local job opportunities will:
- reduce commuting times thereby allowing people more time to connect with friends and family
- assist communities to be more sustainable in the long term by improving the outputs of the local economy
- foster a sense of place and pride for local residents.
Suburban Jobs Program funding will contribute to a small number of substantial proposals led by local governments or state authorities or state business enterprises. The successful proposals will integrate the delivery of public good infrastructure with other outcomes in areas such as planning, research, community engagement, communications, data collection and/or the demonstration of the opportunities presented by the digital economy.