The Australian Government has committed to establishing genuine partnerships between the three levels of government, business, and the community.
Cities and Suburbs Unit
The Australian Government has established the Cities and Suburbs Unit to deliver on its urban policy agenda.
National Urban Policy
The Australian Government will deliver a new comprehensive National Urban Policy. The National Urban Policy will address urgent challenges facing our major cities – from equitable access to jobs, homes and services, to climate impacts and decarbonisation. It will bring together a vision for sustainable growth in our cities.
Urban Policy Forum
The Government has appointed urban policy experts to the Urban Policy Forum to provide advice on the Government’s urban policy agenda, including supporting a coherent vision for a National Urban Policy. The Forum held its first meeting on 4 August 2023. The Forum’s next meeting will be held in the last quarter of 2023. Additional information on the Urban Policy Forum can be found in the Minister’s media release.
State of Cities Report
The Australian Government will pull together an accurate and up-to-date picture of life in our cities in State of the Cities reports.
Urban Precincts and Partnerships Program
The urban Precincts and Partnerships Program will support transformative investment in urban Australia based on the principles of unifying urban places, growing economies and serving communities.
The Government announced the regional Precincts and Partnerships Program in October 2022. Together these two programs geographically cover the nation.
Thriving Suburbs Program
The Thriving Suburbs Program will provide merit based and locally-driven grants that address priority community infrastructure in urban and suburban communities.
City and Regional Deals
The Australian Government has committed to honour previously signed deal commitments.
- Adelaide (Annual Progress Report)
- Darwin (Annual Progress Report)
- Geelong (Annual Progress Report)
- Hobart (Annual Progress Report)
- Launceston (Annual Progress Report) (Evaluation)
- South East Queensland
- Townsville (Annual Progress Report) (Evaluation)
- Western Sydney (Annual Progress Report)