The Most Liveable pillar highlights how Victoria can become a better place to live. Liveability is determined by analysing a place’s stability, healthcare, culture, environment, education and infrastructure. This pillar explores ways to improve the livelihoods of all Victorians and make society as accessible and safe as possible.
After a seven-year reign as the world’s most liveable city, Melbourne gradually dropped to eighth place in the Global Liveability Index 2021 report. Making Victoria more liveable plays a key role in repairing the State’s reputation after multiple lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will attract visitors, international students and migrant workers back to the cultural and sports capital of Australia, which will also benefit Regional Victoria.
The Most Liveable pillar addresses the key issues affecting Metropolitan and Regional Victoria’s liveability standards. It addresses the current housing supply and affordability crisis. This directly impacts the cost of living in Victoria, which affects both residents and visitors. Reducing the cost of housing and providing more housing options makes Victoria a more attractive place to live, learn, work and operate a business.
Growth in Regional Victoria and the promotion of ‘local living’ are fundamental components to improving Victoria’s liveability. They both result in promoting decentralisation, reducing overdevelopment and congestion in Metropolitan Victoria, boosting local business and creating employment hubs. This makes both cities and regional locations more enjoyable places to live.
Upholding public safety in Victoria is another factor that attracts more people, projects and investment to the State. Addressing public safety improves both physical security and financial stability. Prioritising all these issues unlocks Victoria’s ability to achieve a higher standard of living.