COAG Reform Council

Performance reporting and accountability for national reform

Capital city strategic planning systems

Review of capital city strategic planning systems

COAG recognised the importance of cities – and of the long-term strategic planning of cities – to growth and productivity, sustainability and liveability, and accommodating demographic change and population growth.

COAG asked the council to independently review the consistency of capital city strategic planning systems against nine criteria and report back by the end of 2011.

Our review found that governments need to do more to plan better for economic development, land use and infrastructure in our cities.