Capital city strategic planning systems
Review of capital city strategic planning systems
COAG has 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 with the nine criteria and report back by the end of 2011.
In this landmark review we found that governments need to do more to plan better for economic development, land use and infrastructure in our cities.
The report shows both strengths and weaknesses in each capital city planning system. We found that while governments have shown strong commitment to improve their planning systems, none of their systems are entirely consistent with COAG’s agreed criteria to re-shape our capital cities.