National Cities Performance Framework to be developed by Australian Government

THE Australian Government is building a National Cities Performance Framework to measure improvements in the nation's largest cities, with industry leaders, researchers and non-government organisations invited to help develop the Framework.

Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Angus Taylor said the Performance Framework will bring together important metrics about Australia's largest cities in one accessible online location.

'Life in the Fast Lane', Sydney
Above: 'Life in the Fast Lane', Sydney / by Rodney Campbell.

"This will allow us to measure the success of our cities agenda, while providing an evidence base to inform better policy," Mr Taylor said.

The Framework will include a number of internationally comparable indicators, which will allow Australians to track their cities' progress against global competitors.

The Performance Framework will link to the Australian Government's National Map, using the powerful open data tool to provide new insights into Australia's economic geography.

"We know a one-size-fits-all approach won't solve issues around housing, transport and access to jobs. Understanding the diversity of Australia's cities means we can tailor local solutions," Mr Taylor said.

"The ability to create real-time data at the local level requires a partnership approach. If we work together to present new data in a new way, we will have delivered an incredible tool for the Australian public and Australian businesses."

More information about the National Cities Performance Framework is available from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet's Smart Cities Plan website at <>.

Photo: 'Life in the Fast Lane', Sydney / Rodney Campbell / Licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.0.

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