This submission to the House of Representatives Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities covers two sub-inquiries.

On Sustainability transitions in existing cities we discuss:

  • Reviewing evidence and recommendations from past inquiries
  • Prioritising sustainable transport and infrastructure
  • Global best practice green cities
  • Strong leadership needs institutions, vision and harmonisation.

On Growing new and transitioning regional cities and towns we highlight five critical issues for planning in regional Australia:

  • Ecologically sustainable development
  • Good strategic planning  
  • Natural Resource Management goals, data, environmental accounts
  • Climate change readiness
  • Community engagement, including regional Aboriginal communities