A National Urban Policy for Australia

May 31, 2024

A new Australian National Urban Policy is currently out for public comment. Feedback on the role that all levels of government, industry and the community can play in improving Australian cities and suburbs is needed!

In collaboration with key UCCRN members from the Australian Oceania Hub, Australia's Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications, and the Arts has released a new national urban policy, now out for public comment. 

Australian cities and suburbs continue to present opportunities and challenges as they play a critical role in the country's future. The draft National Urban Policy outlines the Australian Government’s goals and objectives to enable urban areas to be liveable, equitable, productive, sustainable and resilient. The policy will include a shared vision for sustainable growth in our cities and suburbs, developed in partnership with state and territory governments. Principles have been developed to support governments to achieve this vision. 

Please use the following link to read more about the new policy and submit your public comments. Comment feedback will be considered when finalizing the new National Urban Policy.