Australia’s capital city Lord Mayors are focused on improving the prosperity, safety and liveability of our major cities.

The Council of Capital City Lord Mayors (CCCLM) met today at Sydney Town Hall, to discuss critical issues for the management and security of our major cities and the people who live in, work and visit them.

The agenda for the Lord Mayors’ meeting included discussions and briefings from expert practitioners:

·       Climate Action

·       City Safety and Security

·       Homelessness

·       Urban Renewal

·       Short Term Letting

·       Development of Precincts

As part of CCCLM’s on-going engagement with the Federal Government, the Lord Mayors also met with the Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, to discuss practical solutions that will help cities to achieve successful environmental outcomes, as well as meeting local and international targets and commitments.

“Australia’s capital cities are critical to the nation’s economic and social prosperity, and as the managers of our major cities, it is vital that the Lord Mayors work together through CCCLM to address the major issues impacting on our cities”, said Lord Mayor Clover Moore – Lord Mayor of Sydney and Chair of CCCLM.

Globally, cities consume 78% of the world’s energy and produce more than 60% of all carbon dioxide and significant amounts of other greenhouse gas emissions, mainly through energy generation, vehicles, industry, and biomass use.

“However, the capital cities are also the nation’s economic engine room.  Over two-thirds of Australia’s population live in our capital cities, which also generate 68% of the nation’s GDP.  They are our biggest and most important communities.”

The Lord Mayors share an agenda to deliver economic benefits that drive national prosperity and sustainability to our respective cities and communities.   Collaboration and partnerships between our capital cities is essential for this to occur”, Lord Mayor Moore concluded.