Investing in Australian Cities: The Legacy of the Better Cities Program

Bryant, Lyndall (2016) Investing in Australian Cities: The Legacy of the Better Cities Program. Property Council of Australia, Brisbane, Qld.

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The Australian Government’s Better Cities Program (BCP)of the early 1990s is credited with providing the financial stimulus that facilitated the nation’s economic growth through the 1990s and 2000s. This $816 million package was invested in 26 strategic projects around the country. This Federal Government investment was matched by State funding and this joint funding provided the catalyst to unlock the economic growth potential of Australian cities and regions.

Numerous evaluation reports were carried out at the completion of the BCP in the mid 1990s. However, the flow-on effects of this investment continued long after the program’s completion and have largely gone unreported. The Property Council of Australia (Queensland) has commissioned this report to examine the long term economic impacts of the BCP, some 20 years after funding ceased.

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ID Code: 96849
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
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Keywords: infrastructure funding, better cities, urban renewal, economic growth
DOI: 10.4225/50/56BBB8A3EFE1F
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > COMMERCIAL SERVICES (150400) > Real Estate and Valuation Services (150403)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Queensland University of Technology 2016, Lyndall Bryant
Deposited On: 13 Jul 2016 00:18
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2016 01:34

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