While nearly all metropolitan Australians live in the suburbs and 85% of all jobs are in the suburbs, these areas are poorly served by transport other infrastructure.
The suburbs are almost forgotten in the media debates about infrastructure and priorities. Our cities can’t keep growing the way they have, with congestion, inequity and cost to government rapidly increasing.
The role of the Suburban Alliance in forcing a more accurate and fairer perspective on the ways that our cities should grow is increasingly important to all Australians.
Peter Seamer, AM. Former CEO of Victorian Planning Authority. Former CEO Federation Square. Honorary Senior Industry Fellow in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies within the College of Design and Social Context at the RMIT. Chair of the Advisory Board for the NHMRC CRE in Healthy, Liveable Communities. Former CEO of the Cities of Essendon, Greater Bendigo, Whitehorse, and Sydney.