Move to Australia: Sydney most sustainable09 September 2016 by News Desk
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Move to Australia and live in the nation’s capital that is ranked in 10th place overall when it comes to issues such as health, safety, transport and innovation.
A new PWC global report ranks 30 cities worldwide. Sydney is ranked third for health, safety and security and it’s in sixth place for economic strength, a rise of seven places since 2014.
London has been ranked first for the second year running followed by Singapore and Toronto.
Sydney was ranked third highest in the Asia¬Pacific region behind Singapore and Hong Kong.
Sydney was the only Australian city analysed in the report.
The report found Sydney has improved on its infrastructure and transport ranking, improving to 10th from 25th last report completed in 2014.
Move to Australia: Sydney most sustainable
“The Australian government, through the release of the Smart Cities Plan, has recognised the importance of supporting the growth of its cities to the future prosperity of Australia,” said Clara Cutajar PwC Partner for Cities.
“The Smart Cities Plan has a number of important limbs including supporting city deals, encouraging more private sector investment and driving the take up of technology in our cities.
“Ultimately the entire ecosystem of a city must work together – business, tertiary institutions and government.”
As urbanisation continues, the health of the city rests on continuing investment and innovation by businesses, policy makers and citizens, the report says.
Community dialogue is focused on the need for innovation, technology skills, economic growth, infrastructure investment, tax reform and job creation, and a holistic range of social issues.
To create more opportunities for Sydney should accelerate high tech innovation, the adoption of disruptive technology across business along with increased support for local start ups, the report says.
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