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Inclusive Cities: Spotlight on Australia



The Inclusive Cities Barometer evaluates the inclusiveness of 36 cities in the Asia Pacific, including key Australian cities such as Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, and Sydney.

Through 110 detailed metrics spanning economic, social, spatial, and environmental dimensions, the barometer offers comprehensive insights into each city's inclusiveness. By leveraging over 4,000 data points, it quantifies social impact and guides cities towards greater inclusivity.



Melbourne: Setting the Standard for Inclusivity

  • Top Performer: Melbourne is recognised as the strongest overall performer in the Inclusive Cities Barometer, praised for its liveability, safety, and multicultural vibrancy.
  • Inclusive Policies: The City of Melbourne's Inclusive Melbourne Strategy 2022-32 demonstrates a robust commitment to diversity and inclusivity, enhancing both workforce and community post-pandemic recovery
  • Community Engagement: Melbourne's leadership in inclusivity contributes to its thriving, resilient urban landscape.

Sydney: A Leader in Social Inclusion

  • Diverse Society: Sydney stands out for its strong social inclusiveness and thriving multicultural society.
  • LGBTQI+ Initiatives: Sydney has implemented progressive policies and action plans to support LGBTQI+ communities, promoting broader social inclusion and diversity.
  • Infrastructure Upgrades: Ongoing upgrades to public infrastructure further enhance Sydney’s social inclusiveness and accessibility.

Brisbane and Perth: Models of Urban Inclusivity

  • Rising Stars: Both Brisbane and Perth have demonstrated significant strengths in various aspects of inclusivity, contributing to their recognition as leading inclusive cities in the region.
  • Future Potential: These cities are well-positioned to continue progressing in their journey towards greater inclusivity and resilience.


Global Insights and Resources
For detailed insights and information on all cities evaluated across  APAC and EMEA, visit the Global Inclusive Cities Barometer website.

Cushman & Wakefield is dedicated to supporting investors, developers, and occupiers in maximising social value through their real estate endeavours. To learn more about how we can assist you in your journey towards creating inclusive urban environments, contact us today.
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