Increasing Urban Quality Of Life In Australia

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Urban quality of life is the measure of satisfaction that people derive from living in a city and ranges across a variety of categories including geography, health, social sciences and more. However, quality of life is not based on one set ideal, but depends on the individual preference of the people, and typically incorporates the sense of security, prosperity, health, comfort, financial stability and other personal aspirations. (Urban Quality of Life)

It has been assumed that quality of life is associated with wealth. However, today quality of life is considered to be one of the most significant aspects of prosperity. It is conceptualised in different ways. The Human Development Index includes indicators of health and education, alongside
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Expansions due to factors such as immigration, industrialisation and economic stability of the country have been the driving force behind the steady urbanisation of Australia’s major cities. Thus, Australia is one of the most rapidly urbanising countries and is currently ranked as the third most liveable country in the world. (State of Australian Cities, 2012, …show more content…
Recent developments in the South East Queensland regions for example, have been implemented in order to improve the convenience of travelling from one destination to another. The Gold Coast Tram railways are an excellent example of the forward thinking ideas that help Australian cities become advantageous, affordable and convenient. According to the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Leaders are planning to implement the Cycle Network Programme, Cross river Rails and more. According to the Future of Australian Transport Systems, it is predicted that within the next 50 years’ Australian transport convenience and efficiency will increase by approximately 50-85%. (Future of Australian Transport Systems,

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