Options for a Local Government Framework for Measuring Liveability
8th February 2012,
This report, Options for a local government framework for measuring liveability, has been produced by the Net Balance Management Group for Penrith City Council and ACELG to map current research and thinking on the state of community liveability indicator development across Australia.
The report is intended to facilitate further thinking and research through:
The report authors note that the measurement of community wellbeing is a dynamic and continually evolving area. They provide a comprehensive ‘snapshot’ of publicly available information at the time of writing and endeavour build on existing research pieces and initiatives, rather than replicate previous work. The report provides an initial analysis of twenty six frameworks, and then a more detailed analysis of six of those frameworks before providing a set of recommendations for local government.
A second phase of research, which involves the development of a set of community indicators for use by growth area, metropolitan councils, is now underway.