Seventh Heaven For The World’s Most Liveable City

16 August 2017

Melbourne has been named the World’s Most Liveable City for an incredible seventh-straight year.

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Liveability Index ranks 140 of the world’s best cities and once again, Melbourne has come out on top – securing perfect scores for healthcare, education and infrastructure.

Melbourne pipped Vienna for the top ranking, and finished well above Sydney, which did not make the top ten.

Victoria has the best of everything and the Andrews Labor Government will continue investing in the things that matter to keep it that way.

We’re delivering the biggest pipeline of major transport projects in the country, building the Metro Tunnel, removing dangerous level crossings and delivering the vital second river crossing our road network needs.

Our world-class health care system is getting better and better, with new hospitals, more beds and improved facilities to provide the best care, close to home, when it’s needed most.

Every day new schools are being built, old classrooms are being upgraded and our kids are getting the best start in life in the Education State.

Our economy is strong, with more than 100,000 jobs created in Victoria in the last year alone – more than every other state and territory combined.

There’s a buzz about the city that keeps bringing the world’s best to enjoy Melbourne – the biggest exhibitions, the best events, world-renowned restaurants and all night public transport to get you home safe.

Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews

“This is a win for all Victorians, who contribute so much to making Melbourne the best place to live in the world.”

“We’ll continue working hard every day to make Melbourne even better, and create a fairer, safer and stronger state for all Victorians.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren

“Every Melburnian knows that they're living in the world's greatest city – and this proves it yet again.”

“Victoria has the best of everything – big events, great schools and more jobs than anywhere in the country.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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