Redefining the Great Australian Dream

Cities are the engines of Australia’s economy, producing nearly 80 per cent of our national income. And Australians are city dwellers, with more of us currently living in cities than almost any other country - 15.8 million people across our 8 capital cities.

The future prosperity of Australians depends almost entirely on whether or not our cities thrive. And our cities thrive only when their people – all of their people – feel included, connected and fulfilled.

With the pressures of population impacting our quality of life, our cities are struggling. Housing affordability, infrastructure needs and strains on our transport systems occupies our media, conversation and policy debates. We are at a critical junction.

We can shape our cities for the better, but it will take more than just policy. We need all levels of government, businesses, community groups, and individuals to work together to create cities that thrive and endure. PwC Australia is working with key stakeholders to devise strategies and solutions for this crucial challenge. Together we can create vibrant, diverse cities that attract talent and investment – where people want to live, work and play.

Working together to create thriving cities


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Tackling Sydney's housing affordability crisis

How Build to Rent can improve our private rental market

Creating connected communities

The Facts


of the Australian population live in our major cities

1 in 4

workers in our major cities spend more time commuting than with their children


of Australia's future population growth is expected to occur across its 8 capital cities by 2031


The sharing economy is forecast to grow by more than 250% in the next five years

Contact us

Clara Cutajar
Partner, Infrastructure and Urban Renewal Leader
Tel: +61 2 8266 3497

Amy Brown
Partner, Infrastructure & Urban Renewal
Tel: +61 2 8266 1833

Peter Konidaris
Tel: +61 3 8603 1168

Mario D'Elia
Tel: +61 (3) 8603 6799

Nadia van Dommelen
Tel: +61 (8) 9238 3888

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