Creating liveable cities

Making liveable, doable - a new approach to city planning

Struggling with inequitable access to infrastructure and services, many Australians are living without the support they need to successfully live, work and play.

And as our population grows, so does the pressure on our cities: today the average worker in an Australian capital city spends over six weeks a year commuting.

It’s time for an urban planning mindshift

City planning must be based on a broader set of data than mere population size and growth. We need to focus on creating inclusive cities where everyone, regardless of income, can prosper and thrive.

We need smarter infrastructure that connects us to the people and places we love. Most importantly, we must think big while never losing sight of the little things that make life great.


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How we can help

We’ve collaborated with Kinesis, the urban analytics and modelling experts to create a citizen centric data-driven city planning tool called City Maker that can help local councils, Government and communities work together to solve the challenges caused by massive growth.

By better understanding infrastructure pain-points, transport efficiency, congestion and housing needs we’re creating insights that will help create connected cities that don’t just work, but flow.

Reporting back on change

People innately crave connection – to each other, to culture, and to a sense of home. Human interaction is an essential piece of our DNA. PwC are collaborating with city-shaping experts to create a first-of-its-kind framework for decision-makers to think about how successful precincts are planned and developed.

PwC is proud of the ongoing role our recommendations are playing in government conversations on tangible solutions to fix the housing affordability crisis.

Security of tenure for renters is directly linked to housing stress, and is a barrier to social equity. PwC is driving new thinking and collaboration between business, government and community toward the goal of creating a Build To Rent market in Australia.

Why PwC?

The most important problems are better solved together. PwC leads the market in identifying and assembling the right mix of collaborators, advisers, subject matter experts and technology, together with our people, to deliver innovative solutions. Through the power of many minds, insights become impact, opportunities become outcomes and Australia prospers.
We call this, The Together Effect.

Contact us

Joseph Carrozzi

Cities Agenda Leader, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 2 8266 1144

James Sherrard

Partner, Infrastructure and Urban Renewal Leader, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 2 8266 5122

Kylee Anastasi

Partner, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 2 8266 5069

Peter Konidaris

Partner, Victoria Government, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 (3) 8603 1168

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