The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the way we live in many ways, and most notably has successfully shifted the way we work. Many businesses and employees alike have made successful transitions to more flexible ways of working with less demand to be located in the office or workplace. This ‘new way of working’ is expected to continue, at least in some part.
We have now sought to understand how this shift, with potentially less dependence on transport and proximity to the CBD, might affect liveability across Victoria’s suburbs.
To make a suburb truly liveable, it needs to provide ways for people to connect, explore and recharge - to ‘Play’ - aspects of the locality that make it an appealing place for leisure activities.
Those outer and middle suburbs that had better Play scores before COVID-19 are now seeing seriously strong improvements in their overall liveability ratings. These suburbs, including Doncaster, Carnegie, Eltham and Warrandyte could represent good bang for your buck opportunity for remote workers.
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