Brisbane Named in the Top Ten Most Liveable Cities
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s survey for 2021 has listed Brisbane in the top 10 most liveable cities in the world.
Australian cities have previously scored highly on liveability owning to their magnificent climate, stunning landscapes, good healthcare and education systems, and easy-going lifestyle.
What’s Life Like Living in Brisbane?
While Brisbane soaring into the top ten list may have been a surprise to some, it was well overdue if you ask Brisbane residents.
Perks of living in the capital city of the sunshine state include a tropical climate, relaxed vibe, multicultural, great food venues, a focus on sustainability, proximity to Australia’s most popular holiday destinations, and affordability – particularly compared to its more populated counterparts, Sydney and Melbourne.
Brisbane represents such a fantastic lifestyle. It offers such a diverse culture, live music, bustling nightlife, and its sunny climate provide plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities with plenty of natural beauty to explore. From beaches to the nearby hinterlands, it offers something for all outdoor adventurists.
Further north, it is a short flight to the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef and the magic of the many islands of the Whitsundays.
Queensland commuters, freight drivers and tourists alike will benefit from the multi-billion-dollar transport spend unveiled in the state budget.
Southeast Queensland will be the big winner, with huge investments set to be delivered along the rail corridor, on the M1 between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, local rail lines on the Gold and Sunshine coasts, and upgrades along the Bruce Highway growth corridor.
The rest of the state hasn’t been forgotten, with a multi-billion-dollar Bruce Highway capital program to benefit towns between Cairns and Brisbane and rail investments for the regional network.
As promised in the election campaign, Queenslanders will be on-board 20 new trains by 2025, all bearing a stamp not seen in more than a decade – Made in Queensland – with construction set to begin at Maryborough.
In total, the government will spend $6.3 billion in “transformative transport infrastructure”, which includes $1.5 billion to continue construction work on the Cross River Rail.