Simon Corbell got all excited today as Canberra was ranked favourably in the Australian Government’s 2013 State of Australian Cities Report.
The report rates Canberra highly in liveability, active travel, and sustainable measures which are all good things.
“We’re proud the nation’s capital is being seen in a favourable light in these areas, as states and territories are compared on a national scale,” Mr Corbell said.
“The report shows an increasing uptake of ‘active travel’ by Canberrans. In 2011, 7.1% of Canberra commuters walked or cycled to work, one of the highest rates of active travel of the major cities. Our active travel networks are supported by the Transport for Canberra Strategy released in March 2012.
“In terms of sustainability measures, the ACT Government is committed to clear, achievable greenhouse gas reduction targets as set out in recent policy decisions. The management of waste is contributing to creating a sustainable Canberra. Our city has the highest level of recycling of the major cities, with 85% of standard recyclables and over 90% of green waste recycled in 2012.