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Canberra makes it to 26 most livable city in the world

By johnboy - 27 May 2010 42

The Mercer Worldwide Quality of Living Survey has, for the first time, rated Canberra!

OK, it’s at number 26 behind Vienna, Zurich, Geneva, Vancouver, Auckland, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Bern, Sydney, Copenhagen, Wellington, Amsterdam, Ottawa, Brussels, Toronto, Berlin, Melbourne, Luxembourg, Stockholm, Perth, Montreal, Hamburg, Nurnburg, and Oslo.

Just imagine how we’d go with a light rail system!

Mr Stanhope is cock-a-hoop at the result.

“This is a great result for Canberra. This survey puts us well ahead of other Australian cities such as Brisbane, Hobart and Adelaide,” Mr Stanhope said.

“It also shows we are streets ahead of many of the great cities of the world such as New York, San Francisco, Barcelona, London, Singapore and Tokyo.

“This is the first time Canberra has been included in this survey which ranks cities on a variety of criteria including its economic stability, infrastructure and transport facilities, crime rates and its relative strength in areas of education, the environment, housing, sporting facilities and even the range and quality of restaurants, theatres and cinemas.

Apparently this is a vindication of the Stanhope Government’s policies.

We also came 21 in eco-cityness.

What’s Your opinion?


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watto23 5:00 pm 31 May 10

What amazes me is that Drzaius thinks that getting a degree from ANU might make a difference. I’ve rarely worked for employers that cared where i got my engineering degree from, many didn’t care if I even had one.

So what are you studying that is so important to get it from the ANU? Arts or science?

Anhd if you think being a public servant is a failure, try telling all those Canberrans, that enjoy high average wages and low unemployment. Oh for the record I am not a public servant myself and never have been.

I’m a youngish person in my mid 30’s and I grew up here. The people leaving seem to love being crowded in everywhere they go. I went to Buenos Aires recently and heard rave reviews. Really it was another Sydney, NY, London clone. Lots to do, but no real personal space. Packed trains and buses, lots of traffic and pollution.
But if having a few extra pubs and clubs to go to is what you really want, then don’t live here.

Personally its about time Canberra gets some recognition for being a great place to live. Too many polls seem to think people love living in big crowded cities.

I think if there were more smaller cities with employment and good standard of living like Canberra, people would live there.

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