30 Aug '13, 5am

“We are pleased that call for the appointment of Minister for Cities has been answered" says GBCA #ausvotes @KRuddMP

Prime Minister Rudd’s commitment to appoint a Minister for Cities, if re-elected, has been welcomed by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). “We are pleased that our call for the appointment of Australia’s first Minister for Cities, with dedicated resources to help build Australia’s powerhouses, has been answered. We applaud this announcement by Mr Rudd, and we look forward to a similar commitment from the Coalition,” says the GBCA’s Chief Operating Officer, Robin Mellon. A re-elected Rudd Labor Government has also committed to establishing an Outer Suburban Growth Taskforce to develop a comprehensive jobs and growth strategy to address issues facing people living in the outer suburbs of our cities – such as transport congestion and limited job opportunities. “We also welcome the commitment to expand the Major Cities Unit – but look forward to more detail on what...

Full article: http://www.gbca.org.au/news/gbca-media-releases/a-ministe...

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