25 May '15, 2am

[email protected] #Infrastructure Audit is a clear reminder of why investment in cities is 'mission critical', says @gbcaus

The Australian Infrastructure Audit, released on Friday, serves as a clear reminder of why investment in our cities is ‘mission critical’, says the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). “We commend Infrastructure Australia on the depth and breadth of the Australian Infrastructure Audit,” says the GBCA’s Chief Executive Officer, Romilly Madew. “The audit underscores the importance of making our cities work – with cities expected to contribute $1.6 trillion to the economy by 2031, a 90 per cent increase on their current contribution. It also clearly outlines the future we face if we don’t get it right – with skyrocketing congestion costs, high emissions and rising inequality just the start. “Investment in our cities is more than financial – although innovative funding models are critical. We must also invest in policies and programs that overcome the challenges our cit...

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

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