Hello again, 

This week we received the excellent news Perth has risen a phenomenal 21 places in the last 12 months to come in at number 12 on the list of the world’s most liveable cities.

The Global Liveability Index compiled annually by Economist Intelligence (EIU) considers a number of factors to determine a city’s liveability score.

Stability, healthcare, education, infrastructure and culture & environment are considered for each city to determine the index score and ranking.
Perth’s score of 95.9 out of 100 has us just 0.1 point away from the global top 10.

Perth recorded the third highest jump up the rankings, largely due to an improved score in the culture and environment category.
This is particularly pleasing for the City of Perth, previous rankings told us this was a growth opportunity for our city and for that reason my Council has placed a particular emphasis on events and attractions.

In the last 12 months alone new events like Van Gogh Alive, Strange Festival (on again now) and Lightscape at King’s Park have been added to our program while support for existing favourites like Perth Festival, Fringe, the City of Light Summer Series at Elizabeth Quay, Heritage Month and PrideFEST has increased.

A ranking of 12th out of 173 cities globally is a wonderful reward for our teams efforts. Next stop, the top ten!