Published on : Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual Liveability Index ranks Melbourne as the most liveable city for the seventh time after a survey of 140 world’s cities.
The survey began in 2006 and since then Melbourne showed a consistency being in the top three positions.
Melbourne is known as the cultural and sporting capital of Australia and hosts major events including the Australian Open, the Formula One Australian Grand Prix and the Spring Racing Carnival.
It houses universities that consistently rank among the world’s best and brings the highest number of technical graduates in the country.
It is voted as one of the world’s top five student cities.
Constant investments are made by the state government of Victoria in Melbourne’s infrastructure, including road tunnels and new roads to improve transport links, new trams and trains to enhance public transport along with its world-class convention centre.
The convention centre is undergoing an expansion to host the ever-growing number of conventions and exhibitions the city hosts.
Its unrivalled lifestyle is leading Australia’s highest rates of domestic and international migration.
Melbourne is Australia’s fastest growing city and by 2030 it is projected to overtake Sydney.
Considered to be the ‘tech city’ in Australia, Melbourne boasts of an infrastructure, business environment and lifestyle placing it at the top of world list.