Melbourne’s liveability at 20 year low and in free fall under Daniel Andrews


Thursday 23 June 2022

Victorians’ liveability continues to fall under Daniel Andrews as a new report shows Melbourne has hit its lowest global ranking in more than 20 years.  

Once ranked as the world’s most liveable city from 2011 to 2017, Melbourne has now slipped to equal 10th on the latest Economist’s Global Liveability Index.

This is the third consecutive year Melbourne’s ranking has fallen, as Melbourne falls further behind in key areas including healthcare, stability and education.

Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party and Shadow Minister for CBD Recovery, David Southwick, said Melbournians’ standard of living was in freefall under the Andrews Labor Government.  

“Melbourne was once the best place in the world to live, learn, start a business or a new job and raise a family and now it’s just a dream.”  

“Now, after eight years of mismanagement by Daniel Andrews, Melbourne is dropping like a stone in free fall down the global liveability rankings.”

“When Victorians can’t access the basic healthcare, education or local infrastructure they deserve, is it any wonder why other cities are overtaking us?”

“Under Daniel Andrews, we have gone from first, to second, to eight and now equal tenth – it’s clear things are only getting worse under with no plan to turn things around.”

“The person who got us into this mess is not the one to get us out. Only a Matthew Guy Liberals and Nationals Government will make Melbourne the world’s most liveable city once again.”

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