Yet again, Melbourne tops the list of most liveable cities
For the seventh time in a row, Melbourne has emerged as the world’s most liveable city according to the annual Liveability Index drawn up by the Economist’s Intelligence Unit covering 140 cities in the world. Ever since this Index was introduced in 2006, Melbourne has always found a place among the top three cities.
Not surprising, considering the many features of this beautiful Australian city, currently the country’s fastest growing city. It is expected to overtake Sydney by 2030 as the biggest city in Australia. The superlative lifestyle the city offers has resulted in Melbourne growing rapidly. Currently, it has the highest rates of domestic and international migration in the country.
Located on the south-east edge of Australia, and on the tip of one of the world’s largest bays – Port Philip Bay – Melbourne is the capital of the Australian state of Victoria.
It has gained the reputation of being the cultural and sporting capital of Australia and has hosted major world-famous events such as the Formula One Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Open, and the Spring Racing Carnival.
Melbourne is also known to be ranked among the top five student cities globally. It has world-class universities producing the largest number of technical graduates in Australia.
The state government of Victoria continues to focus on further enhancing the city’s infrastructure such as its public transport systems. This includes new roads, road tunnels, and new trams and trains. At present, its convention centre is being expanded to better cope with the increasing number of conventions, exhibitions, and other events that Melbourne hosts as Australia’s ‘tech city’ and business hub.