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Governance and planning

Governance and planningSharing the roles and responsibilities that shape Australian cities

The regulation and long term strategic planning for cities across local, state and Federal government and multiple agencies

Australia’s cities are subject to multiple levels of government, with responsibilities and roles divided between the Federal, state or territory and local governments. Within those tiers of government, cities policies are spread between, and sometimes overlap across separate departments of planning, infrastructure, transport, housing and community services. The governance of Australia’s cities occurs across the three levels of government in collaboration with other non-government agencies.

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