Committees for Cities – Recovery Statement

The Committees for Cities and Regions Australia and New-Zealand network calls for the urgent development of a clear and integrated plan for ensuring our cities and regions can accelerate the return to the vibrant and safe places we have come to expect.

Australia and New Zealand have done better than most in managing the COVID-19 health crisis. We should capitalise on this achievement by developing consistent standards for a common recovery roadmap that will protect and support our communities while balancing economic opening and recovery efforts.

With structures such as Australia’s National Cabinet having already demonstrated the benefit of co-ordinated decision-making, the Committees consider similar frameworks should continue to operate to support collaboration for our economic recovery. This means cooperation by all levels of government, industry and community stakeholders to build the standards and plans that will drive our social and economic future.