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Melbourne deserves top spot: Bandt

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Adam Bandt 30 Aug 2011

Greens MP Adam Bandt has hailed Melbourne's securing of the title of the world's most liveable city, saying it deserves the top spot.

But Mr Bandt cautioned that big investments in public transport, other infrastructure and greening the city were needed if Melbourne was going to stay in front.

Melbourne claimed the title of the world's most liveable city in the Economist Intelligence Unit's latest survey, beating Vancouver.

"Melbourne deserves top spot", Mr Bandt said.

"There is no city in the world I would rather live in."

"But there is much more to do if we are to build on Melbourne's liveability."

"We need big investments in public transport and other infrastructure."

"And we need to keep going with efforts to improve our sustainability and green our streets and homes."

"We also need to remember that there are many people doing it tough who wouldn't agree with the ranking and we need to be doing more to look after them."


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