National Cities Performance Framework

Australia's success in the 21st Century economy depends on our cities, suburbs and regional centres.

The Australian Government's Smart Cities Plan is committed to creating the foundations for success across all cities and regional centres.

Delivering on this commitment starts with common goals, agreed across governments, and an ability to measure their delivery over time.

The National Cities Performance Framework supports this approach, measuring the performance of Australia's largest cities.

The Performance Framework will be the first of its kind in Australia, bringing together critical data in an easily accessible online format.

In one location, you will be able to track the performance of cities across key measures: jobs and skills; infrastructure and investment; liveability and sustainability; innovation and digital opportunities; governance, planning and regulation; and housing.

The Performance Framework will support all governments to better target, monitor and evaluate cities policy. It will be key to the Government's commitment to continuous improvement through City Deals.

Consultation on the National Cities Performance Framework Interim Report

The Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, the Hon. Angus Taylor MP, released the National Cities Performance Framework Interim Report on 20 July 2017.

We are seeking your input on the Interim Report. You can provide input through our survey document until 18 August 2017. Please send your completed survey documents to cityperformance@pmc.gov.au. Your input will inform development of the final National Cities Performance Framework Report and a National Cities Performance Framework Online Dashboard to be released later in 2017.

Thank you for taking the time to assist in the development of the Performance Framework.


Australia's success in the 21st Century economy depends on our cities, suburbs and regional centres.

The Australian Government's Smart Cities Plan is committed to creating the foundations for success across all cities and regional centres.

Delivering on this commitment starts with common goals, agreed across governments, and an ability to measure their delivery over time.

The National Cities Performance Framework supports this approach, measuring the performance of Australia's largest cities.

The Performance Framework will be the first of its kind in Australia, bringing together critical data in an easily accessible online format.

In one location, you will be able to track the performance of cities across key measures: jobs and skills; infrastructure and investment; liveability and sustainability; innovation and digital opportunities; governance, planning and regulation; and housing.

The Performance Framework will support all governments to better target, monitor and evaluate cities policy. It will be key to the Government's commitment to continuous improvement through City Deals.

Consultation on the National Cities Performance Framework Interim Report

The Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, the Hon. Angus Taylor MP, released the National Cities Performance Framework Interim Report on 20 July 2017.

We are seeking your input on the Interim Report. You can provide input through our survey document until 18 August 2017. Please send your completed survey documents to cityperformance@pmc.gov.au. Your input will inform development of the final National Cities Performance Framework Report and a National Cities Performance Framework Online Dashboard to be released later in 2017.

Thank you for taking the time to assist in the development of the Performance Framework.