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Liveability Census

Consultation is currently open

Consultation will run until Friday 30 June 2023.


Julia Phipps

Phone: (02) 9911 3555



How good is our hood? Here's your chance to have your say about what it's like to live in Lane Cove.

Is Lane Cove's outstanding result in the 2021 Australian Liveability Census to be repeated?

Here's your chance to find out – by participating in the 2023 survey that closes 30 June.


In 2021, Council promoted the Australian Liveability Census, an online survey that captures community values and factors that impact quality of life. Lane Cove's score was the equal highest score across the nation! Tied with Adelaide, our score was well above the national average.                  

The results showed us that our strengths are a sense of personal safety; local businesses that provide for daily needs; elements of the natural environment; landscaping/natural elements; access to neighbourhood amenities; and a sense of belonging in the community.

The 2023 project will see over 60 councils, state agencies, non-profits, corporations, and research organisations unite for this ground-breaking study on liveability. The research aims to uncover the key factors that impact quality of life for Australians, and how governments can prioritise planning that leads to better outcomes.

The Australian Liveability Census asks participants to consider all the attributes of a great neighbourhood – social, economic, cultural and physical. What is more important to you – local shops or more car parking? More trees or things to do in the evening? We know every community is different and this is a chance for everyone to have their say.

Have Your Say

By completing the survey, you not only ensure your voice is heard in shaping the future of Australian neighbourhoods, but there are also 50 x $100 vouchers to be won.

You can complete the survey here:

Submissions must be received by 30 June 2023.