HBL News: Melbourne is world's most liveable city

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

The results of 2011's Global Liveability Survey see Melbourne take first place, beating Vancouver - which had held the top position in the survey since 2002.

The BBC reports that Australian and Canadian cities in fact scooped seven of the top ten places, with cities assessed according to five key criteria: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure. London, sadly, ranks 43rd out of 140 cities in total. Melbourne's mayor, Robert Doyle, is reportedly "absolutely delighted" with the results.