A recent study reported that Melbourne remains the only city in the world to have topped the Economist’s Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index for the fifth year in a row.
Daniel Andrews, premier of Victoria said: “Once again Melbourne has come out on top confirming we really do have the best of everything in Victoria. To keep Victoria number one we need to keep investing in the future. In 2015-16, the Victorian Government has invested AU$ 20 billion in major transport infrastructure and a further AU$ 5.4 bn to health and education to create more jobs and grow our economy.”
The state scored top position in healthcare, education and infrastructure and within the culture and environment basket.
John Butler, commissioner for Victoria in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, said: “Melbourne has established itself as a key destination for companies, including those from the Middle East, that are looking to expand their global footprint into Australasia and Asia.”
Recent statistics state that international visitors to Victoria have increased by eight percent per year, compared to the national average of 4.7% per annum. Similarly, tourist expenditure in Victoria increased by 8.8% compared to a 5.2% per annum increase nationally.