Cities play a vital role in livability and economic successes
Member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman, said he was looking forward to promoting a strong federal role in the economic and social development of our cities following his appointment as Co-Convenor of the Parliamentary Friends of Better Cities.
Mr Zimmerman was appointed co-convenor of the bipartisan group following the elevation of the previous co-convenor, Jane Prentice MP, to the ministry.
The parliamentary group brings together federal Members of Parliament to consider the major issues facing our cities.
Mr Zimmerman said that he has also been appointed a member of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities.
“Improving our transport, infrastructure and the liveability of our cities will be key priorities for me in the federal parliament.
“The future of our cities is crucial to the Australian economy – as the role of service industries increase, getting planning and infrastructure right will be vital to ensuring our growth and competitiveness,” Mr Zimmerman said.
“This is particularly important for the North Sydney electorate – our area is a microcosm of the opportunities that the future economy will bring as we export our services to the region.
“We also face many of the problems typical of growing urban areas that justify a strong federal role – the need for better public transport, integrated planning and an effective partnership with local businesses so they can take advantage of the opportunities that are opening in the Asia-Pacific region.