8 May 2012 –Planning Institute of Australia president Dyan Currie in welcoming funding from the federal government’s $20 million Liveable Cities program has called for such schemes to be ongoing.

“The real value of good planning will be evident if these projects are not just funded but evaluated in the medium and long term as well,” Ms Currie said.

The federal government has earmarked $400,000 towards a redevelopment blueprint for Melbourne’s Southbank, $320,000 towards a transport project in Launceston, $500,000 to the ACT Government for a major planning project for the city’s CBD and $250,000 towards the Darwin CBD Masterplan.