Monash Commission Intermediary Cities Inquiry

The Monash Commission gives independent expression to the expertise of Australian and International thought leaders through in-depth and independent inquiries that capture the best available evidence and public perspectives on priority issues facing our communities, business and government at a national or global level. In 2021, infrastructure, industry and planning leaders came together for the second phase of the Monash Commission which focussed on The Liveable Metropolis: The future role of intermediary cities to deliver resilience, impact and prosperity – the outcome of which will deliver practical recommendations for urban planners, governments and communities to design transformational cities of the future. Intermediary cities refer to 'second cities' or 'non-CBD cities', which are smaller, but deeply connected in a larger city network.