A positive plan to make Melbourne number one again

Calls today by small business leaders to ease mask mandates further highlights the need for a positive plan to recover, rebuild and make Melbourne the world’s most liveable city once again.


After almost eight years under Daniel Andrews, Melbourne has lost its mantle as the world’s most liveable city and now ranks behind Adelaide, Perth and on par with Brisbane.


Several of Labor’s unworkable mandates are now lifted but further steps must be taken if we are to become the world’s most liveable city once again.


The Victorian Liberals and Nationals have a positive plan to return vibrancy and confidence to Melbourne and regain our liveability crown.


Our plan to Recover and Rebuild will:

  • Return confidence to workers, visitors and small businesses by guaranteeing no more lockdowns.

  • Encourage people to get moving again with free public transport on Mondays and Fridays over the coming months.

  • Invest $30 million in upgrading and re-vitalising local suburban shopping strips.


Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, David Southwick highlighted the need for a new plan to make Melbourne number one again.


“On restrictions, mandates or initiatives to get things moving again, Victoria is always behind the eight ball under Labor.”


“It’s time to stop lagging and start leading the nation once again.”


“Now is the time to move to common-sense settings on masks to encourage staff and customers back into our hospitality and retail businesses.”


Only a Matthew Guy Liberals and Nationals Government has a positive plan to recover and rebuild the state and make Melbourne number one again.



David Southwick MP

Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party