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Which city do you vote as the most liveable?


Compare Australian capital cities through the eyes of a teenager. Which city do you vote as the most liveable?

Inquiry question: Where would you choose to live in Australia if Perth was not an option?

Task: Complete a guided inquiry, using the BeDefinite model to compare aspects of liveability in two Australian capital cities (Perth being one). Your research must highlight factors that impact quality of life and the cost of living. You will need to produce infographics that compare your chosen city with Perth (a bar chart illustrating the Quality of Life in the two cities and a table highlighting The Cost of Living). This will be presented along with your research and should include factors and reasons linked to the following:

  1. Climate and Environment: (attractive, healthy, and comfortable)
  2. Education: (good range of schools that need the needs of a modern student)
  3. Economy: (cost of living – think about the things you would need to live)
  4. Infrastructure: recreation and leisure (natural spaces, public spaces and community and commercial places)
  5. Infrastructure: transport (public transport, cycle paths and walkability)

Due Date: Completed in iC lessons throughout Term 2.

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What is most important to you when living in a city?
Access to employment: 0 votes (0%)
Efficient transport options: 0 votes (0%)
Cultural and recreational activities and facilities e.g. festivals, cinemas, sporting events, libraries etc.: 0 votes (0%)
Education quality and options: 0 votes (0%)
Open spaces e.g. parks, beaches: 0 votes (0%)
Cafes and restaurants: 0 votes (0%)
Telecommunications e.g. reliability, speeds: 0 votes (0%)
Physical environment e.g. climate, air quality, clean water, landscape: 0 votes (0%)
Community spirit and sense of belonging: 1 votes (100%)
Health facilities e.g. medical professionals, hospitals etc.: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1

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It is important to refine your search terms as your understanding more about your topic. Make sure you check your focus questions or task sheet guidelines. It is often best to use Google Advanced Search to narrow your search further and save yourself time. 

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Reference Generator It is important to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards. Click here for a Hale School guide to referencing.


A sample bibliography for 3 resources suggested on this page would look like:

Economist Intelligence 2021, The Global Liveability Index 2021: How the Covid-19 pandemic affected liveability worldwide, 9 June, viewed 5 April 2022, <>.

Sheppard, M 2015, Essentials of urban design, CSIRO, Clayton South, VIctoria.

Sydney 2022. Britannica School. Retrieved 5 April 2022, from


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