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Liveability defines the degree to which a place is suitable or good for living in and includes both urban and rural environments. It interacts with and depends on our natural environment that provides ecosystem services such as water, land, food, air, shelter, health and wellbeing. The state of our urban and rural environment influences our health in many ways. Over a third of respondents from the SOER 2023 YourSAy survey rated the liveability of their environment with respect to supporting health and wellbeing as one of their highest environmental priorities.

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