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There are 1.4 million more people coming to Perth. Here’s where they’ll live

Source: WA Today

As President Jed Bartlet said in TV series The West Wing, decisions are made by those who show up.

Similarly, the future of Perth will be influenced by those who take an active interest.

Today, WAtoday launches Big Perth, a series with the goal of ensuring residents are fully aware of the implications of the city’s growth plans to 2050.

The long-awaited Perth and Peel@3.5 million planning frameworks released in March set out the big-picture vision that will ultimately guide the detail of local council-level planning strategies and laws. They say where Perth should place the 800,000 new homes needed over three decades to house an almost doubled population, as well as the utilities and transport to support them.

Everywhere in Perth is changing. Inner suburbs will become much denser, with infill development representing 53 per cent of the 800,000 new homes. Meanwhile greenfield sprawl (47 per cent of new homes) will extend the city’s fringes.

Home numbers in Perth, Victoria Park and Subiaco councils are planned to more than double by 2050.

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