The Perth and Peel @ 3.5million land use planning and infrastructure frameworks to accommodate 3.5 million people by 2050 have been released by the State Government.
The frameworks define the urban form for the next 30 years, limit unsustainable urban sprawl and encourage greater housing diversity to meet changing community needs. They provide guidance and certainty to State Government agencies, local government and the development sector.
The plans – for the Central, North-West, North-East and South Metropolitan Peel sub-regions - determine where new homes and jobs will be located; make best use of existing and proposed infrastructure; and protect important environmental assets.
They set the groundwork for the development of vibrant new communities, particularly around key transport links, including METRONET station precincts and activity centres, within a compact and connected city.
They underline the need to explore and plan for new urban growth opportunities and to redress the balance between infill and greenfield development – currently at 47 and 53 per cent respectively.
They encourage significantly greater infill development with almost half of the required 800,000 new homes – 380,000 at a minimum - to be built through infill development. The majority of these – around 214,000 – will be built in existing suburbs within the Central sub-region and particularly through alignment with Stage 1 of the METRONET initiative.
These are not static documents. They will be monitored continuously and reviewed to ensure they remain contemporary and responsive to Government priorities and community need. An initial review to be undertaken after three years.
Maps associated with the framework can be viewed on our interactive mapping tool, PlanWA. To learn more about how to use PlanWA, please view a short instructional video.