Perth And Peel @3.5million

09/05/2015 4:05 am

Screenshot 2015-05-08 at 2.03.55 PMThe Perth and Peel regions stretch 150 kilometres from Two Rocks in the north to Bouvard in the south and are currently home to more than two million people.

By 2050, 3.5 million people are expected to call these areas home, placing pressure on our resources, social and physical infrastructure, services and the natural environment.

So what will Perth and Peel look like by 2050 and how do we accommodate a substantial population increase without impacting on our valued way of life, our precious natural environment, and our crucial social and physical infrastructure?

To create a dynamic, vibrant and liveable city into the 21st century, the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has developed the draft Perth and Peel@3.5 million suite of documents that clearly spell out:

  • where future homes and jobs should be located
  • how we can protect important environmental assets
  • how we can best utilise existing and proposed infrastructure and
  • appropriate areas for greater infill development and residential density.

Once finalised, the frameworks will become sub-regional structure plans. They will be used by State agencies and local governments to guide residential and industrial development, and supporting infrastructure.

The WAPC is seeking public comment on the documents until Friday 31 July 2015.

The Perth and Peel@3.5million report sets the context for the four draft sub-regional planning frameworks, to help generate informed feedback during the public consultation period.