WA Delivering Directions Report Card Out

04/12/2013 7:52 pm

The Delivering Directions Report Card 2013 provides a progress report on Western Australia (WA) to inform Government and the broader community about the effectiveness of State and local government and the development industry to deliver a  metropolitan-wide program of planning and development initiatives to achieve the outcomes sought by Directions 2031.

The report card provides a platform for the continuous improvement of the WA planning system and to assess the likely effect of our urban policy settings to deal with the challenges of a rapidly changing and growing city.

The report highlights some positive developments since last year including a general increase in residential densities across most local government areas, an increase in the total amount of zoned industrial land for Perth and Peel, the continued strong growth in the use of public transport, and the ongoing trend in decreasing residential lot sizes. A key area of achievement since 2010 is that over 40 per cent of activity centres now have an approved structure plan in place or have prepared a draft structure plan that is awaiting final approval.

Areas that the government has identified for further improvement include; the diversity of housing meeting the needs of future generations, housing affordability, meeting employment self-sufficiency targets in the southern outer sub-regions and Perth’s competitiveness in national and international liveability indexes. A priority for the State Government is to address these issues through a collaborative vision for well-managed growth that facilitates well-designed development and helps to make Western Australia an affordable place to live and invest.

 

You can view the report here