Well-planned and designed communities improve productivity and liveability, allowing better access to employment, essential services, local amenities and transport options.

Exploring urban density

Our Urban Planning and Connected Communities survey explores what Perth residents know, think and feel about land use planning issues, including urban sprawl and higher density development. 

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Most respondents believe:

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Urban spawl

Negatively impacts on congestion

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Infill can manage congestion

A greater amount of urban infill should be built to manage congestion


Infill provides additional benefits

The biggest benefit of infill is improved access to transport options

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Expand public transport

The top priority for government investment should be expanding the public transport system


Density developments

Medium density developments should be built around shopping centres, train stations and busy roads


Public involvement

Residents would like to be involved in the planning process for their local neighbourhoods