Hon John Day BSc BDSc MLA

Hon John Day BSc BDSc MLA

Former Minister for Health; Culture and the Arts

    Appropriate density key to Central Perth

    1/05/2015 12:00 AM
    • 2050 infill target of an extra 215,000 homes
    • Appropriate density in activity centres close to transport and amenities
    • Have your say on the Perth andPeel@3.5million draft plan for Central Perth 

    Greater infill development and increased residential density will play a key role in accommodating an extra 400,000 people in Perth's central suburbs by 2050.


    Population in the 19 local government areas that make up the Central sub-region is expected to jump to 1.2 million over the next 35 years.


    Releasing the Perth and Peel@3.5million plans for a population of 3.5 million people, Planning Minister John Day said the majority of homes required in the central suburbs would be provided through urban consolidation.


    "Of the 800,000 homes we'll need for the extra 1.5 million people across Perth and Peel, it's anticipated that 380,000 will be provided through strategic infill options. The majority of these - some 215,000 new homes - will be located within the Central sub-region," Mr Day said.


    The Minister said most infill development would be located in identified urban consolidation areas.


    "Activity centres, transport corridors and station precincts will absorb much of this development, creating vibrant hubs for people to live, work and play," he said.


    Mr Day said all local governments already had infill targets and Perth and Peel@3.5million, as well as planning reform, would assist them to meet these targets.


    "Some areas are more appropriate than others for infill, higher density and mixed-use development so it is important the character and amenity of local suburbs is taken into consideration," he said.


           Fact File

    • Central sub-region population:  782,974 (2011) to 1.2 million (2050); Central sub-region jobs: 540,000 (2011) to 780,000 (2050)
    • Local government areas are Bassendean, Bayswater, Belmont, Cambridge, Canning, Claremont, Cottesloe, East Fremantle, Fremantle, Melville, Mosman Park, Nedlands, Peppermint Grove, Perth, South Perth, Stirling, Subiaco, Victoria Park and Vincent 
    • Submissions close at 5pm on Friday, July 31, 2015

    Minister's office- 6552 6200