The Transforming Perth study looks in detail to transform our congested and car dominated roads into a vibrant network of High Streets, urban villages and liveable local neighbourhoods that are attractive places we would want to live and work. Redevelopment and regeneration in these areas would provide more housing choice, jobs, services and amenity to these areas, and restore the concept of a High Street that so many of us feel is lacking in Perth.
The results of our study showed the potential for 94,500 - 252,000 new homes along just seven of the 18 corridors we selected.
Our study also found:
• Perth’s entire infill target of 124,000 new homes by 2031 could easily be met through medium density development along just seven corridors.
• The total developable land supply along seven corridors is 1575 hectares. At medium density this translates to enough developable space to accommodate 327,618 people.
The report also shows how local governments could easily achieve its infill targets set under Directions 2031 and in many cases through infill along just one or two future High Streets alone.
• 100% of Directions 2031 targets for Fremantle, Nedlands, Vincent, Claremont and South Perth could be met through medium density in the sections of corridors within those areas
• 100% of Directions 2031 targets could be met in Belmont, Stirling and Victoria Park through medium-high density infill; and
• 50% of Directions 2031 targets could be met through medium density in Armadale and Cockburn
Our study clearly shows an alternative to business as usual development in areas far away from transport, services, and urban centres. Because the developments are widely distributed along public transit corridors, there is no need for high rise towers – instead we focus on townhouses at 2-3 storeys, with the highest density scenario limited to 5-8 storeys. Our report also recommends new models for genuine community engagement, exemplary design led processes, and entirely new and better ways of planning and governance for our city.
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