The West Australian The latest population figures, which show Perth had the biggest jump in population growth last year, have prompted calls to expedite the State Government’s proposal to expand the city’s ferry system. Australian Bureau of Statistics data revealed Perth’s population increased by 3.6 per cent last financial year, with more than 81,000 people […]

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The Property Tribune There are many reasons why Western Australia needs a greater diversity of housing across the continuum. Affordability, shrinking family sizes, aging population, environmental constraints and supply issues all factor into the equation when it comes to the growing need to deliver a range of housing choices to suit different household’s needs. According […]

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ABC News Perth’s inner-city schools are bursting at the seams due to increasing enrolments and parents are angered the state government’s upgrades to the aging infrastructure aren’t doing enough to ease the problem. Put simply, the significant stress on aging school infrastructure is the unintended problem child of poor town planning. “There is a significant […]

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Business News The pathways to access power supply on new residential subdivisions will be simplified by the state government, in a move designed to accelerate project delivery and shorten a growing waitlist. The changes announced today by Energy Minister Reece Whitby will give land developers multiple pathways to achieve pre-design conformance review clearance on subdivision projects. Developers […]

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Business News More trees are expected to be saved in the state government’s upcoming urban greening strategy for the Perth and Peel regions, with the property industry backing the move. The government will develop the ‘Urban Greening Strategy’ to enhance tree canopy through measures including education and awareness, measurement and reporting, and grants. Today’s announcement […]

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Australian Property Investor Magazine Western Australia has taken a major step towards tackling the housing crisis that is wreaking havoc across the country. The state is scrapping rules around the building of granny flats in suburban back yards as it tries to increase urban density, slow urban sprawl and bring more housing stock to the city with […]

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Business News Property industry groups have backed the state government’s raft of planning reforms, including the medium-density code policy, which was reworked after receiving mixed reviews. Planning Minister John Carey today announced the State Planning Policy 7.3 would take effect from March 1, to coincide with other planning reforms previously flagged by the government. The policy would […]

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The Property Tribune The Hon. John Carey, MLA added the Planning portfolio to his raft of responsibilities in June 2023, now WA’s Minister for Planning; Lands; Housing and Homelessness, he is well positioned to make real change in relation to the current housing supply and affordability challenges facing Western Australia. The Urbanist sat down with the Minister […]

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Australian Property Investor Magazine There has been no shortage of commentary throughout 2023 about the current state of housing markets across the country.  Western Australia, like most states in Australia, is experiencing an acute housing supply crisis that is making it harder than ever for people to get their foot on the residential property ladder or […]

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