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Housing and Planning Minister John Carey has defended building single dwellings amid a push for infill, saying some higher-density projects are just not viable in Perth.

Speaking at an Urban Development Institute of Australia WA event today, Mr Carey was part of a panel speaking about the continued resistance to delivering density.

UDIA WA chief executive Tanya Steinbeck asked whether there was a missed opportunity for density when 62 per cent of all infill residences constructed per lot in 2021 were single dwellings.

However, Mr Carey said single dwellings were still needed in the state.

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