The West Australian

Perth’s has been ranked the 69th largest by geographical size in the world, placing just behind London according to the latest edition of Demographia World Urban Areas report.

UDIA WA chief executive Tanya Steinbeck said there were a range of factors that were influencing the city’s urban growth.

“Perth’s urban development has spread in a linear pattern from north to south over the years. Growth has been restricted by the coastline to the west and the scarp to the east with environmental and other constraints further fostering that long, linear development pattern,” she said.

She added Perth’s urban growth and the areas where development could happen were guided by the State Government’s planning and infrastructure frameworks aim, Perth and Peel @ 3.5 million.

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