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 push by the state government to encourage people to move into higher density apartments in those infill locations,” Urban Development Institute of WA chief executive Tanya Steinbeck said.

“What hasn’t happened alongside that is the strategic approach to forward planning the infrastructure upgrades to be able to accommodate that increase in population.”

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