Australian Property Investor Magazine

In the midst of the current housing crisis, debate around Perth’s urban growth and the need to continue to densify and diversify our housing stock remains at the forefront.

While all levels of government and industry are on the same page when it comes to the need to deliver homes fast and affordably to meet current and future demand, we do need to remain cognisant of where we are delivering those homes, along with the quality and type of homes that suit our growing and evolving population.  

The WA State Government has a published target of 49 per cent infill development, with a range of specific housing targets set out in the Perth and Peel @ 3.5 million frameworks for relevant local government areas. 

For Perth to become a more compact and connected city, as laid out in these frameworks, we need to support a balanced approach between development in new areas and infill development in appropriate areas such as activity centres and transit hubs.

To read the opinion piece written by UDIA WA CEO Tanya Steinbeck in full, click here.