The West Australian

There may be a silver lining to the well-documented trade and material shortages that have been marring the industry, with the building delays potentially slowing down urban sprawl.

According to Realmark North Coastal Sales Associate Dave Seah, Perth has one of the largest urban sprawls in the country.

“On a good day, it would take two hours to drive from one end of the Perth metropolitan area to the other,” he said.

“Slowing urban sprawl gives a chance for our amenities, transport infrastructure and planning to catch up.”

And due to the building shortages, Mr Seah said builders were delaying further work and putting a hold on developments, effectively decelerating the urbanisation of Perth’s outer suburbs to take advantage of this hidden benefit.

To read the article in full, including comments from UDIA WA CEO Tanya Steinbeck, click here.