Alan Tudge outlines city deal opportunity for Perth CBD
The Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge is, with Minister for Transport; Planning Rita Saffioti and City of Perth Commissioner Gaye McMath, leading a not-to-be missed Property Council WA 'Reinventing the Perth CBD' discussion at lunchtime on March 13.
Property Council WA is thrilled to host Federal Minister Alan Tudge, with his State and City of Perth colleagues, to talk about the extraordinary opportunity a Perth City Deal offers to catalyse economic diversity, business growth and a thriving residential community in our CBD.
City Deals are designed to leverage the strengths of a region to deliver major projects for a lasting, uplifting economic legacy, ensuring a region reaches its full potential.
We know wider Perth is in the middle of a transformative transport and planning project in Metronet but we also know that its core, the Perth CBD, has sometimes struggled to shake off its dependence on mining and resources.
With our proximity to Asia, our climate and stunning landscapes, as well as our shared Asian timezone, Perth has unmatched potential to evolve as a centre of excellence for education, medical research, technology and remote operations support for the State’s resources industry.
Building on inner-city education, health precincts, technological excellence, a thriving start-up sector and our lively cultural district, makes our CBD more desirable for residents.
We know our climate is changing, our economic structure is shifting and that rapid advances in technology are reshaping our lives. Australia is becoming more urban and Perth is in a strong position to plan for well-designed, high-quality density in existing suburbs and make more efficient use of transport, health and education infrastructure.
There are just 29,627 City of Perth residents today and Property Council WA supports City of Perth’s residential population target of 90,000 by 2050.
To demonstrate our support for this, Property Council WA will launch Project 90K at our Reinventing the Perth CBD lunch. Project 90K outlines the essential building blocks needed to attract, retain and deliver services for our future city-dwellers to ensure our CBD population not only grows but thrives.
We’re delighted to host a Reinventing the Perth CBD lunch on March 13.
To join us, click here.
Sandra Brewer is Property Council WA Executive Director