UDIA WA chief executive Debra Goostrey.

Property under pressure from record population growth

Skyrocketing population growth in Western Australia will add more pressure on new home building and result in further tightening in the state’s rental market.


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What is the point of building more houses if the infrastructure is not set up to sustain the growth? Trains are needed so people can get to their workplace without the use of their car. Rising fuel costs confirms the need for reliable public transport. Where are the trains? There are not enough buses to get you to a train station and then only to specific train stations e.g. Bassendean and not Midland at all times of the day, not just early morning or evening. Why this desire to build, build, build at the cost of the natural habitat with little consideration of the animals, native or otherwise? Removal of plant life to the extent that the land suffers and birds lose their food source. Considering how wealthy WA is supposed to be it is amazing how little of this is used to safeguard what was here before everyone started to build. Much easier to run over an animal, shoot it or push it out of its home, pull up the vegetation or bulldoze over it.

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