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Updated - 29 July 2016

The Perth Transport Plan for 3.5 million and beyond

The State Government has developed a vision for Perth’s future transport network; designed to keep our city moving as we grow and help Perth to continue to be one of the most liveable cities in the world.

The Perth Transport plan for 3.5 million and beyond is available for download on the Department of Transport website

PerthandPeel@3.5million draft frameworks

The draft Perth and Peel@3.5million suite of strategic land use planning documents aim to accommodate 3.5 million people by 2050. 

The four draft planning frameworks for the Central, North-West, North-East and South Metropolitan Peel sub-regions were released for public comment in May 2015.

Work to analyse the 1,100 submissions for the Perth and Peel@3.5million suite of documents received during the three-month public consultation period has now been completed by the Department of Planning and a report on submissions is currently being prepared for consideration by the Western Australian Planning Commission.

It is anticipated that the draft frameworks will be finalised in the second half of 2016.


Perth and Peel@3.5million pdf 12.6MB

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   Perth and Peel@3.5million part 1  (10615.32 KB)

   Perth and Peel@3.5million - part 2  (7518.66 KB)

   Perth and Peel@3.5million summary  (3227.36 KB)

   Spatial Plan  (919.74 KB)

The Perth and Peel regions stretch 150 kilometres from Two Rocks in the north to Bouvard in the south and are currently home to more than two million people.

By 2050, 3.5 million people are expected to call these areas home, placing pressure on our resources, social and physical infrastructure, services and the natural environment.

So what will Perth and Peel look like by 2050 and how do we accommodate a substantial population increase without impacting on our valued way of life, our precious natural environment, and our crucial social and physical infrastructure?

To create a dynamic, vibrant and liveable city into the 21st century, the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has developed the draft Perth and Peel@3.5 million suite of documents that clearly spell out:

  • where future homes and jobs should be located
  • how we can protect important environmental assets
  • how we can best utilise existing and proposed infrastructure and
  • appropriate areas for greater infill development and residential density.

The suite consists of:

  • the Perth and Peel@3.5million report that provides a snapshot of where we are now and where we might be in the future

Once finalised, the frameworks will become sub-regional structure plans. They will be used by State agencies and local governments to guide residential and industrial development, and supporting infrastructure.

The submissions period closed at 5pm Friday 31 July 2015.

The Perth and Peel@3.5million report sets the context for the four draft sub-regional planning frameworks, to help generate informed feedback during the public consultation period.

Its fundamental aim is to provide information to engage the community in open dialogue on what our city should look like in the future and how best to achieve a dynamic, vibrant and liveable Perth and Peel for a population of 3.5 million people.

It sets the historical context and makes the case for change by calling for a shift away from a ‘business as usual’ development approach towards a growth pattern for a more considered, consolidated and connected city.

It provides a snapshot of where we are now and where we might be in the future.