Did you miss the news over the Christmas break?
New market research shows that Perth residents are ready to embrace change and development that will deliver a more sustainable, more affordable and more liveable city.
The main finding show that there is very strong support for more medium & higher density apartment-style developments around transport hubs (71% support) and in inner areas (68% support).
The top three priorities for Perth’s future are;
- – an increase in public transport (train, light rail, buses) (95% support)
- – more eco-friendly buildings that generate their own power, collect rainwater and use less energy (89% support)
- – well-designed, safer bike paths to get to work and other places (86% support)
The majority of respondents (69%) do not consider low density living in detached single housing to be a more affordable option and of the 3 in 5 inner city residents who are likely to move house in the next 5 years; 73% would consider living in medium density housing and 50% in higher density housing.
Where do you sit? If you would like to know more of what your neighbours want, here is the full report on What Perth Wants.