Our research focus
The Committee for Perth aims to lead debate, advise and be a catalyst for positive change in all areas affecting the growth and development of Perth.
FACTBase is our collaborative long-term research project with The University of Western Australia. It benchmarks the liveability of Perth and its global connectedness, by examining its economic, social, demographic and political character.
Latest ResearchResearch April 2017
What We Thought Would Kill Us - Old Swan Brewery
This case study is the seventh in the series and examines the redevelopment of the Old Swan Brewery, a highly controversial repurposing of a cluster of historic buildings on the Swan River at the foot of Kings Park. FACTBase Bulletin April 2017
FACTBase Bulletin 52 - Sizing and Mapping Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training in Perth and Peel
This Bulletin has been prepared as part of the Bigger and Better Beyond the Boom project and aims to ‘size’ and spatially examine the sector in the Perth and Peel regions to quantify the contribution to the regional economy and identify opportunities for economic growth. FACTSheet February 2017
FACTSheet 10 - Key Facts About Perth & Western Australia
The tenth FACTSheet in the series, provides all the latest facts and figures about Perth and Western Australia’s growth and development.
We Advocate for
All Committee for Perth research is funded by members who invest in the communities in which they operate and are passionate about creating a brighter future for Perth.
Perth and Peel @ 3.5 million
The Committee since inception has been advocating for the development of a unified vision for Perth. A vision that government, business and the community can agree upon that captures the aspirations for Perth as a region of 3.5 million people.
Transport and Congestion
The Committee for Perth supports the development of a long-term integrated public transport network that includes all modes of transport, to ensure efficient movement throughout the region as well as to facilitate transit-oriented development.
The Committee believes that our diverse community should be acknowledged and celebrated. Through our research on both gender and cultural diversity we brought a more detailed understanding about Perth’s diverse population base.
Vibrancy and Culture
The Committee believes that a vibrant arts and cultural scene is vital to Perth’s liveability. In 2008, we launched the Cultural Compact for WA:The 10 Year Challenge Phase 1 which challenges government, the arts sector and community to work together.
The Committee believes that Perth should be the city in Australia that acknowledges, respects and celebrates its Indigenous Australian cultures.
Local Government Reform
The Committee believes that the current fragmented system of local government in the Perth metropolitan region is hindering the potential to achieve our vision for the future of Perth.
The Committee believes that the deregulation of retail trading hours is crucial to enhancing the liveability and attractiveness of Perth, both as a place of residence and as a tourist destination.
News and Publications
12 FACTBase Bulletin 52 - Perth Underperforming in Attracting Overseas Students
Media Release Apr
03 Guest Article - Department of Transport
03 Advocacy in Action - TDM Program Submission
03 Feature Article - Bigger & Better Beyond the Boom Community Survey
03 Insight, April 2017
Passion for Perth
The Photographic Competition opens on 5 December 2016 and closes on 1 November 2017.Enter Competition
Become a member
Committee for Perth members provide financial and intellectual input that helps to inform our agenda and contribute to our advocacy positions.
Regardless of how long they have supported the Committee, the investment of our Foundation Members forms the base of the organisation on which all other parts are overlaid.