Advocacy in Action - Reshaping Working Group Submission

Overall, the Committee for Perth and the Reshaping Working Group were in support of the draft City Planning Strategy. During the feedback process, the Reshaping Working Group provided constructive feedback to assist in the preparation of our submission in response. It included the following points:

  • We are supportive of the overall vision, especially concerning the three key moves: capital city planning, place-based planning and responsive planning
  • However, we recommend addressing the aspirations and needs of local residents and workers of the City of Perth, as well as potential visitors and investors and those who live in the broader region
  • We strongly recommend providing more transparency around stakeholder involvement and the inclusion of a final ‘action plan’ to facilitate implementation
  • Whilst commending the compact nature of the report structure and its data-driven approach, we suggested including references so that it is clear which data sources have informed the strategy
  • The East to West Link is imperative to futureproof movement through the city, however, clarity is required in regards to its alignment and connectivity to existing infrastructure and neighbouring Local Government Areas
  • Additionally, we recommend that the strategy strengthen its plan for transport concerning the areas of walkability, cycling, future mobility and freight services.
  • There is overall support for the precinct planning approach, however it is suggested that these precincts be refined into smaller scale areas in order to capture the unique charm of each individual precinct.
  • It was recommended that King’s Park be considered as a precinct of its own, as it has been identified in research commissioned by the Committee to be the ‘jewel’ of Perth As a final note, we suggested that the City utilises the research published in our Get a Move On! report.

For further detail of the above key points, please see the full submission which can be accessed here.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.