The Property Council of Australia has launched an Activity Centres Performance Toolkit to assist Local Government Authorities with planning for Activity Centres in Perth.
The Performance Toolkit provides an evidence base for decision-making around Activity Centres that has been rigorously developed in consultation with a range of Property Council members, including various State and Local Governments, centre owners and developers.
Over the past decade our population has rapidly expanded driven by strong economic growth. This has made it harder for people to access housing they can afford, close to amenities and in the places they want to live.
It has also reduced the diversity of housing available. Greenfields are just part of the solution; we also need to have new high density Activity Centre developments in order to meet the community’s needs.
The Property Council of Australia has been engaging with State and Local Governments on issues around Activity Centres identified by members and has been providing constructive evidence-based advice to inform the policy and implementation debate.
Our engagement in this area has included the Property Council’s Activity Centre Development Roundtable held in late-2011, which brought together the institutions, developers and policy makers responsible for making Activity Centres a reality in Perth.
The Property Council is encouraged by examples of Local Government Authorities who are proactive in dealing with Activity Centre developments to address the exciting growth challenges presented by Western Australia’s strong economic growth.
The Performance Toolkit can be accessed by clicking here.