Feature Article - 2019 Annual Report

The Committee had a busy year of activities and released many insightful and impactful pieces of research. We hosted a variety of exciting events that offered the opportunity for member interaction on a range of issues.

In February we launched our current major project, Hashtag Perth, and have released nine associated research reports this year. Hashtag Perth continues our commitment to provide deeply researched, thought-provoking reports on issues key to Perth and Peel’s future and seeks to reposition Greater Perth by enhancing its reputation.

The Committee’s membership base has continued to strengthen, reaching 116 members by the end of the year, and we have enjoyed further engagement with policy makers at the Local and State Government level. Our Board is focused on increasing this membership base to ensure that the Committee can grow and meet the ambition of our members. Their dedication ensures that we continue to make a difference by undertaking evidenced-based advocacy to create a vibrant, sustainable, culturally diverse and prosperous Perth.

Importantly, the Committee continues its reconciliation journey and in May we participated in the largest associated event in the country – Reconciliation WA’s breakfast for more than 1250 people at Crown Towers. We have also participated in and volunteered our time for several reconciliation-related events, film screenings and cultural awareness sessions. Find our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan here.

Our joint-venture research project with The University of Western Australia, FACTBase, celebrated its 10th year and has continued to produce quality research outputs. Since 2009 we have released 68 FACTBase reports as well as seven FACTBase Special Reports.

Our Working Groups have also continued to be very busy this year, notably the Reshaping Working Group. The efforts of these members in looking for ways to create a better Perth is greatly appreciated. This year our Working Groups and Taskforces have volunteered over 130 hours of their time and provided an enormous amount of expertise to help continue the advocacy agenda.

Read the 2019 Annual Report 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.