Advocacy in Action - IWA Submission

Through our Reshaping Working Group, the Committee has prepared a submission to the IWA State Infrastructure Strategy Discussion Paper which can be found at https://www.committeeforperth.com.au/news-and-media/submission/2020/Final-Responses-to-IWA-Discussion-Paper-Final-21-August.pdf.

In terms of Question 8 ‘What do you think are the greatest infrastructure needs and priorities across the regions and Perth?’ our response referred back to a number of our recent research projects including Hashtag Perth; Bigger and Better Beyond the Boom and Get a Move On! Our summary of infrastructure priorities identified through these projects is listed below:

  1. The development of World Centre for Indigenous Culture in central Perth as a living centre of First Nations People.
  2. Develop innovation clusters with an anchor industry.
  3. Invest in public transport infrastructure to connect key hubs/clusters of employment, innovation and higher density living, initially focusing on six key hubs: Subiaco, UWA/QEII, Curtin/Bentley Technology Park, Fremantle, Murdoch and Joondalup.
  4. Provide a long-term plan for public and active transport in the Perth and Peel region supported by political commitment, funding, and cohesive action by State and local Government.
  5. Invest in improving amenity and services to support inner city living.
  6. Establish the Perth City Centre as an education precinct.
  7. Implement ‘smart city’ initiatives for infrastructure efficiency and improved liveability and urban competitiveness.

We look forward to working more closely with IWA with the Committee’s recent appointment to the External Stakeholder Reference Group.

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.