Western Australia--Perth

Guide

03 Aug 2017

This document provides practical guidance for built environment professionals and regulatory agencies seeking to optimise development projects to moderate urban microclimates and mitigate urban heat island effects in major urban centres across a range of climates in Australia .

The...

Article

05 Jul 2017

Population growth has profound impacts on Australian life, and sorting myths from facts can be difficult. This is the third article in The Conversation's series, Is Australia Full?, which aims to help inform a wide-ranging and often emotive debate.

Australia has the highest rate...

Report

16 Jun 2017

Central and inner city Perth continues to benefit from a long pipeline of public and private infrastructure investment. Now is the time for a new strategy, with a unified vision, to take advantage of these investments and create a world-class capital city to drive jobs and prosperity not only...

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Research report

15 Dec 2016

The past decade has been one of the most dramatic in Perth's history. Against the background of a dynamic global economy and expansion of the State's minerals and energy sectors, the city has experienced an economic, social and cultural transformation. This transformation has posed numerous...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

The share of prefabricated modular residential buildings in the Australian construction market is growing mainly because they are quicker to erect on-site than traditional construction, and often cheaper; but how about their carbon footprint and more particularly their thermal performance? To...

Commentary

Article

16 Sep 2016

Infrastructure in our cities – let’s call it the hardware – remains much the same as ever, but the software – the way we use it – is transforming rapidly. One piece of that software, Airbnb, is dramatically reshaping the world’s cities. The digital platform allows citizens to find and rent short...

Audio program

15 Sep 2016

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced it will not stand in the way of Kerry Stokes' Seven West Media buying The Sunday Times and its website, Perthnow. The decision means that Perth is set to become the nation's next capital city with just one metropolitan newspaper....

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Briefing paper

31 Aug 2016

The relationship between transport, economic and spatial development is known to occur in two main directions. Firstly, existing land use and economic developments drive demand for transport in terms of quantity, type, location and mode. Secondly, transport investments and other initiatives...

Briefing paper

09 Jun 2016

The study examines whether the diminishing supply of affordable housing options for lower income central city workers is having an impact on central city businesses and on the overall productivity of those economies.

Research report

21 Dec 2015

Methamphetamine is of national concern,  but what does this statement mean to frontline police officers?

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Methamphetamine is of national concern (ACC 2014), but what does this statement mean to frontline police officers? In real terms it means that frontline...

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Conference paper

11 Dec 2015

There is a growing imperative for infrastructure decisions in Australia to be based on evidenced based approaches which are data driven. Urban growth modelling is increasingly being used in strategic infrastructure planning practice. However, current models tend to be "once-off" applications...

Conference paper

11 Dec 2015

The papers presented at the 2015 State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC 7) were organised into seven broad themes but all shared, to varying degrees, a common focus on the ways in which high quality academic research can be used in the development and implementation of policy. The...

Evaluation

04 Dec 2015

In 1998, the Western Australian Government introduced the Liveable Neighbourhoods Design Code; a policy aimed at using design principles  to increase the walking, cycling, public transport use and sense of  community of residents of new housing developments.

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Journal article

28 Sep 2015

This exploratory study investigated how staff at four private boys’ boarding schools in Perth, Western Australia, constructed meaning and understanding around the experience of studying away from home and family for Aboriginal students from regional and remote communities. Interviews were...

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07 Sep 2015

The second Indian Ocean dialogue was held in Perth, Australia on 5-7 September 2015.

The dialogue plays an important role in bringing together representatives of strategic and foreign policy communities and civil society to discuss maritime-related issues as part of the emergence of a...

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Research report

17 Apr 2015

The Perth Freight Link (PFL) has been announced as a major transport opportunity to solve the heavy goods truck problems in Perth. By taking trucks via a toll road around an extended Roe Highway, through Stock Road and Leach Highway to the Fremantle Inner Harbour it has been proposed to...

Website

10 Mar 2015

The CoreLogic RP Data Daily Home Value Index aims to measure daily movements in the value of Australian housing markets. Rather than relying solely on transacted sale prices to provide a measure of housing market conditions, the CoreLogic RP Data Daily Home Value Index is based on a ‘hedonic’...

Audio program

11 Feb 2015

Professor Peter Newman from Curtin University claims that Perth is much more than a relic of the 'Wild West'. The population is growing and it is suggested that there'll be a population of about five million by 2050. The infrastructure has grown remarkably over the years. 25 years ago Perth had...

Working paper

26 Nov 2014

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Recent experience shows that action to improve the efficiency and outcomes of city transport systems, linked to well-planned urban development, can deliver substantial economic, social and environmental benefits to the community and to government....

Audio podcast

29 Sep 2014

The charismatic and highly mobile Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo is regarded as the ‘Rock Star’ of the Australian bird world. It now classified in WA as ‘rare or likely to become extinct’ and federally listed as Endangered. The last 50 years has seen a 50% decline in their population, and their range...