New housing supply, population growth and access to social infrastructure

This research tests the usefulness of new datasets to inform the forward planning of social and community infrastructure in rapidly growing areas of Australian cities. It focusses on greenfield areas of Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth to demonstrate data sources and methods that can be replicated...

Urban regulation and diverse housing supply: an investigative panel

This research examines the barriers and challenges within the housing system for delivering housing supply that is more diverse, in terms of size and built form, tenure, development model and affordability level.
Conference paper

Density considerations in managing residential land provision in Perth, Western Australia

Issues relating to urban form and density continue to fuel worldwide debate. Low-density urban sprawl is identified by some as a symptom of unsustainable urban development and various solutions aimed at achieving a more compact urban form have been offered, whereas others argue that there...

COVID-19 pandemic constricts methamphetamine supply in Perth

This study examines the methamphetamine market and prevalence of methamphetamine use in Perth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Report of the Inquiry into the City of Perth

This final report of the Inquiry into the City of Perth outlines a litany of dysfunction, poor governance, factionalism and fertile ground for greed, incompetence and mismanagement. The recommendations that apply to the local government sector are broadly supported by the West Australian government.
Conference paper

The power of integrated spatial modelling: RailSmart Planning Wanneroo

This paper discusses a major Smart Cities project, the output of which is an interactive digital platform which tests optimal public transport patronage and employment creation potential of various railway station development options.
Conference paper

Trackless trams and Australian urban fabric

This paper discusses both the city shaping possibilities of trackless tram systems and the challenges and opportunities inherent in integrating new technologies into existing city systems.
Conference paper

Analysis and optimisation strategy of employment decentralisation in Perth through density and accessibility indicators

The Western Australian government has embarked on an employment decentralisation agenda aimed at bringing jobs closer to the people and improving urban sustainability in the Perth Metropolitan Region. This study employs density and accessibility measures to evaluate this decentralisation (or rather ‘poly-centralisation’) policy.

50 Lives 50 Homes: a housing first response to ending homelessness in Perth

This is the third report from the independent evaluation of '50 Lives 50 Homes' being undertaken by the University of Western Australia. This report provides an in-depth examination of housing outcomes and tenancy retention, and reports on changes in hospital use and justice system contacts...
Conference paper

Quantifying the urban food environment in Perth, Western Australia using multivariate methods and clustering

The urban food environment is a target for policy interventions aimed at improving diet. This study developed a workflow in the R programming language for characterising the urban food environment using standard measures of accessibility to the food environment along with methods adapted from community...

Fighting, alcohol and offending: interventions targeting Aboriginal girls: final report

The Fighting, Alcohol and Offending: Interventions Targeting Aboriginal Girls (YAWG) report, focuses on the experiences around alcohol, fighting and drinking of Aboriginal girls and young women residing in metropolitan Perth.

Waterwise Perth

Climate change has made Perth's winters drier and summers hotter and, combined with urban and population growth, has dramatically affected Perth's water resources. This plan sets targets to respond to the major impacts of climate change on water resources and liveability to support the 3.5...

City of Perth public art strategy

City of Perth’s public art strategy outlines the city’s approach to public art in the lead up to Perth’s bicentenary in 2029.

Cultural development plan 2019 - 2029

The cultural development plan 2019 - 2029 is a statement of the value of culture, the importance of arts, culture, heritage, events and centres of life-long learning to Perth's future prosperity, sustainability, liveability and wellbeing. The essence of cultural development is delivering outcomes through continued...

Methods to enable residential building sustainability: integrating and evaluating energy, water, materials and liveability

Buildings are responsible for a large share of the global energy use and greenhouse gas emissions generation. Most emissions are produced during the operation of the buildings. The chapter presents tools to monitor and assess the performance of residential buildings from design to operation in...
Conference paper

Valuing public transport customer amenities: A survey of practice across Australasian and international transit agencies

Public transport customer amenities cover a range of ancillary improvements which are not directly related to operations or service quantity but can enhance the quality of the passenger experience. Examples include information provision, passenger facilities, station/stop quality and personal security measures. While much research has...
Conference paper

Preserving green urban landscapes: regional public land acquisition in Perth and Sydney

The focus of this paper is a comparison of the history of the governance and funding of regional public land acquisition in Perth and Sydney, with the case for the selection of these two cities established by a contrast of the methods used. Specifically the...
Conference paper

Haptic experiences of the Perth foreshore: case studies in sensory history

Urban waterfronts are liminal zones of heightened sensory experience, particularly haptic experiences: the immediate bodily experiences of touch, proprioception and kinaesthesia (body position and movement). Such experiences are generated through direct contact with natural and built environments, strongly mediated by cultural and historical meanings, and...
Case study

Kalamunda managed aquifer recharge project

Water proofing urban parklands using managed aquifer recharge (MAR). The Hartfield Park managed aquifer recharge (MAR) project in the Shire of Kalamunda involves recharging an aquifer under controlled conditions to store water for later abstraction for irrigation use. The scheme harvests approximately 30% of high...
Case study

Bannister Creek living stream

Revitalisation of an urban stream improves amenity and increases land value. This project includes transformation of a number of drains in the heavily urbanised 23.35 km2 Bannister Creek Catchment into living streams and wetlands. An economic study was undertaken on one of the sites which...