We called for all parties to commit to prioritising a City Deal for Perth if elected.

 

On 27 April 2018, the Federal and Western Australian Governments signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to negotiate a City Deal for Perth.

 

In that time, Hobart, Darwin, Adelaide and South East Queensland have all received their City Deal, while WA’s City Deal remains on the back burner.

 

Western Australia is crying out for the same kind of federal support. The Perth City Deal would provide much-needed funding and collaboration between all levels of government to ensure WA can meet the needs of its growing population.

 

The City Deal will include:

  • Much needed funding for infrastructure projects.
  • A commitment by all levels of government to ensure land use policies promote infill development and the sustainable growth of Perth.
  • Exploring value capture that facilitates land value uplift in infrastructure corridors to help fund METRONET, using fair and efficient mechanisms while encouraging new development.

 

View the full Perth City Deal MOU

 

Election outcome

Following their election victory, the Morrison Government reappointed the Hon Alan Tudge MP to the position of Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population.

 

He has since announced that a Perth City Deal will be a priority as there is a real opportunity to capitalise on Perth’s city centre.

 

A timeline for the Deal is expected to be announced in early 2020.

 

For more information about this issue, email advocacy@reiwa.com.au.

 

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