Western Australia

Perth cityscape

WA government forced to suspend green growth plan

The Western Australian government has suspended work on its green growth plan and implemented a “critical review” after details of a revised draft were inadvertently released by a public servant, flagging significant curtailing of development to the south of the city.

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WA industry in push for building upgrade finance

Vacancy rates are hitting Western Australia hard so the City of Perth and Property Council are pushing for changes to the state’s Local Government Act to enable building upgrade finance (BUF), in a move designed to improve underperforming stock.

WA bans plastic bags, as all eyes turn to NSW

The Western Australian government has confirmed it will ban plastic bags from 1 July 2018, bringing it into line with commitments from Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the ACT.

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WA budget sees no climate or energy action

Strong public transport commitments have been announced in the McGowan Government’s first budget for Western Australia. But in a tough environment where a surplus won’t be seen until 2020-21, climate change has been all but forgotten.

WA government ups spending on cycling infrastructure

The WA government will spend $129 million over four years on cycling infrastructure in Perth, with an undertaking to better integrate projects with the METRONET transport project.

Design reveal at Perth’s baugruppen project

Stackable, prefabricated modules have been revealed as part of the design intention for Perth’s upcoming baugruppen development at White Gum Valley. The potential designs have been released ahead of an…