Elizabeth Quay and Perth's infrastructure future
The public’s enthusiastic acceptance of Perth’s Elizabeth Quay development demonstrates that WA is hungry for world-class urban renewal and the need to have a future pipeline of urban infrastructure clearly mapped out.
“Now that the Elizabeth Quay infrastructure is finished and other projects like the City Link are nearing completion, what is next to help keep WA growing after the mining boom?
“The Property Council on behalf of the WA development industry has the answer, a better infrastructure delivery framework and transparent project assessment criteria. These are exactly the recommendations of the Property Councils recent reports Keep WA Growing and Mind the Gap”, Property Council WA Executive Director Joe Lenzo said.
In ‘Keep WA Growing’ the Property Council has assessed nine key infrastructure projects and we have prioritised three that will have the greatest economic flow-on effect for the state, including Max Light Rail, the Peel Economic and Environmental Initiative, and the Western Trade Coast.
In ‘Mind the Gap’ the Property Council found that the absence of an independent state body to advise the planning, prioritising and delivery of major infrastructure is costing WA investment and jobs.
“The formation of a state infrastructure body and preparing a pipeline of future work has worked in other states, particularly in the attraction of scarce federal funding,” Lenzo said.
“In the lead-up to the 2017 state election the Property Council will continue to seek commitments from WA’s major parties for a better infrastructure deal to Keep WA Growing.”
Media contact: Joe Lenzo | M 0419 044 768 | E [email protected]