What do we want to achieve?
By 2031, the number of homes in the Perth and Peel region in close proximity to a public transport node will increase by 45% over 2018 numbers.
- The number of homes will be increased around existing transport as well as new METRONET infrastructure.
- METRONET will deliver up to 18 new train stations and see the development of more than 5000 hectares of land in new station precincts.
- These new precincts offer opportunities for business and jobs to grow through improved connectivity.
- This critical infrastructure means Western Australians will spend less time commuting and more time at home with family and friends
Interpreting the results
A major transport node is a key link to either passenger rail or a high frequency bus service. Homes that are located within 1km of a passenger rail station or within 500m of a bus stop are defined as ‘transit-oriented’.
There are two key aspects to ensuring that the number of homes that are transit-oriented increases. The first is increasing the amount of homes in areas where bus and train transport nodes already exist. This occurs through infill development, with medium to high density housing.
The second aspect is the development of new METRONET infrastructure and associated development of medium to high density housing within the 1km catchment of the new public transport.
Currently 332,000 homes in the metropolitan area can be described as transit-oriented. By growing the number of transit-oriented homes by 45%, this target will see opportunity for almost 150,000 new homes to be created close to public transport.
This section provides a snapshot of some of the activities already underway to help achieve this target.
- METRONET will connect suburbs, reduce road congestion and create thousands of new jobs.
- Perth and Peel @ 3.5 million provides frameworks to determine how we sustainably support 3.5 million people in the Perth and Peel regions for the next 30 years.
- Station Access Strategy programme assesses and plans for future access requirements for rail stations.
- Traffic Congestion Management Program delivers key projects and monitors the road network to make traffic improvements.
- Planning Reform seeks to modernise WA’s planning system
- Design WA to ensure good design is at the centre of all development in WA
- Urban Development Program to help guide decision-making across the State Government on urban development and the provision of services to the community
- Affordable Housing Action Plan 2017-18 to 2019-20 increases a previous target of 30,000 affordable homes opportunities to 35,000 by 2020.
- Cycling for the Future