About The Bigger Picture
There's a lot going on around Perth at the moment, with new infrastructure projects planned or already taking shape right across the metropolitan area.
Individually, these developments are designed to meet our growing needs, building our capacity to handle a projected population increase of more than 500,000 people by 2031.
Collectively, they are part of a vision. A plan. A bigger picture to transform Perth into a more vibrant, connected city.
This involves a massive infrastructure program, the likes of which Perth hasn't seen since the second half of the 20th century when the greater Perth region grew from 66 square kilometres to 630 square kilometres.
At the heart of the program is the opening up of Perth with the removal of barriers that have, for many years, separated our city centre from its river and its cultural and entertainment heart of Northbridge. Congestion will be eased by decentralising some services and infrastructure - the new Fiona Stanley hospital is located in Perth's southern suburbs and the new Perth Stadium will be built on the Burswood peninsula
Inevitably, works of this scale bring changes and some disruptions. This site brings all of these projects together and provides information about the individual projects, their status and impacts - during and after construction - in one convenient location. It also includes links to vital traffic and travel updates
Who Is Involved
This website provides information from a range of Western Australian State Government agencies, including:
- Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority
- The Transport portfolio – the Department of Transport, Main Roads and the Public Transport Authority
- Department of Planning
- Department of Health
- Department of Sport and Recreation
- THE CITY AND NORTHBRIDGE HAVE BEEN SEPARATED SINCE 1881.
- RECONNECTING THE CBD AND NORTHBRIDGE.
- NEW HOSPITALS. NEW TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE.
- CREATING A MORE OPEN PERTH.
- RECONNECTING THE CITY WITH ITS NATURAL, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ASSETS.
- IT'S ALL PART OF THE BIGGER PICTURE.
2031 and Beyond
Directions 2031 and Beyond is the Western Australian State Government’s capital city strategic plan, guiding change and the growth of the city over coming decades.
It is a vision for a connected, liveable city that is sustainable, vibrant and prosperous with unique characteristics. The plan addresses the challenge of providing jobs, housing, infrastructure and services for a projected doubling of the population to 3.5 million people in the future. More >
The CBD Transport Plan
The CBD Transport Plan will deliver an integrated and sustainable transport system that can accommodate and complement the major city development projects and a growing population. Among the many initiatives is the addition of a third lane to the Graham Farmer Freeway tunnel, extra lane capacity on the Mitchell Freeway, more dedicated bus, taxi and cyclist lanes, the introduction of Active Traffic Management and expanding the CAT network. More >