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As Perth's population grows, there is a critical need to provide  provide more housing choice closer to the central business district and existing community infrastructure such as parks, public transport and medical facilities. The new local planning scheme is intended to provide more housing choice to enable people to downsize and to facilitate more homes for prospective residents wanting to be closer to work or university.

Research shows that if we want our children to be able to live in the same area as us, or our local teachers, police or people work in the local shops to be able to afford to live close to where they work, or our elderly parents to be able to stay within their community, we need a range of housing diverse housing options at different price points across our suburbs.