Hoping to build a house in west Perth? Here Switch Homes looks at the future of Perth's transport to assess how convenient different areas of Perth will be...
The Perth of the future could have a very different approach to public transport should plans for a $4.1 billion new system come to fruition. This ambitious plan could have a great impact on your decision to build a house in west Perth.
The proposed 20 year vision includes light rail and rapid transit buses and would aim to ease congestion and cater to the large numbers of people looking for public transport options in the future.
Perth is a rapidly growing city and the demand on public transport is expected to double within the next 20 years. According to Perth Now, Transport Minister Troy Buswell announced the plan by saying ‘If we want to be a 21st century city, then we need to have a 21st century public transport platform.’
The strain put on the present public transport system is set to increase exponentially in coming years – it’s already increased by 67 per cent in the last 10 years – and by 2031, it is expected that Perth’s residents would more than double their use of public transport.
Additionally, it’s predicted that 70 per cent of all journeys to the Perth CBD would be undertaken on public transport, hence the need for investment in the city’s provisions. The government will use $11 million to start implementing new solutions in priority areas such as west Perth and government planners are also considering a rail line from the city to Perth airport.
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