Perth is a city torn between its past and future. As we move ever closer to a population of two million people, we are enjoying the fruits of prosperity with more places to live, work and play. This unprecedented growth has, however, exposed a lag between policy and reality. Perth is competing for creative minds, investment and relevance on a global scale, making the planning of our city more crucial than ever.
Recent State and Federal funding has allowed transformational projects such as the Perth City Link, Waterfront and Riverside precincts to finally come to fruition. These developments will change the face of Perth, but are only one part of our city’s evolution. In 2010 the City of Perth inspired the imagination of our city through ten ‘What if?’ concepts.
The Why Not? Project adds a new dimension to this dialogue. No project is too big or small to make a difference. Why not build a pedestrian bridge over the Swan River to South Perth? Or why not install a series of bicycle pumps for our urban cyclists? This is just a taste of the selection of innovative and achievable initiatives that form the Why Not? Project.
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