Wanneroo, Western Australia
Friday November 2 marked the second demonstration of the RailSmart Project’s proof-of-concept web-based planning platform. The RailSmart Project, an initiative of the Planning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC) in partnership with the City of Wanneroo, is creating a first-of-its-kind smart land-use and transport planning tool. The Project’s key objectives are to maximise local employment and
With population growth and the ensuing suburban sprawl, the further our journey to work has become. It’s a fact, we love our cars. After all they’re an immediate option and sometimes our only one. On the flip side, this convenience comes with its costs. Fuel and vehicle maintenance are expensive but what’s also expensive is
RailSmart Planning Wanneroo is one of 49 projects under the Australian Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs Program to receive grant funding to devise innovative technology-driven solutions to various urban challenges. Why The City of Wanneroo? As it stands, the City of Wanneroo offers an ideal context for smart technology solutions because: It’s the fastest growing
Demographic data is forecasting Wanneroo’s population will double by 2041 to over 400,000 whilst by comparison, the City of Perth is set to grow far more conservatively from 28,000 to just 41,000. The City of Wanneroo covers an expansive 52 kilometres from Girrawheen to Two Rocks, and of course since the mining boom, Wanneroo’s outlying
Australian communities are growing fast – and fastest at the fringe. In urban growth areas across Australia, what are known as ‘greenfield neighbourhoods’ are popping up at speed. The property development term “greenfield” is used to describe natural landscape that has never before been built on – and requires no existing structure to be demolished.