As Perth continues on its path towards unprecedented growth, more homes need to be built to cater to a booming population. At the same time, the city must manage its development of usable land and heed calls to ensure that ecologically protected land remains undisturbed. The last thing Perth needs right now is an entirely new suburb on the outskirts, particularly one, say, 13 times bigger than Joondalup.
Experts warn that the Perth metro area will be forced to encroach on biodiversity hotspots if and when it its population swells to 6.6 million by 2061. This calls for a paradigm shift in the current housing design doctrine. With smart home designs, in particular, experts believe Perth can provide close to a million homes without any encroachment . Continue reading