Improving urban governance and city planning in Perth

Improving urban governance and city planning in Perth

Feb 14
Australia’s largest cities, including Perth, are undergoing a period of profound change. Population growth over the next 30 years will lead to fundamental shifts in their structure and operation. Between 2017 and 2046, Perth is projected to grow by 2.3 million people, delivering a city of 4.3 million.


Philip Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Australia

Event overview

The 2016 Australian Infrastructure Plan found that integrating metropolitan land use, infrastructure and transport planning was critical to meeting the demands of population growth in Australia’s largest cities. Delivering well situated and diverse housing supply is important but it needs to be integrated with the delivery of social and economic infrastructure. Governments need to ensure there is a high-frequency, interconnected public transport network that connects people to jobs, services and high-quality public spaces.

Effectively managing Perth’s growing population and implementing a governance structure which integrate metropolitan land use, infrastructure and transport planning will be important considerations as the Western Australian Government advances its planning reform agenda for the state.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

Philip Davies
Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Australia

Philip Davies is the Chief Executive Officer of Infrastructure Australia, with a mandate to provide independent expert advice to all levels of government on infrastructure policy and planning. Infrastructure Australia publicly advocates for reforms on key issues including means of funding, financing, delivering and operating infrastructure and how to better plan and utilise infrastructure networks. Mr Davies is an experienced infrastructure executive who has had over 25 years shaping policy, delivering nationally significant infrastructure projects, and leading reform within the infrastructure sector. Before joining Infrastructure Australia, he led AECOM’s Infrastructure Advisory business in Asia Pacific providing government and private sector clients with infrastructure advisory services.


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