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Question Without Notice No. 276 asked in the Legislative Council on 12 April 2018 by Hon Charles Smith

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on 12 April 2018

INFRASTRUCTURE AUSTRALIA — PERTH'S POPULATION

276. Hon CHARLES SMITH to the minister representing the Minister for Planning:

I refer to the state government's response to question without notice 161 asked on 27 March regarding Perth's projected population growth.

(1) Will the state government now revise its population forecasts, given the recent projections by Infrastructure Australia that Perth will hit 4.4 million within three decades?

(2) Is there any coordination at all between this state government and the commonwealth when it comes to managing population growth?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1)–(2) The Infrastructure Australia projection refers to an Australian Bureau of Statistics population projection prepared in 2013. New WA Tomorrow population forecasts are being prepared based on the most up-to-date data available.