— 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.
Will the state government now revise its population forecasts, given the recent
projections by Infrastructure Australia that Perth will hit 4.4 million within
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.
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.