I’m dead proud of both myself and my colleagues for pulling together this massive, fascinating, data-driven, visually attractive series, which ran daily on WAtoday last week. We broke our minds so you didn’t have to!
Frankly, no other Perth-based media outlet is covering these topics, let alone harnessing these digital storytelling tools. The result, I think, is something unique.
Hope one piques your interest — or if you’ve got time, read them all. I promise you’ll learn stuff that will make you sound smart during dinner party conversations. Click the headlines to go to the story:
Do you know how many of Perth’s 800,000 new homes are planned for your neighbourhood?
- by Emma Young
Halting urban sprawl involves councils building new higher density housing. They’re not off to a good start.
- by Emma Young, Hamish Hastie, David Allan-Petale, Nathan Hondros & Conal Hanna
‘Halting urban sprawl’ has become a catchphrase in Perth in recent years, but it’s closer to fantasy than reality, a new WAtoday analysis suggests.
- by Emma Young & David Allan-Petale
There are plans to double the number of homes in Perth, Victoria Park, Subiaco and Peppermint Grove councils.
- by Emma Young
It’s a 90-minute drive away but planners are predicting newcomers will soon outnumber existing residents four to one.
- by Hamish Hastie
Perth’s northern suburbs are growing again but, with greater density than Subiaco, this is a different kind of sprawl.
- by David Allan-Petale
It was once the semi-rural gateway to Western Australia’s Wheatbelt, but Perth’s north-east is an unexpected epicentre for the city’s urban sprawl.
- by Nathan Hondros