Movement and Place
It is hoped this framework will be ready for implementation by mid-2021.
Why do we need a Movement and Place framework for WA?
Creating great places for West Australians to live, work and play is an important priority for the State Government. For Perth, this means creating a compact, consolidated and connected city.
A growing population will place greater demand to make better use of resources and infrastructure, including our streets, as more frequent use will highlight the competing demands for road space.
The movement and place roles of streets have traditionally been dealt with separately; therefore, complementary outcomes are not always achieved. This has resulted in movement and place being treated as two separate functions, leading to segregation rather than integration.
Finding an agreed position between the competing roles and taking an integrated transport and land use planning approach to managing streets and roads will help resolve conflicting movement and place-based priorities when planning and designing streets and urban corridors.
How the Movement of Place framework will be used
The framework will classify streets based on an agreed matrix, which will lead to better coordinated and more consistent urban planning across Western Australia.
The matrix system will classify streets by comparing their movement and place requirements. Once a classification is reached, street environments can then be planned, developed and operated according to this agreement.
As a decision-making tool, WA’s Movement and Place framework will help settle conflict over the competing transport and destination roles of streets, avoiding the need to negotiate these functions during urban planning.