The Wheatbelt’s strength is its multiple livability options. Having vibrant communities with high livability achieved through access to quality services and availability of affordable, quality housing is key to attracting and retaining population. For government, considerable existing and at times underutilised infrastructure across many communities, presents a cost effective opportunity to grow population.
Planning has shown that communities across the Wheatbelt are strongly interconnected by economic and social activity.
- 200 communities offering diverse lifestyles
- 70% of communities within two hours of Perth
- Under-utilised social infrastructure
- Mismatch between family and housing profiles
- Low crime rates
- 2013 Living in the regions Report: Wheatbelt respondents rated highly: safety and lifestyle, general well-being and happiness.