We Move Perth Forward
Providing Transport & Land Use Insights for Smart Future Planning


As cities begin integrating sustainable practices into long-term planning, more rigorous and comprehensive measures are needed to understand the complex ties between land-use and transport choices.

This is where PATREC’s research and expertise in the connected spaces of transport and land use planning can offer insight into trends, patterns and processes and inform innovative solutions that fit the future.

The Planning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC) is a collaboration of leading experts and researchers from the University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Department of Transport, Main Roads Western Australia, Western Australian Planning Commission and the Western Australian Local Government Association.

Latest News and Events

PATREC researcher wins 2020 Aspire Award

PATREC researcher wins 2020 Aspire Award

Transport economics researcher Dr Sae Chi will attend an international conference in her field thanks to the Business Events Perth…
PATREC has been on ABC News

PATREC has been on ABC News

Prof Sharon Biermann, the PATREC Director, was interviewed by ABC News on Public transport planning and the impact of COVID-19.…
New Project: Australian Transport Research Cloud (ATRC)

New Project: Australian Transport Research Cloud (ATRC)

By providing transport researchers with streamlined access to the key datasets and open source analysis and modelling tools necessary to…


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