Communicating Research Outcomes

Other types of publications

Sometimes the work produced by PATREC isn’t in a traditional format.


Managing transport system investment risk webinar

The webinar covered the progress and outcomes of our recently completed Managing transport system investment risk project. Partners on this project included the Department of Transport (Western Australia), Main Roads Western Australia, University of Western Australia, Edith Cowan University, and PATREC. The video is available on the iMOVE website.

Committee for Perth FACTBase Bulletin 73

Biermann, S and Martinus, K, (2021) FACTBase Bulletin 73, Making strategic jobs count: addressing issues of spatial inequality. February 2021, Committee for Perth. Link to watch the presentation.


Pulse of Perth

RAC and the Planning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC) have undertaken a project to ‘visualise’ and better understand public transport travel patterns across metropolitan Perth.

The visualisation is available (click the links to watch the videos):

More information on the RAC website


Understanding Road Freight Demand Generation Patterns Per Industry Type – Perth Road Freight Analysis

Article by iMove CRC – Link

RailSmart Wanneroo Planning Support System

Technical Report – PDF

Web-based PSS Dashboard – Link

The Conversation Article: “How big data can help residents find transport, jobs and homes that work for them” Dr Sae Chi and Dr Linda Robson


Your Move: Station Options Analysis

Infographics – PDF

Planning Boomtown and Beyond

Book Cover

A collaborative effort of PATREC’s academic, policy and consulting associates, this book has been published to communicate the results of PATREC’s collaborative, applied research undertaken in support of policy in the connected spaces of transport and land use planning in WA. It assembles an inspiring collection of analyses, cases and policy options and shows possibilities for the modern-day Boomtown of Perth, on a trajectory to almost double its size by 2050. It provides guidance in developing the vision, foresight and preparedness necessary in planning and managing both the positive and negative consequences of boomtown’s across time and space.The book is available from UWA Publishing.

Chapter 1: Boom: Boon or Doom? (Fiona Haslam McKenzie) – PDF

Chapter 2: Boomtown Globalising: Perth as an Internationally Connected Resource Hub (Kirsten Martinus and Thomas Sigler) – PDF

Chapter 3: Understanding the Demographic Character of Perth’s Population (Amanda Davies) – PDF

Chapter 4: Boomers in Boomtown: Age-Friendly Planning in Australia (Mariana Atkins) – PDF

Chapter 5: Local Government Amalgamation and the lack of a Metropolitan Government: A Political Geography? (Roy Jones) – PDF

Chapter 6: Unsettling Planning in Perth: Indigenous Planning in a Boom (Tod Jones, Shapan Cox and Paul Cozens) – PDF

Chapter 7: The Triumph of Suburbia? The (In)ability of Planning to contain the ‘Great Australian Dream’ (Paul J. Maginn) – PDF

Chapter 8: Infrastructure Planning in Perth: Past, Present and Future (Peter Newman) – PDF

Chapter 9: Will Perth have enough water for its diverse needs in a drying climate? (Don McFarlane) – PDF

Chapter 10: Natural Environments, Ecosystem Services and Green Infrastructure: Planning for Perth’s ‘Green’ Matrix (Natasha Pauli and Bryan Boruff) – PDF

Chapter 11: Periurban Open Spaces: A Missing Dish on the Boomtown Planning Menu? (Valerià Paul) – PDF

Chapter 12: Liveable, Sustainable and Walkable Boomtown (Fiona Bull and Paula Hooper) – PDF

Chapter 13: Understanding Cycling Behaviour in Boomtown Perth (Tim Perkins and David Blake) – PDF

Chapter 14: Specific Road Safety Issues in Perth (Lynn Meuleners, Michelle Fraser, Matthew Govorko and Peter Palamara) – PDF

Chapter 15: Boundary Objects as Tools for Integrated Land Use-Transport Planning (Sharon Biermann and Kirsten Martinus) – PDF

Chapter 16: Mean Streets or High Streets? Challenges of Implementing Strategic Planning for Activity Corridors in Perth (Anthony Duckworth-Smith) – PDF

Chapter 17: Transport and Land-Use Functions of Four Rail Station Configurations in Perth (Courtney Babb, Ryan Falconer, Doina Olaru, Anthony Duckworth-Smith and Richard Isted) – PDF

Chapter 18: Cities as Systems: Node and Place Conflict Across a Rail Transit Network (Ryan Falconer, Courtney Babb and Doina Olaru) – PDF

Chapter 19: Road Freight Activity in Perth’s Grocery Supply Chains (Tim Hoffman and Courtney Babb) – PDF

Chapter 20: The Role of Industry in Promoting Evidence-Based Policy – A Case Study of the Freight and Logistics Council of WA in Planning for Freight Noise (Fred Affleck, Evan Jones and Kareena May) – PDF

Chapter 21: Does Perth’s Growing Wealth Lead to Better Public Transport Accessibility? (Carey Curtis and Jan Scheurer) – PDF

Chapter 22: Public Transport Patronage Success – The Role of Park’n’Ride (Brett Smith, Ying Huang and John Taplin) – PDF

Chapter 23: Hype or Hope – Can Future Transport Technologies Ease Congestion? (Yuchao Sun, Laura Gladstone and John Taplin) – PDF

Chapter 24: Managing and Motivating Sustainable Travel Behaviour Change (Cathering Ferguson) – PDF

Chapter 25: Travel Demand Management Options for Perth (Courtney Babb, Brett Smith, Brett Huges and Ryan Falconer) – PDF

Chapter 26: The Role of Parking in Limiting Traffic Growth and Congestion (Emmerson Richardson) – PDF

Chapter 27: Easing Congestion through Employment Decentralisation: A Paramatta (or two?) for Perth? (Gary McCarney and Sharon Biermann) – PDF

Chapter 28: Funding Transport Infrastructure to support Perth’s Growth – Options and Strategies (Paul McLeod) – PDF

Contributor Biographies – PDF

Reviewers – PDF