Menu
Scroll to top
Topic: Future Perth
Does infrastructure cost a lot more on the fringe?

Does infrastructure cost a lot more on the fringe?

The answer is no one really knows, but policies with huge implications for the way cities work continue to be advanced on the assumption that costs are a lot higher on the fringe

Are infrastructure costs a lot higher in the outer suburbs?

Are infrastructure costs a lot higher in the outer suburbs?

It's a truism that development costs are much higher on the urban fringe than in inner areas. But there's little evidence the claim still holds and good reason to think it's no longer the case

Are infrastructure costs higher on the fringe?

Are infrastructure costs higher on the fringe?

The exhibit above purports to show that the cost of infrastructure associated with building a new dwelling within 10 km of the CBD of a city like Melbourne is, on average, $50,503. In contrast, it costs $136,401 to provide infrastructure for an outer suburban dwelling i.e. located more than 40 km from the CBD. That’s […]