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Oceania Briefing

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Perth's drive to compete with Australian's east coast cities and a flag furore in New Caledonia.

Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Nick McKim, Perth, Tasmania, Urban development

Perth plays catch-up


Australia is a country dominated by its east coast’s glamorous city waterfronts. On the other side of the country Perth has suffered in comparison, but the city’s mayor believes a long-planned waterfront project of its own, which will finally get under way early next year, will breathe new life into Perth’s economy.

Costing AU$440m (€316m), the new Swan River development will have around 1,700 apartments, 100,000 sq m of commercial floor space and 39,000 sq m of retail space. There will also be plenty of…


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