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Smart growth for Perth City

As a city region, we have always been ambitious, and successful in developing our city to meet the needs of our residents and businesses. We have an opportunity now to capitalise on the award of city status to take Perth City and surrounding area forward into the 21st century and beyond.

Perth City Development Board (PCDB) was formed to help support growth of the city and surrounding region with input from both the public and private sector. The Board has been working hard to develop a vision for the growth of the city and how that could be achieved through the public and private sector working together through a revised version of  the Perth City Plan - Smart growth for Perth City: Perth City Plan 2015-2035. The full plan is a large document due to the number of detailed maps and illustrations, so we have split the PDF into three sections to make it easier to download and view.

City of Light

The Perth City of Light Action Plan is an important component of the Perth City Plan, which outlines an ambition to become one of Europe's best small cities. The vision for Perth is bold and so are the aspirations of the Council, as it sets out a desire to create a unique and distinctive identity for the city. 

The purpose of the action plan is to dramatically enhance perceptions of quality, vitality, vibrancy, animation and safety after dark within the city centre, encouraging increased use and extended dwell time, leading to a sustainable evening economy. A series of lighting initiatives will help create a truly unique, attractive evening scene, which over time will build into an enviable display of the very best Perth has to offer for both residents and visitors alike. 

The conceptual designs outlined in the action plan utilise the very latest in equipment, technology and design creativity to reduce energy use and subsequent carbon footprint, keeping Perth at the forefront of sustainability and allowing the city to meet its ambition to take its place amongst the very best exemplars of other compact European cities. 

To help deliver the action plan, Perth and Kinross Council has outlined a capital commitment of £5m, which will also seek investment from key partners and the private sector.