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(1) Cities like Perth in Western Australia are experiencing rapid growth in urban development and the current trend is to expand into the surrounding regions. Although some people think this is more cost-effective than building within the cities. others believe it’s having a harmful effect on the environment in these areas.

(2) Many existing buildings in the city centers, such as Perth are being cleared to make way for modern developments. Although this is improving the visual impact of city, it is causing difficulties in the areas where there is not enough space to accommodate the expanding population.

(3) The housing shortage in Perth is being addressed by encouraging the people to move to other cities in Western Australia where there is more space to develop new housing and infrastructure. This will benefit people struggling to find the accommodation and also avoid having to develop on bushland.

(4) Developers in Perth and the other parts of Western Australia are suggesting that it would be better to build much-needed homes within the city centre, as this would be more affordable for the local people. It would also make the transportation to and from jobs and shops cheaper and quicker.

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