The Urban Design Framework is a design tool that provides a physical interpretation of the City of Perth’s vision and strategies. It helps to ensure that the built environment we create reflects the community’s vision and the Council’s strategies, and it underpins an integrated approach to better physical environments.

The Urban Design Framework focuses on the broad scale and the long term, and sets an overall planning and design context within which more detailed and localised strategies, studies and projects can be coordinated. It also identifies administrative actions, economic initiatives and social initiatives that have a bearing on the creation of a great city. 

Being a guiding document, the Urban Design Framework does not propose concrete solutions for the future but instead allows sufficient flexibility to manage change in changing circumstances of society, economy, environment and culture.