### au.news.yahoo.com January 20, 2011, 6:10 am
Splendid metropolis ahead for Perth
By Beatrice Thomas – The West Australian
Perth in 2020 should be an incredibly different place. The recent boom has given rise to projects that are beginning or under way with expectations that continued resources wealth will fuel the next round. Despite years in the wilderness, Perth is showing signs of becoming an international city, from designer fashion labels to up-market retail centres such as Enex100 and Wesley Quarter, to small bars, laneways and more restaurants. On a bigger scale, State Government projects such as the waterfront, Riverside and Perth City Link will reshape the city and transform the way people use public amenities and open spaces in central Perth. The three projects alone will generate 507,000sqm of commercial space and 6600 dwellings in the central business district, boosting the city’s population, safety and vitality.
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