Sticking to the suburbs: Why Perth workers are staying away from the CBD


Perth residents have stuck to suburban centres coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic instead of visiting a ‘hollowed out’ CBD, where retailers are crying out for the return of interstate and international visitors.

A report prepared for the Committee for Perth by the University of Western Australia, released on Thursday, shows the CBD has fared the worst of local government precincts, with August visitor levels still 20 per cent lower than before the pandemic, despite improving from 80 per cent and 36 per cent drops during lockdown events.

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