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Perth is undergoing its biggest transformation in 100 years, with billion dollar major projects in development.

An estimated $9 billion has been invested in key projects such as City Square, Raine Square, Riverside, Perth City Link, Perth Arena, and the Elizabeth Quay development.

Significantly, this has seen the introduction of new brands to Perth including Crown Towers, Westin, Tribe, and QT, Aloft and also the development of high-quality boutique hotels such as the Alex Hotel, and Como the Treasury that have added significantly to the product mix and choice available for visitors to Perth.

​Tourism WA provides key data on hotel market trends sourced from specialist hotel industry sources to assist investors to make an informed investment decision.

Swan Valley

The Swan Valley, which is part of the City of Swan, is regarded as one of WA's premier tourism spots just 20 minutes east of Perth.

The city is home to some of the fastest growing suburbs in WA, two regional centres, several national parks and reserves, major commercial and industrial areas and historically important townsites and rural areas.

Midland is one of the major centres in the City of Swan. It is currently undergoing a major transformation and urban renewal program, which is managed by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority. The revitalisation includes the iconic Railway Workshops as well as new residential, retail, commercial and entertainment spaces.


Fremantle's unique character is captured by its landscape, heritage, architecture, music, arts and culture, festivals, retail stores and markets, cafés and restaurants. These contribute to its village style atmosphere - making it a popular destination for local and international visitors.

Fremantle is undergoing its biggest transformation since the America's Cup defence in 1987.  According to the City of Fremantle, the combined level of private and public investment in the pipeline totals around $1.3 billion.


Rottnest Island is one of WA's favourite family holiday spots. Located 19km off the coast of Fremantle, Rottnest attracts around 500,000 visitors a year. Recent investment has occurred with the development of Discovery Rottnest Island, which includes 83 luxury eco tents, a beach club, and associated facilities. The Rottnest Island Authority, which manage the island, is keen to explore other potential investment opportunities. 


Scarborough is located around 15 minutes from the Perth CBD in the City of Stirling.

Scarborough has gone through a major revitalisation with the State Government investing $30 million to make it one of Australia's best beaches for the community and visitors to enjoy.

The Government's investment is expected to attract a further $180 million from the private sector and local government.

Scarborough's revitalisation is managed by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.

Last Reviewed: 2019-06-10