Residents in the suburb of Perth are being asked to cut back on the amount they spend on accommodation and to consider moving to a cheaper place to live.
The Perth Hotel Association has advised all residents in the city’s affluent suburbs to cut their spending on accommodation by $150 a month, or $1,600 a year.
“You’re not going to see a huge change in spending in Perth,” said Peter Wetherill, chief executive of the WA Hotel Association.
“The hotel industry is already struggling with a large influx of new visitors coming into the city, particularly students and students studying abroad.”
So that’s why we’re urging people to reconsider the purchase of accommodation.
“Wetherill said it was important for residents to cut down on their travel expenses, as well as on their dining and entertainment costs.”
If you’re travelling on business, the hotels in Perth are very competitive.
“They’re getting lots of money out of the hotels and the restaurants, and if you’re in the public transport system, there’s a lot of congestion,” he said.
The WA Hotel Society says it has also recommended that residents who have lived in Perth for several years take some time to adjust to the new climate.
“We encourage residents to make the most of the opportunity to move to a smaller place and we know that this is important,” said Wetherllys chief executive Paul Wilson.
“Residents should not feel pressure to move from their existing place of residence or to find new accommodation.”
In fact, they should enjoy the opportunity, the freedom and the lifestyle of a new location and we’d encourage people to consider a new place of living and enjoy the city more.
“Witherill said that despite the pressures of life in the CBD, Perth had “never felt so vibrant and so welcoming”.”
It’s a very welcoming place,” he added.”
It was the first city in Australia that was able to attract the kind of population that it is today.
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