Our Year 12 ATAR Geography class teamed up with Carey Baptist College to attend an all-day excursion into the Perth CBD to gain a better and more immersive understanding of Urban Planning. The day started with a talk from a senior town planner and Manager of Development Services from the Town of Victoria Park, Robert Cruickshank. Robert discussed the various town planning schemes and initiatives being employed by Victoria Park to sustainably meet Perth’s growing population. After the talk students took a quick tour past Optus Stadium on the way to Claisebrook Cove where they learned more about the redevelopment and gentrification that was enacted there. The day ended with an Amazing Race styled competition where students were taken on a “treasure hunt” around Perth CBD to collect information on the city and its urban development.