US mayor criticises Perth for being inefficient

Last week, the Houston mayor and Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi marked the 30th anniversary of Perth and Houston’s sister city relationship at a number of events including laying a wreath at Kings Park.

Ms Parker said she was impressed with the number of capital projects around Perth since her last visit 12 years ago for a conference and was surprised at the number of similarities between the two cities.

‘Houston is an oil and gas capital as is Perth but the big three drivers of the Houston economy are oil and gas ” we’re a major port ” and our medical institutions, so it’s interesting to see the parallel development here in Perth,’ she said.

‘Both Houston and Perth are the fourth largest cities in their respective countries and both growing very rapidly’