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City wins planning award for Yanchep Lagoon Master Plan

Published Wednesday, 13th November 2019

The City of Wanneroo has won a prestigious Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) Award for its Yanchep Lagoon Area Master Plan.

City of Wanneroo staff receiving PIA Award

The City, in partnership with place-making consultants RobertsDay, won the category of Public Engagement and Community Planning at the Western Australian Awards for Planning Excellence.

The Yanchep Lagoon Area Master Plan guides the development of projects that unlock Yanchep’s full potential as a vibrant coastal destination without compromising the area’s uniqueness and natural beauty.

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the award was well deserved and reflected the City’s strong commitment to planning places that supported communities and businesses.

“The City took an innovative and community driven approach to community engagement that was comprehensive and transparent,” Mayor Roberts said.

“More than 5,000 local residents, about 50 per cent of the Yanchep population, participated in some way. “One of the highlights was the contribution of 70 stakeholders during a three-day Planning Design Forum and Open House.

“The City also sought the views of residents through a survey, social media, and the City’s Your Say webpage.

“Through its engagement activities, the City was able to ensure the local community was well informed and had opportunities to contribute to the development of the Master Plan in meaningful ways.”

The City’s success at the PIA Awards for Planning Excellence comes after making the finals of this year’s global City Nation Place Awards.

To download a copy of the Yanchep Lagoon Area Master Plan and to learn more about the community engagement process, visit www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/yancheplagoon.

Information about the PIA can be found at planning.org.au.

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