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What makes Yanchep and Two Rocks special?

Published Friday, 1st February 2019

Yanchep and Two Rocks residents are being encouraged to step forward and have their say, with the City of Wanneroo keen to hear what residents feel makes their places special.

A photo of Yanchep Lagoon

City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said pinpointing local priorities was imperative, and that the City’s Place Framework offered a new approach to doing this.

“As a City, we want to preserve an area’s sense of place,” Mayor Roberts said. “Our Place Framework outlines the importance of understanding what makes a place special and
unique.

“From the blue waters of Yanchep Lagoon and The Spot to the koalas, kangaroos and towering trees at Yanchep National Park, Yanchep and Two Rocks are abundant in natural
beauty.

“Covering such a large and diverse area, Wanneroo Council understands that the activities and services we offer should be specific and significant to the local community.

“We’re doing this by developing Local Area Plans in close collaboration with local residents, business and other interested parties.”

Community engagement will be conducted from 1 February to 31 March 2019, and a Local Area Plan for Yanchep and Two Rocks is expected to be finalised by June 2019.
The Yanchep and Two Rocks Local Area Plan will:

  • discover what makes Yanchep and Two Rocks distinctive and unique
  • cultivate an understanding of the services, facilities and programs that will meet the needs of residents and stakeholders, and
  • guide which local services, facilities and programs are available into the future.

People can find out more information on the project and complete a survey online via wanneroo.wa.gov.au/yancheptworocks.

The City is hosting four ‘open house’ activities for people to pop in, meet City of Wanneroo staff who work in Yanchep and Two Rocks and find out what’s already happening, and share their ideas for the area.

Event details

Yanchep Two Rocks Library

21 and 28 February, 3.30pm-7pm

Yanchep Community Centre

11 March, 3.30pm-6.30pm

18 March, 4.30pm-6.30pm

“I would like to encourage as many local community members as possible to have their say,” Mayor Roberts said. “This will ensure the Local Area Plan for Yanchep and Two Rocks accurately reflects the views of the community and their vision for the future.”

Working in tandem

Mayor Roberts said the Yanchep Two Rocks Local Area Plan would further complement the work conducted collaboratively between the City and placemaking consultancy RobertsDay
on shaping the future of Yanchep Lagoon.

A three-day planning and design forum held in December provided community representatives and other stakeholders with a platform to voice their opinions and develop a suite of key considerations regarding the Yanchep Lagoon area.

“The Yanchep Lagoon Masterplan, which will be presented to Council next month, will work in tandem with the wider Local Area Plan, providing a clear and cohesive vision for this burgeoning hub in our City’s north,” Mayor Roberts said.

“I would like to thank all the community members who have gotten involved and shared their thoughts on the future of Yanchep with us so far.”

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