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City of Wanneroo crucial to Western Australia’s future

Published Monday, 4th May 2015

City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts has welcomed the State Government’s draft sub-regional planning framework which identifies the City as a major supplier of land and employment.


The draft plan, released on Friday, indicated that Wanneroo was expected to accommodate three-quarters of the population growth in the north-west sub-region. 

Mayor Roberts said the City was a key area for development in the north-west corridor and was ideally placed to meet the future needs of a growing population. 

“I am extremely pleased the framework has recognised the City of Wanneroo as one of the most important areas for growth within the State,” Mayor Roberts said.

“Not only does the framework endorse our work towards the promotion of sustainable urban growth and quality infill development, it also highlights other areas that the City sees as key developments.

“The City is the fastest growing local government in Western Australia and an important factor influencing our employment and growth is having appropriate transport infrastructure to support it.

“This is why we have been strong advocates of projects including the Northern Suburbs Railway and Mitchell Freeway extension. Timely commitment to the provision of key infrastructure is critical to the sustainable development of the corridor.”

In the draft framework, Yanchep has been recognised as the next Strategic Metropolitan Centre after Joondalup and will bring around 25,000 jobs to the area. 

“Our Northern Coastal Growth Corridor, which comprises Alkimos, Eglinton, Yanchep and Two Rocks, is expected to welcome 73,000 additional people by 2036 and we are already planning for that growth. The East Wanneroo area is also identified as an Urban Expansion area to be developed in the short-to-medium term,” she said. 

“We are pleased about the second rail option within the sub-region, recognising the critical importance of public transport in the provision of vibrant and sustainable communities.”

The City will now assess the draft framework in detail to provide a comprehensive response to the State Government. 

Once finalised, the framework will become sub-regional structure plans. They will be used by State agencies and local governments to guide residential and industrial development, and supporting infrastructure. “The Western Australian Planning Commission is seeking public comment until the end of July and I urge all residents to review the documents and have their say,” Mayor Roberts said.  

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