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Alkimos Central Precinct Plan paves way for vibrant town centre

Published Wednesday, 17th May 2023

Wanneroo Council has paved the way for a vibrant new northern corridor town centre, with the approval of a draft amendment to the Alkimos Central Precinct Plan at its May meeting.


Initially endorsed by the City in 2018, the Plan provides the planning framework for the development of the 200-hectare precinct commonly referred to as Alkimos Central.

Mayor Linda Aitken said the Plan responded to significant change in the Alkimos area since the Plan was first endorsed, and recent changes to the State Government’s planning framework.

“Nearly 60,000 new residents are forecast to call the Alkimos and Eglinton area home over the next 20 years, so it’s crucial that this Plan reflects the dynamic, adaptive precinct that Alkimos will grow to become,” she said.

“This amended Plan also takes into consideration key infrastructure projects that will have a significant impact on the Alkimos area, including the Yanchep Rail Extension, Mitchell Freeway extension and proposed Alkimos aquatic and recreation centre.”

The amended Plan was advertised for public comment, with submissions received during the community engagement process helping inform the final document.

Community feedback focused on mitigating the potential environmental impacts of future development, and the importance of ensuring residential density, transport systems and infrastructure were appropriate for the emerging city centre.

“The City has made a number of modifications to the Plan in line with our commitment to sustainability and protecting the best of the existing environment in this area,” Mayor Aitken said.

“The updated Plan sets a vision of a dense urban forest, to be achieved through the planting of 20,000 trees in the Alkimos area and the provision of public open space, and supported by a requirement for any future developments to provide a clear plan for maximising retention of native vegetation.

“The Plan also establishes a city centre based around the Alkimos Train Station, with a mix of retail, commercial, entertainment, higher-density residential, recreational and cultural land use, to support a vibrant and lively central core.

“These amendments provide an important update to the planning framework that will facilitate the future development of the Alkimos area.”

The Alkimos Central Precinct Plan has been submitted to the Western Australian Planning Commission for endorsement.

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