The City of Wanneroo has taken full advantage of a visit by the Western Australian Premier and his Cabinet ministers, using the opportunity to advocate for important infrastructure projects
The City’s advocacy video, which showcases the enormous growth and potential of the region, was shown to the Premier and his Cabinet team and Mayor Tracey Roberts spoke about the City’s growth and future needs.
“The scale of Wanneroo’s growth is significant and that presents many opportunities for the City and the State Government to work together, Mayor Roberts said.
“It is important that we continue to work in collaboration with government to further strengthen our partnership - a partnership that will provide the best outcomes for residents and businesses. Together we can unlock the huge economic potential of our region.”
Known as ‘Community Cabinet’, the travelling meeting takes the current government out of Parliament House and into the community.
Wanneroo is expected to host three quarters of the population growth in the north-west sub region and our population is currently 187,000 however, that figure is predicted to grow to more than 350,000 by 2036.
“The City of Wanneroo is the powerhouse of growth, not only for our corridor, but the entire metropolitan area,” Mayor Roberts said.
“Accommodating such growth requires collaborative planning at a local, regional, state and national level and it is important continue to work together to achieve the City’s goals, of job creation, transport infrastructure and community open space.
“We will maintain our campaign for the extension of the freeway to Romeo Road, the extension of the northern rail line to Yanchep as soon as possible and the development of the Yanchep Strategic Metropolitan Centre – in addition to the need for more regional sporting fields for residents.”
Meetings with ministers also included discussions on the recoding of areas in Wanneroo, Girrawheen and Koondoola which could eventually lead to residents being able to subdivide their properties, subject to approvals.