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Mayor welcomes more open space for the City

Published Monday, 11th April 2016

City of Wanneroo residents will benefit from more public open space thanks to a new agreement between the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) and LandCorp.

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Mayor Tracey Roberts said she was delighted to hear that the Commission had purchased significant parcels of land in Neerabup and Alkimos for regional open space and infrastructure reserves.

“The City of Wanneroo is one of the fastest growing local authorities in Australia, attracting more than 8,000 new people each and every year,” Mayor Roberts said.

“Our current population of 195,000 is expected to almost double by 2036 to 350,000 and such rapid growth requires significant investment in infrastructure and facilities.

“The purchase of 350 hectares in Neerabup and 100 hectares in Alkimos will allow us to better cater for the needs of our growing population in years to come.

“People will benefit from more recreational and open spaces for sports and recreation, while a portion of the land in Alkimos is earmarked for the future extension of the Mitchell Freeway and a railway to Yanchep.

“Our community in the north have been waiting a long time for such transport links, so this news is a positive step in the right direction and will be welcomed by all.”

The City looks forward to the WAPC’s acquisition of four further major sites identified in the Alkimos and Yanchep-Two Rocks areas, required for future regional sports facilities.

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