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Yanchep Lagoon Area Master Plan

Global recognition for our community engagement approach

The City of Wanneroo has won a prestigious Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) Award for its Yanchep Lagoon Area Master Plan. 

The City, in partnership with place-making consultants RobertsDay, won the category of Public Engagement and Community Planning at the Western Australian Awards for Planning Excellence.  The City’s success at the PIA Awards for Planning Excellence comes after making the finals of this year’s global City Nation Place Awards, held in London.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in some way to ensure the community’s ideas, key values, and priorities for the region were incorporated in the plan. 

Check out the above short promotional video produced for the occasion.

Master Plan approved

The Yanchep Lagoon Master Plan was approved at the City of Wanneroo’s 27 August council meeting.

The Master Plan is a strategic blueprint and Place Vision to guide future development and amenity at the Lagoon and surrounding areas, from Mary Lindsay Homestead to the north to Fisherman’s Hollow in the south.

The plan was developed by the City with Placemaking consultants RobertsDay following an extensive collaborative community engagement process, including digital engagement and design forums with a wide range of stakeholders and local community representatives.

The Master Plan can be accessed in the ‘Documents’ section below

The Plan was developed following extensive community engagement late in 2018, which included an online engagement period, followed by a three-day Planning and Design Forum involving community and stakeholder representatives and a Community Open House on 17 December 2018.

The City will write to all participants in the community engagement process and to those who provided feedback on the draft plan.  Further community consultation will happen in the future as key projects identified in the plan are developed.

Community engagement process

To develop the Yanchep Lagoon Master Plan, more than 70 people - including local community representatives - participated in the Yanchep Lagoon Planning & Design Forum, held in Yanchep on 28-29 November 2018.

The Forum was open to a representative sample of stakeholders and community members who were personally involved in helping to shape the future of the Yanchep Lagoon Master Plan. Further sessions were held with City staff and Elected Members on 30 November and 1 December 2018.

A Community Open House was held on Monday, 17 December to present the outcomes of the Forum at Splendid Park, (Yanchep Active Open Space), Marmion Avenue, Yanchep.

In addition to the online form, you are invited to share your thoughts on the draft Master Plan with the public through the Submit Your Comments section below.

View the community engagement comments online

The ideas and feedback captured during the digital engagement phase can still be viewed via our interactive online map.

View comments and ideas

The online survey results are now also available in the documents section on this page, along with the Draft vision and Master Plan.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to the project so far and those who represented the community in the Planning Design Forum.

About the project

Although Yanchep started out as a remote coastal town, Perth’s continuing growth will see the area ultimately become part of a thriving metropolitan corridor that stretches from the CBD to Two Rocks.

With Yanchep now one of Perth's fastest-growing suburbs, this change is already well underway.  As more residents and businesses move into the surrounding area, we need a plan for the Lagoon that preserves the things that make it unique while also unlocking its full potential as a great coastal destination for everyone to enjoy.

To achieve this, the City is progressing the Yanchep Lagoon Master Plan, which sets a framework for future development and activities at the Lagoon.

Video by courtesy: Matthew Bettinaglio

Key Dates

Engagement period opened

    24 October

    Date: 16/11/2018

Planning and Design Forum

    28 November to 29 November 2018

    Date: 29/11/2018

Community Open Evening

    17 December 2018 – Planning & Design Forum workshop outcomes presented to the community at Splendid Park

    Date: 18/12/2018

Report to Council

    Tuesday, 5 March 2019 - Report went to Council on Yanchep Lagoon Master Plan and approval given for public comment on the draft.

    Date: 05/03/2019

Digital engagement phase

    24 October to 16 November

    Date: 16/11/2018

Engagement period closed

    COB Monday, 17 December 2018

    Date: 18/12/2018

Feedback Survey closed

    COB Monday, 7 January 2019 - to be completed by participants in the PDF workshops

    Date: 07/01/2019

Draft Master Plan, Public Comment Period - CLOSED

    8 March 2019 to 19 April 2019.

    Date: 19/04/2019

Council Approval

    27 August 2019 - Master Plan approved by Council

    Date: 27/08/2019

Submit your comments

Please refer to the City's Rules of Engagement before submitting a comment.

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The unique natural beauty of the Yanchep Lagoon coastal region makes it one of the jewels in the crown of the Western Australian coastline. This is obviously an environmentally sensitive area and culturally important to both the area’s residents and the tourists who come in significant numbers to enjoy its pristine beaches. These include the Lagoon and Fisherman’s Hollow beaches, which provide protected swimming for both young children and adults in a natural ecosystem, and beaches to the south and north that offer good surf breaks for beginning and experienced surfers. In addition, recreational and commercial fishing is also carried out along the coast. These are the reasons why I choose to make Yanchep my home and I believe that future development needs to celebrate these unique assets and, along with the Yanchep National Park, continue to build on the identity of Yanchep being a natural wonder on the metropolitan coast. Major commercial development should be planned and located in the designated city precinct with smaller hospitality businesses (coffee shops, wine bar/restaurant) and recreational parks and infrastructure (skatepark) located sensitively and unobtrusively within the Lagoon Precinct. With careful and insightful planning, alongside intelligent local government policies, the Yanchep Lagoon Precinct can be developed to offer contemporary coastal services for the expanding local community as well as national and international tourists while also protecting the natural beauty of this very special area.

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