Henley Brook: Rural land rezoned to urban for future housing as part of Morley-Ellenbrook line

The Henley Brook site that has been rezoned. Picture: Spookfish
The Henley Brook site that has been rezoned. Picture: Spookfish

A RURAL site in Henley Brook has been rezoned to urban, which will facilitate future housing along the Morley-Ellenbrook rail line.

The Metronet rail project is a long term plan to connect suburbs, reduce road congestion and meet future planning needs.

The 260 h a site, surrounded by Lord Street, Gnangara Road and Park Street and located between Ellenbrook and Brabham, was rezoned from rural and urban in the Metropolitan Region Scheme.

The amendment marked the next stage of the urbanisation of the Swan Urban Growth Corridor.

It will help with further planning for future development in the area for residential and related purposes.

The change will not prevent existing landowners from continuing to use their properties for current purposes, but will provide certainty for people who want to develop their properties in the future.

Planning Minister Rita Saffioti said the rezoning was part of a plan for the sustainable development in the “fast-growing” north-east corridor.

“Critically, it is designed to ensure a more consolidated footprint that aligns with future public transport planning, including connections to future Metronet stations,” she said.

“As our city grows, a business as usual perspective must be replaced with a more considered approach to development that focuses on connection and consolidation.

“Together with the recently rezoned land parcel in East Wanneroo, the plan to sensibly urbanise the north-east and north-west corridors is well underway, providing certainty and clarity to landowners and other stakeholders.

“Further community input will be sought during the next stage, which will involve the preparation of a local structure plan.”