City sees population boom in 10 years

Speaking at an Alkimos Progress Association meeting on March 13, City growth manager Mark Dickson said the two suburbs had about 3400 people now, with 23,100 expected to live there by 2024.

He said estates included LWP’s Trinity, the Lend Lease and LandCorp partnership Alkimos Beach, LandCorp’s central Alkimos landholding, Peet’s Shorehaven, Stockland’s Amberton, and Satterley’s north Eglinton, where development was due to start this year.

‘The Alkimos secondary centre will be similar in size to Ocean Keys Shopping Centre, about 65,000sq m (Joondalup is 95,000sq m) but it will take quite a number of years to fully develop,’ he said.

‘The centre will be based around the Alkimos train station.

‘The Eglinton district centre will be similar in size to Brighton in Butler.’

Mr Dickson said they had also identified a 50ha site east of the future Alkimos centre for regional open space where the City could create facilities similar to Kingsway Sporting Complex

‘It would be a major regional facility and requires a metropolitan region scheme amendment,’ he said.

‘The City is looking to the State Government to acquire the land so we can deliver the facilities.’

There would also potentially be two marinas in the area, with one site identified at Eglinton and another that ‘may or may not happen’ off the Alkimos Beach development.

Mr Dickson also outlined the developer contribution plan (DCP) where developers pay the City $3000 per lot so it could build the facilities as and when they were required over the next 25 years.

He said those facilities included a surf lifesaving club, libraries, community centres, multi-purpose hard courts, indoor recreation centres and a public open space.

‘The DCP is the mechanism that’s allowed us to collect money from the developers and the community facilities plan says how many facilities are needed, how much it’s going to cost, etc,’ he said.

‘We are looking to collect $95 million just for this area.’

The next Alkimos Progress Association meeting will be on Thursday, April 10 from 7.30pm at the Butler Community Centre.