Yanchep plans for future growth

A PUBLIC consultation period for the Yanchep city centre structure plan will close on October 13.

The City of Wanneroo has invited submissions on the plan, which covers about 106ha of land owned by Yanchep Beach Joint Venture.

The plan includes up to 71,800sq m of retail floorspace, about 3650 apartments and a forecast population of 5475 people.

“Within the centre precincts are proposed, each with a slightly different focus,” the report says.

“Considerable overlap between precincts and their roles is proposed with the boundaries not intended to be rigid or visually apparent on the ground.”

The report said the city centre would cover 24,3ha, with another 42,6ha for mixed use, business and education plus 29.1ha for a sport and health precinct.

There would also be 5.3ha for a commercial service precinct, between 4.75ha and 9.5ha for public open space and one primary school site.

There would ultimately be 15,000 jobs in the area, with the city centre core next to a proposed future train station.

Development would take more than 50 years.

“The centre will mature over time – interim (temporary) land uses and development which do not comply with the structure plan’s ultimate objectives may be appropriate,” it said.

“The approval period for interim development is to be 20 years, which may be renewed or extended by a further 10 years where deemed appropriate by council.”

For more, visit the City’s website, email enquiries@wanneroo. wa.gov.au or call 9405 5873.