Building Bullsbrook’s future

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The City’s Bullsbrook Townsite Land Use Master Plan will outline how Bullsbrook will cater for a 500 per cent growth rate in little more than two decades.

Significant plans include a new commercial and retail precinct opposite the existing one, a possible intermodal transport terminal, a bigger recreation centre and additional primary schools.

Bullsbrook will accommodate a portion of the half million people expected to move to the north-east corridor of the Perth metropolitan area in the next 20 years.

City of Swan Mayor Charlie Zannino said the plan would provide strategic guidance for the development of the Bullsbrook townsite.

‘The City is already aware of demand for urbanisation in this area and the Master Plan has been prepared to ensure development is undertaken in a co-ordinated and proper and orderly planning manner,’ he said.

‘The City’s focus is on providing for anticipated population growth in a liveable town, which is sustainable, vibrant and prosperous.’

Bullsbrook Residents and Ratepayers Association president Glynn Davies said the plan was already starting to generate discussion.

‘I expect it will generate hot debate,’ he said. ‘We are pleased this has finally been released after five to 10 years of consultation and we, as a community, look forward to hopefully moving forward sometime in the near future.’

BRRA will meet soon to discuss details in the report.

North ward councillor Kevin Bailey said the City was keen to receive feedback from locals.

‘We know Bullsbrook is going to experience some significant changes in the coming years and we need to plan now to make sure it is done right,’ he said.

Residents have until 4pm on May 21 to make submissions, while a meeting with town planners at Pickett Park Hall on May 13 will provide more information.