Going a different route

A DRAFT State planning strategy proposes a cemetery near Carabooda, routes of significant roads and a potential rail line east of Wanneroo, according to a City of Wanneroo report.

Wanneroo councillors will tonight consider endorsing a submission on the State Government’s draft Perth-Peel Strategy, which is out for comment until July 31.

The council report said the plan largely reflected existing proposals in plans for Alkimos-Eglinton, Yanchep-Two Rocks and east Wanneroo.

It said there were also several notable differences between this strategy and other plans, including substantial new areas marked for “urban expansion” in southern Gnangara and eastern Wanneroo.

“These areas had previously been shown as remaining rural under the east Wanneroo structure plan,” the report said.

“Flynn Drive is shown extending eastward to link into Neaves Road to form a proposed major east-west regional road link – previously Joondalup Drive had been intended to form the main east-west link with Neaves Road.

“The proposed Whiteman to Yanchep highway is shown extending north generally along the alignment of Old Yanchep Road.

“A proposed cemetery is shown just to the east of Carabooda.”

The report said the strategy also indicated a potential passenger rail following the southern part of the proposed east Wanneroo bypass road, or Whiteman to Yanchep highway.

It said the rail line would then head west to meet the northern rail line between Clarkson Station and the Nowergup Rail Depot.

It also noted areas marked for “urban investigation” in south Pinjar, retained “State Forest” east of Mariginiup, and “industrial investigation” in north Carabooda.

Councillors will also consider submissions for the North-West Sub-regional Planning Framework, which predicted the City’s population would increase from 160,281 in 2011 to 536,767 in 2050.

The report said that would mean the population would grow by an average of 9650 people per year, rather than the current rate of 8020 people per year.

“This is a significantly higher rate of growth than that assumed in the City’s current population forecasts prepared by id.forecast (OK) for the 2011-36 period,” it said.

The strategy also projected how many jobs would be created in the strategic centres of Yanchep and Joondalup, and secondary centres of Alkimos, Clarkson, Two Rocks (north), Wanneroo and Whitfords by 2050.

The “on the road” council meeting will take place at Alexander Heights Community Centre from 7pm tonight.

The Joondalup council expects to receive a report on the draft strategy at its July 28 meeting.

 

GROWTH FORECASTS

North-West Sub-regional Planning Framework predictions

City of Wanneroo

2011: 56,362 dwellings; 160,281 people

2050: 202,523 dwellings; 536,767 people

City of Joondalup

2011: 58,561 dwellings; 162,205 people

2050: 81,193 dwellings; 203,551 people

 

Labour force/local jobs

2011: 163,636/80,566

2050: 376,386/229,089

Job numbers by centre in (2011) 2050

Yanchep: (0) 23,282

Joondalup: (14,183) 20,181

Two Rocks (north): (0) 9823

Wanneroo: (1620) 8803

Alkimos: (26) 5769

Whitfords: (2869) 3681

Clarkson: (1528) 3084