More infrastructure support needed for booming City

The ABS figures, released on March 31, show Wanneroo�s population increased by almost 86,000 between 2004 and 2014 to almost 186,000.

They show the biggest increase was 10,894 people between 2006 and 2007, and the change between 2013 and 2014 was about 7300.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the data highlighted the need for investment in transport services, roads, schools, hospitals and community facilities.

�As a council we continue to heavily invest in our new and established communities but we cannot do it alone � government support and investment is crucial,� she said.

�The early commencement of the Mitchell Freeway extension project means residents in our northern suburbs are a step closer to improved transport links, but much more is needed.

�These communities have been waiting a long time for a train line up to Yanchep with stations at Alkimos, Eglinton and Yanchep.

�The train line is a necessity and the population growth clearly demonstrates the urgency.�

The City covers 36 suburbs, including Alkimos, Eglinton, Two Rocks and Yanchep in the northern coastal growth corridor, where Mrs Roberts said the population would increase by 73,000 before 2036.

Wanneroo�s overall population is expected to almost double to 355,000 by 2036. In the same decade, the City of Joondalup�s population increased from about 157,000 to almost 169,000.