The most significant issue for the City of Wanneroo is its expected future population growth, especially in the outlying northern coastal areas.
Metronet’s Yanchep Rail Extension will extend the existing Joondalup Line 13.8 kilometres to provide stations along this northern coastline at Alkimos, Eglinton and Yanchep.
In the short-term, the Yanchep Rail Extension will help develop activity centres by stimulating new employment opportunities in the Yanchep Strategic Metropolitan Centre – and support higher density land use.
In the long-term, the extension will help the mobility requirements of more than 150,000 future Yanchep-Two Rocks residents.
In order to stimulate local employment, make the most of activity centres and ensure public transport really serves the community in the best way possible – effective urban development, land use and transport planning is crucial.
The City of Wanneroo is deeply committed to helping residents and businesses thrive along the future rail corridor and this is where RailSmart Planning comes in.
RailSmart Planning Wanneroo has the objective of highest and best land use planning. It will allow planners to move from traditional planning models, to those which can assess and make provision for the complex future needs of a much larger population.
In its application, RailSmart Planning will aim to optimise land development, public transport and the creation of future jobs.
This capacity to plan effectively for future needs will strongly position the City of Wanneroo to set a successful precedent for other fast growing city councils across Australia.
Source Ref: Metronet [Learn more]