Fu­ture proof of plan­ning

Ellenbrook Advocate - - NEWS - Lisa Thomas

THE City of Swan’s pop­u­la­tion is set to in­crease by more than half in the next two decades, with plans in mo­tion now to en­sure the City can meet the needs for the fu­ture.

Fig­ures pro­vided by the City show that the pop­u­la­tion will grow by 64.2 per cent by 2036 at an an­nual rate of 2.5 per cent, while the Perth and Peel@3.5 mil­lion frame­works re­leased show that by 2050 the pop­u­la­tion would reach 290,400 – mak­ing it the third-fastest grow­ing lo­cal gov­ern­ment be­hind Wan­neroo and Stir­ling.

Bulls­brook is pre­dicted as the sub­urb with the big­gest pop­u­la­tion growth by 2036, with a 284.3 per cent in­crease in pop­u­la­tion, fol­lowed by ur­ban growth cor­ri­dor, in­clud­ing Brab­ham, Day­ton and Caver­sham as the sec­ond-fastest grow­ing area in the City, with 251.8 per cent and El­len­brook with 72.3 per cent.

Swan chief ex­ec­u­tive Mike Fo­ley said in re­cent years El­len­brook had un­der­gone an enor­mous pop­u­la­tion growth, which had con­trib­uted to its rep­u­ta­tion as one of the State’s fastest-grow­ing sub­urbs.

“The City’s fo­cus now and in the fu­ture is to pro­vide the best ser­vices and in­fra­struc­ture to ac­com­mo­date for our grow­ing com­mu­nity,” he said.

“We put a lot of time and en­ergy into se­cur­ing fund­ing com­mit­ments for the City’s key ad­vo­cacy pri­or­i­ties, which in­clude new roads, fa­cil­i­ties, ser­vices and other forms of in­fra­struc­ture for our grow­ing com­mu­nity.”

Mr Fo­ley said one of the City’s key re­quire­ments for the con­tin­ued growth of El­len­brook and sur­round­ing ar­eas was to se­cure fund­ing for an in­door leisure cen­tre.

“One of our high­est pri­or­i­ties for the El­len­brook re­gion is the con­struc­tion of an in­door leisure cen­tre, as the third stage of the El­len­brook Dis­trict Open Space project,” he said.

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