Pop­u­la­tion set to sky­rocket

Kalamunda Reporter - - Front Page -

THE pop­u­la­tion of the City of Swan is set to in­crease to 290,000 in the next two decades and the City has set plans in mo­tion to en­sure it can cope.

Fig­ures pro­vided by the City show the pop­u­la­tion is ex­pected to 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 re­port ex­pects that by 2050 the City will have the sec­ond big­gest in­crease in pop­u­la­tion, be­hind only Wan­neroo.

Bulls­brook is pre­dicted as the sub­urb with the big­gest pop­u­la­tion growth by 2036, with a 284.3 per cent in­crease in pop­u­la­tion, fol­lowed by an 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 WA’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.”

Big­gest in­creases in pop­u­la­tion by 2050: Wan­neroo - 376,490 Swan -176,100 Mur­ray – 149,480 Stir­ling – 132,740 Rock­ing­ham – 126,520

*Also the or­der for big­gest in­creases in num­ber of dwellings

Plan­ning Min­is­ter Rita Saf­fi­oti has an­nounced re­vised plans to guide de­vel­op­ment across the Perth and Peel re­gions.

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