Population set to skyrocket
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.