Western Australia Minister for Planning Rita Saffioti
Bullsbrook Rezoning Set To Support Local Growth And Create Jobs
Victor P Taffa
- South and Central Bullsbrook urbanisation progressing in line with local growth
- Long-term land supply to accommodate 5,000 dwellings and an extra 13,000 people
- Town centre expansion and redevelopment to create hundreds of jobs
State Government is laying the groundwork for the future growth and revitalisation of Bullsbrook with a proposed urban rezoning to support the town centre redevelopment, future housing needs, and other local job-creating opportunities.
Minister for Planning Rita Saffioti today announced more than 362 ha in the suburb are proposed to be rezoned from Rural to Urban and Urban Deferred to accommodate future growth in the area.
“These amendments are a continuation of the Government’s co-ordinated planning approach to managing land supply and future development in the north-east corridor.” Minister for Planning Rita Saffioti said.
“Proposed town site expansion of Bullsbrook will be able to take advantage of future strategic employment lands proposed on the doorstep, providing hundreds of local job opportunities and is within the catchment area of the soon to be delivered Morley-Ellenbrook Line.”
Rezoning will support the redevelopment of the Bullsbrook town centre and new job-creating urban centres. These will include residential, shopping and commercial precincts, schools, public open space and conservation areas.
“This rezoning decision marks another important step for the growth of our community in Bullsbrook.” Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw said.
“I’m so pleased that the State Government has listened to our community and is delivering sustainable, sensible outcomes for our region.”
It is anticipated new residential development will accommodate approximately 5,000 dwellings and 13,000 people.
Metropolitan Region Scheme Amendment 1323/41 will zone approximately 210 ha for urban development in South Bullsbrook. Amendment 1324/41 will similarly zone approximately 152 ha in Central Bullsbrook.
Land is identified for urban expansion in the North East Sub-Regional Planning Framework (2018).
A third proposal to rezone approximately 63 ha in North Bullsbrook will not be progressed at this time due to an adequate urban land supply in the area, concerns from affected landowners and further consideration of the Bullsbrook wastewater treatment plant buffer.