Growth Series

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Overview

The Town of Victoria Park has been allocated a target of providing for an additional 19,400 dwellings by 2050 on top of the 15,921 dwellings in existence in 2011. This will see the Town’s population more than double in the next 30-35 years.
 
A series of articles will explore the projected population growth and what it means for the Town. Keep your eyes open for more information here on our website, on Facebook and in our quarterly newsletter, Life in the Park, throughout the year.

 

Part 1 - The Town's Density Targets

The dwelling growth is expected to be gradual and will continue the transformation of the Town into a bustling inner urban neighbourhood. Capitalising on the increased residential population and office employees, the main Albany Highway strip and smaller centres such as Archer Street and Lathlain Place will become even more vibrant, bustling hubs of activity with a variety of shops, cafes and offices.
 
Growth will be focused on key areas such as along Albany Highway, the Burswood Peninsula and the Causeway Precinct, in Technology Park and on the Curtin University campus as well as some higher densities around the train stations. Existing residential neighbourhoods are expected to be retained at lower densities to allow for a diversity of housing options including family homes.
 
We are now starting to plan for this growth. This planning includes making sure the Town’s social infrastructure keeps pace with the growing population, that parks and open spaces are still meeting the needs and expectations of this growing community and our existing transport system and servicing infrastructure can cope with the additional demand.
 
There will be an opportunity for you to be involved in the planning for this growth as part of the preparation of the Town’s Local Planning Strategy.
 
A series of articles will explore the projected population growth and what it means for the Town. Keep your eyes open for more information here on our website, on Facebook and it our quarterly newsletter, Life in the Park, throughout the year.