Annual Report 2017-18
As one of the most sought-after urban destinations in Perth, known for its food, diversity, arts, culture, and entertainment offerings, the Town of Victoria Park is located just 10 minutes from Perth’s CBD, across the Causeway on the southeast side of the Swan River and is a growing cosmopolitan community.
In recent years the area has transformed into a highly desirable inner city location set apart by its multitude of offerings for residents. It’s also a prime location for development given its proximity to the CBD, access to the Swan River foreshore and entertainment precinct of Burswood, including Crown Perth, Optus Stadium and Belmont Park Racecourse, as well as significant public transport and education facilities with Curtin University and the Perth Airport nearby.
It is also one of Australia’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas with the population forecast to soar from an estimated 36,700 to 54,700 by 2036 and potentially 75,000 plus by 2050.
The Town needs to get ready for this growth, expected economic development and increased service demand.
Billions of dollars are being invested to continue to turn the Town into Perth’s premier place for entertainment and entrepreneurship. We will soon see people living in mixed-use precincts, and the creation of transit-oriented developments to enrich a cosmopolitan, inner-city lifestyle that brings more energy and vibrancy to the area.
The Town has contributed to this with a strong resolve to activate its spaces, deliver events and support local businesses. We aim to continue this and build a destination brand around all things to see and do in Vic Park.
With all this happening and ahead of us, we also know, as a progressive local government body that strives to enable, empower and engage its community, we need to remain passionate and focused on supporting Vic Park… the place, its people and our partnerships.