The 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.
Planning Minister Rita Saffioti today announced more than 362 hectares in the suburb are proposed to be rezoned from Rural to Urban and Urban Deferred to accommodate future growth in the area.
The 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. 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 hectares for urban development in South Bullsbrook. Amendment 1324/41 will similarly zone approximately 152 hectares in Central Bullsbrook.
The land is identified for urban expansion in the North East Sub-regional Planning Framework (2018).
A third proposal to rezone approximately 63 hectares 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.
A three-month public consultation period for the amendments closed in March 2019. More information about the amendments is available online at: www.dplh.wa.gov.au/bullsbrook
As stated by Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:
“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.
“Together, they will open up enough land to last well into the future and transition Bullsbrook from a semi-rural township to a thriving urban community.
“The 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.
“These MRS amendments and the anticipated redevelopment of the Bullsbrook town centre will lead the journey towards a new and vibrant community.
“Once again, consultation was at the heart of these changes and we’ve listened to the community’s thoughts on the future of the area.”
As stated by Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw:
“This rezoning decision marks another important step for the growth of our community in Bullsbrook.
“It provides for our future and strikes the right balance between jobs creation, environmental values and community development.
“I’m so pleased that the State Government has listened to our community and is delivering sustainable, sensible outcomes for our region.”