Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning

    Henley Brook rezoning approved

    19/10/2018 1:40 PM
    • Amendment supports targeted urbanisation near planned METRONET stations
    • Rezoning to consolidate development in area of fast population growth
    • Amendment completes urbanisation between Ellenbrook and Brabham in the Swan Urban Growth Corridor 

    Planning Minister Rita Saffioti has approved the rezoning of more than 260 hectares of land between Ellenbrook and Brabham, which will facilitate future housing along the future METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line.


    The land in Henley Brook - surrounded by Lord Street, Gnangara Road and Park Street - has been rezoned from Rural to Urban in the Metropolitan Region Scheme.


    This amendment represents the next stage in the urbanisation of the Swan Urban Growth Corridor, in keeping with the North-East Sub-regional Planning Framework.


    The amendment will facilitate further planning to enable the future development of the area for residential and related purposes, consolidating the north-east metropolitan urban footprint.


    The transfer of the amendment area to urban will not prevent existing landowners from continuing to use their properties for current purposes, but will provide planning certainty for those who wish to further develop their properties in the future.


    Comments attributed to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "This rezoning is part of our plan for the sustainable development of Perth's fast growing north-east corridor.


    "Critically, it is designed to ensure a more consolidated footprint that aligns with future public transport planning, including connections to future METRONET stations.


    "As our city grows, a business as usual perspective must be replaced with a more considered approach to development that focuses on connection and consolidation.


    "Together with the recently rezoned land parcel in East Wanneroo, the plan to sensibly urbanise the north-east and north-west corridors is well underway, providing certainty and clarity to landowners and other stakeholders.


    "Further community input will be sought during the next stage, which will involve the preparation of a local structure plan."


    Minister's office - 6552 5500