The City of Wanneroo’s population is set to soar, reaching 412,000 by 2041. With this growth, our current planning models will fall short. We need smarter planning to take us into the future. RailSmart Planning Wanneroo will fuse the latest technology with land-use and transport planning to create a predictive urban development tool. This tool will facilitate greater investment certainty and a better future for YOU as a local resident. RailSmart will be used to plan job-friendly, accessible rail station precincts at Alkimos, Eglinton and Yanchep along the Metronet rail extension. Your community will be set up to thrive with new work and lifestyle opportunities close to home. If you're a local resident, RailSmart needs your help to get the best results possible. This website will keep you up to date, so please get in touch with your questions and comments.
Friday November 2 marked the second demonstration of the RailSmart Project’s proof-of-concept web-based planning platform. The RailSmart Project, an initiative of the Planning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC) in
RailSmart Planning Wanneroo (RailSmart) researchers, future users of the RailSmart tool including City of Wanneroo, and Department of Transport, along with consultants to the RailSmart Project, Arup – convened
With population growth and the ensuing suburban sprawl, the further our journey to work has become. It’s a fact, we love our cars. After all they’re an immediate option
Demographic data is forecasting Wanneroo’s population will double by 2041 to over 400,000 whilst by comparison, the City of Perth is set to grow far more conservatively from 28,000
RailSmart Planning Wanneroo is one of 49 projects under the Australian Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs Program to receive grant funding to devise innovative technology-driven solutions to various urban
Australian communities are growing fast – and fastest at the fringe. In urban growth areas across Australia, what are known as ‘greenfield neighbourhoods’ are popping up at speed. The
As part of the 2016 election campaign the Australian Government announced the establishment of a $50 million competitive Smart Cities and Suburbs Program to give funding support to projects
The most significant issue for the City of Wanneroo is its expected future population growth, especially in the outlying northern coastal areas. Metronet’s Yanchep Rail Extension will extend the
In 2017 the Planning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC) in partnership with the City of Wanneroo applied for Federal Smart Cities Funding for a project entitled, Railsmart Planning Wanneroo.
“The best way to predict the future is to create it”
“We have set ourselves a target of delivering 100,000 new local jobs in the City over the next decade. Our ability to reach this target will rely heavily on the establishment of ‘activity centres’ in close proximity to, or easily connected with, the City’s key transport links – our train stations.”
“Between 2016 and 2041, Yanchep is forecast for the greatest increase in development of new dwellings in the City of Wanneroo.“
“…private vehicle numbers for outer suburban areas increase at a rate greater than the population increase per year, with a preference of using cars at around 80 percent of trips.”