Transform Mandurah is a program of projects that align to our 20-year Strategic Community Plan and are focused on long term economic diversification, revitalisation and community capacity building.
The projects are set to deliver short and long-term investment and employment opportunities with the goal of improving the education and employment opportunities for residents, and the overall quality of life for our community.
The City cannot do this alone and need public and private sector investment and support, as well as community support to help transform Mandurah for the future.
Below are some examples of projects being delivered, advocated for and supported by the City, State and Commonwealth Government and private developers.
The City Centre Master Plan & Parking Plan are documents which help to connect recent projects and existing strategic plans for the City Centre into an overarching vision.
The City Centre's vision will capture the aspiration and evolving nature of this particular area, focusing on four precincts; being City Centre Core; City Centre North; Western Foreshore Precinct; and Marina Commercial/Residential.
The City is currently undergoing assessment of expressions of interest for proposals visioning the future use of Mandurah's Western foreshore (adjacent to the Mandurah War Memorial). Council is inviting proposals for up to a 21-year lease, effectively giving the successful proponent confidence to make an investment befitting of such an iconic location.
Seven proposals were received at stage 1, with 3 proponents progressing to the second stage of the process, where they will provide a more detailed response regarding their proposal for the site and the City’s key criteria for activation of this location.
This is a major eco-tourism project focusing on the outstanding nature based tourism potential of the Yalgorup National Park. This project aims to develop a range of environmentally sustainable trails, attractions and accommodation within Yalgorup National Park, and work is getting underway for the environmental assessment and design planning for the area.
With State funding secured to partially assist with detailed planning and implementation of this project, the City is investing in the long-term tourism potential of the Yalgorup National Park, in recognition of the major tourism potential and economic development opportunity that it provides to the local economy in Mandurah.
Dawesville has experienced significant growth over the last 15 years, leading to increased demand for social infrastructure, community facilities and services. With the current population forecast to double to 15,000 by 2036 planning is underway for a new multi-purpose community centre, with Lotterywest and State Government funding secured and a design contract for the building already awarded.
Residents in Lakelands, Madora Bay and surrounds will have a new travel option to choose from with the newest Mandurah Line station being built in Lakelands.
The new station will include platforms and rail infrastructure over the existing Mandurah Line, park and ride, kiss and ride and disability parking bays, a bus interchange and lockable cycling storage.
Construction has started and, once the project is completed, it will ease the growing demand for public transport in the southern suburbs through better access to rail services.
Mandurah’s Hospital, the Peel Health Campus is returning to public hands and receiving a $152m upgrade for redevelopment and expansion of the hospital. The redevelopment and expansion plan will feature around 63 additional inpatient beds; 12 chemotherapy places; 20 mental health inpatient beds; one additional operating theatre; and at least 15 palliative care hospice beds.
In addition, more outpatient services, a new build of medical imaging services, and a 10-bed Mental Health Emergency Centre will be included, with the day procedure unit to be expanded and reconfigured, along with the emergency department.
Mandurah Common Ground is a major housing project that will deliver permanent, supportive housing for adults who have experienced chronic homelessness or are low income earners. The Department of Communities is leading the delivery of this project, to help address the issue of homelessness and social housing needs in WA.
Mandurah Common Ground will be located at 81-87A Allnutt Street, Mandurah, and will comprise up to 50 self-contained apartments with indoor and outdoor communal areas and on-site support services for residents.
The Mandurah Estuary Bridge project will construct an additional bridge next to the existing Mandurah Estuary Bridge. The bridge will provide an additional two lanes for traffic, and connect cyclists and pedestrians to the southern area of Mandurah. It will have the same configuration as the existing bridge.
With $110m in funding secured from the State and Commonwealth government, the project is expected to start construction in late 2023 and be completed by late 2024.
The $9.17 million Mandurah TAFE Hospitality and Tourism Training Centre training centre is reaching completion at Mandurah’s TAFE campus, which will vastly improve the Mandurah region’s capacity to train job-ready, highly skilled chefs, front of house staff and events management and tourism workers.
The City has received an application for a mixed-use development at the above-mentioned property, consisting of serviced apartments, offices, shops and a restaurant all over six storeys.
The proposed building also provides up to 38 car bays, secure bicycle parking and end of trip facilities, as well as servicing areas such as bin and loading areas within the site.
This proposal was approved by the Metro Outer Joint Development Assessment Panel at its meeting on 3 March 2022.
The City has received an application for a mixed-use development at the above-mentioned property, consisting of new buildings and the restoration of the existing heritage buildings on the site.
The proposed development also includes associated car parking and a full publicly accessible boardwalk with two floating docks for boats.
This proposal was approved with conditions by the Metro Outer Joint Development Assessment Panel at its meeting on 30 June 2022.
The City has received an application for a 4,259m2 mixed-use development on the corner of Mandurah Terrace and Cooper Street, comprising five storeys.