YANCHEP and Two Rocks residents are now able to access some local government services without leaving the area.
The City of Wanneroo has opened the Yanchep Two Rocks Access Centre (YTRAC) office above the Y.hub co-working space on Yanchep Beach Rd.
City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said while the official launch of YTRAC would be held early next year, city staff have already started working from the new premises.
Planning and building surveying services are available at YTRAC, allowing residents to submit applications or pose queries regarding development approvals in a face-to-face setting without having to drive to the Wanneroo administration centre.
Cr Roberts said the services would fit well with the activities provided by Yanchep Beach Joint Venture (YBJV) at the Y.hub.
Parks and conservation services team members are also based out of YTRAC.
The facility will allow for a range of other services such as rangers to operate in the Yanchep area, maintaining city facilities and delivering localised projects.
Cr Roberts, who will be holding regular ‘meet the Mayor’ meetings at the centre to hear from the community and discuss local issues, said it was important the city catered to the growing volume of new residents in Yanchep, Two Rocks and the surrounding areas, providing them with city services in a convenient location.
“From planning to youth services, we are committed to meeting the needs of the community,” she said.
“We also understand that people’s needs change depending on where they live.
“The City’s commitment to operating services from YTRAC is part of our place-based approach to meeting specific community needs and this will continue to evolve over the coming months and years.”
She said the city would be liaising with the community ahead of YTRAC’s official launch early next year to gauge the interest and demand for city services that could be offered via the space.
Residents will be encouraged to submit feedback via the city’s website during the consultation period.