What makes Yanchep and Two Rocks special?

Yanchep National Park, including its trees and koalas, is just one of the attractions in the Yanchep area. Picture: Anita McInnes

YANCHEP and Two Rocks residents are being encouraged to step forward and have their say with the City of Wanneroo keen to hear what residents feel makes their places special.

City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said pinpointing local priorities was imperative, and that the city’s Place Framework offered a new approach to doing this.

“As a city, we want to preserve an area’s sense of place,” she said.

“Our Place Framework outlines the importance of understanding what makes a place special and unique.

“From the blue waters of Yanchep Lagoon and The Spot to the koalas, kangaroos and towering trees at Yanchep National Park, Yanchep and Two Rocks are abundant in natural beauty.

“Covering such a large and diverse area, Wanneroo Council understands that the activities and services we offer should be specific and significant to the local community.

“We’re doing this by developing local area plans in close collaboration with local residents, business and other interested parties.”

Community engagement will finish on Sunday, March 31 and a local area plan for Yanchep and Two Rocks is expected to be finalised by June.

The Yanchep and Two Rocks local area plan will discover what makes Yanchep and Two Rocks distinctive and unique, cultivate an understanding of the services, facilities and programs that will meet the needs of residents and stakeholders and guide which services, facilities and programs are available into the future.

People can find out more information on the project and complete a survey online via wanneroo.wa.gov.au/yancheptworocks

The city is hosting four ‘open house’ activities for people to pop in, meet City of Wanneroo staff who work in Yanchep and Two Rocks and find out what’s already happening, and share their ideas for the area.

The open house activities will be at Yanchep Two Rocks Library on Thursday, February 21 and Thursday, February 28 from 3.30pm-7pm and at Yanchep Community Centre on Monday, March 11 from 3.30pm to 6.30pm and again on Monday,March 18 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

Cr Roberts encouraged as many community members as possible to have their say.

“This will ensure the local area plan for Yanchep and Two Rocks accurately reflects the views of the community and their vision for the future.”

She said the Yanchep Two Rocks local area plan would further complement the work conducted collaboratively between the city and placemaking consultancy RobertsDay on shaping the future of Yanchep Lagoon.

A three-day planning and design forum held in December provided community representatives and other stakeholders with a platform to voice their opinions and develop a suite of key considerations regarding the Yanchep Lagoon area.

“The Yanchep Lagoon masterplan, which will be presented to the council next month, will work in tandem with the wider local area plan, providing a clear and cohesive vision for this burgeoning hub in our city’s north.’’