Alkimos Regional Open Space

Project Justification

The City of Wanneroo is one of the fastest and largest growing local government areas in WA. The majority of growth is occurring in the northern coastal growth corridor (which includes the suburbs of Butler, Alkimos, Eglington, Yanchep and Two Rocks) with Perth’s next major Strategic Metropolitan Centre at Yanchep currently under development.

There are currently 82,000 residents living in the northern coastal corridor. By 2026 the population in these suburbs is forecast to increase to more than 138,000 and expected to grow by a further 50,000 residents in the following decade. Based on these population figures, the following number of regional open space facilities will be required:
  • Today - one 
  • By 2038 - three
  • By 2070 - seven

In particular, the Alkimos area is experiencing rapid growth, and there is currently no active Regional Open Space from Tamala Park to Two Rocks. The only active regional open spaces located in the North-West Sub-Region are in Kingsway and Joondalup.  Over 1.5 million people frequent these two venues every year, (about 4,100 patrons per day). This number could potentially increase to 6,300 by 2036 (as population growth continues and if no additional facilities are provided). Both venues are currently close to maximum capacity and will not cater for this increase.

Funding Breakdown

2 football ovals (AFL/cricket) and 32 netball courts


4 full soccer fields and athletics track


soccer/ diamond sports


4 rugby fields and 8 touch-rugby fields


3 baseball/ softball diamonds


Criterium track and amenities building


Project Benefits

The City of Wanneroo has identified an urgent need for a regional-level open space in the Northern Corridor of the City – specifically the suburb of Alkimos. Alkimos is one of the state’s fastest growing suburbs, with an anticipated population growth of more than 270 per cent by 2041. The current open space provision will soon be grossly inadequate for the community’s needs.

The facility will be highly utilised by the immediate surrounding residents and the wider metropolitan area. This will provide an array of social, health and economic benefits to the individuals living in Alkimos and the broader region as a whole, including;

  • Enhanced social inclusion and cohesion
  • Improved liveability 
  • Encouraging physical activity, enhanced mental and physical health and wellbeing 
  • Environmental benefits of providing shade and cooling, contributing to stormwater management and urban heat abatement
  • Economic benefits, including increased regional event attraction.

Parks and active open spaces are a major drawcard for recreation and tourism and significant sources of employment for local communities. Events and competition days attract participants and spectators beyond the district and this has significant flow on economic benefits.

How many estimated jobs will the project create?
  • Construction: 301 full-time jobs
  • Ongoing: 5 direct, 15 indirect

Contact Details

City of Wanneroo CEO, Dan Simms
Phone: 08 9409 5000
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