Why Yanchep and Alkimos are fast becoming some of Perth’s most popular spots
“Alkimos will ultimately develop into a thriving community and activity centre with a central rail station. This will be the focal point for a range of facilities and services as well as the heart of the residential community”
Perth’s north coastal hamlets of Alkimos and Yanchep are fast becoming popular places to live, with considerable investment and infrastructure underway to meet the big jump in population forecast for the next 20 odd years.
“Yanchep City Centre has been identified as Perth’s next strategic metropolitan centre,” City of Wanneroo mayor Tracey Roberts said
“It not only provides a regional function for the northern part of City of Wanneroo, but also offers a lifestyle that makes you feel like you are nestled in the great Australian bush.
Yanchep, 56 kilometres north of the CBD, is renowned for its majestic national park and coastline, which includes the Yanchep Lagoon.
At the end of 2017, 10,000 people called Yanchep home. By 2041, the population is predicted to increase 312 per cent to 45,012, according to the City of Wanneroo – in stark contrast to just 2025 in 2001.
With a median sales price of $377,500, 131 homes were sold in Yanchep in 2017, according to Domain Group data.
Development of Yanchep into a residential community dates back to the mid-1990s, when the Tokyu Corporation, which originally purchased land in the Yanchep and Two Rocks area in 1974, set out the development vision for a major new city.
Jarrod Rendell, Capricorn Beach Estate project director, said Capricorn Village JV was formed in 2004 and the vision for a new seaside community at Yanchep was established – one that respected the mature Tuart trees, undulating coastal landform and embraced the beautiful beaches and unique lagoon.
“Capricorn Yanchep was rebranded Capricorn Beach Estate 18 months ago to better reflect its prime coastal location as it is the only estate in Yanchep that is located directly beside the ocean,” he said.
“Capricorn Beach Estate is now home to around 1600 families, with a resident population of around 4000 people.”
Mr Rendell said Yanchep was now the fastest growing suburb in Perth, with more people moving to the area because of improving lifestyle facilities.
“These lifestyle facilities include the recently opened $7 million Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club , the new $8.3 million Yanchep sporting complex as well as the recently opened state-of-art $57 million Yanchep Secondary School,” he said.
“Boasting historic buildings nestled on the shore of a lake amid coastal woodland and limestone caves, Yanchep offers something for everyone.”
LWP Property Group’s Vertex at Yanchep was officially launched in 2015, and upon completion will be home to 600 homes and approximately 1500 residents.
“With Yanchep having a long history as a family holiday destination for West Australians, Primewest and LWP Property Group wanted to create a place where buyers can live a healthy active lifestyle and retain that relaxed holiday feel,” Primewest development manager Matthew Pears said.
“It was also important a place was created where residents could enjoy this lifestyle, but have easy access to modern facilities and infrastructure.
“Yanchep has the old fashion holiday feel with all the modern facilities, so the lifestyle is exceptionally attractive.”
Named after the Greek ship Alkimos, which ran aground off Eglington Rocks in 1963, land in Alkimos was rural until 2011 and was only inhabited after this time.
As of the end of 2017, 8600 people called Alkimos home, 42 kilometres north of Perth within the north coastal corridor of Eglinton, Two Rocks and Yanchep.
According to Domain Group data, 115 homes were sold in Alkimos in 2017, with a median sales price of $390,000.
Population numbers are expected to increase in Alkimos by more than 10,000 people to 16,551 by 2021 and will rise by 270 per cent to 38,979 in 2041, according to the City of Wanneroo.
“Alkimos will ultimately develop into a thriving community and activity centre with a central rail station. This will be the focal point for a range of facilities and services as well as the heart of the residential community,” Ms Roberts said.
Three residential and mixed use developments are being developed in Alkimos, which include LWP’s Trinity Estate and Alkimos Beach, which is being developed by Lend Lease and LandCorp.
Alkimos Beach is a 224 hectare, six-star, green star master-planned coastal community, designed with a vision is to create a coastal community of global significance while striving toward carbon neutral living.
“Alkimos Beach has raised the benchmark for greenfield developments in Australia, with an emphasis on the creation of community through early activation, urban design excellence, innovation, and environmental sustainability,” Landcorp chief operating officer Frank Marra said.
“The vision to create ‘a master-planned coastal community of global significance that’s moving towards carbon-neutral living’ is becoming a reality, long before its scheduled completion in 2024.”
Article by: Lisa