Projects that will Transform Mandurah

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.

These projects all form part of the plan to Transform Mandurah.

City projects

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.

City Centre Master Plan and Parking Plan | Mandurah Matters

As part of the Mandurah Waterfront redevelopment project, significant community engagement has been undertaken by the City to help shape the vision for both the Eastern and Western Foreshore Reserves.  Community feedback identified the commercial site on the Western Foreshore as a high priority for change. The community also provided feedback indicating they believe the site is currently underutilised for the prime location, with a preference for the existing activity to be replaced with a more contemporary destination attraction.

The current tenant, Kings Carnival, has held a series of uninterrupted exclusive leases over the waterfront site on the Western Foreshore since 1999. Now that the new destination skate park and playground has been delivered as part of the waterfront redevelopment works, and in order to award a long-term lease over the site, the City conducted a transparent and thorough Expression of Interest (EOI) process in the open market to seek suitable, long-term proposals for the site. The City was open to considering a vast array of ideas for this site, with a detailed selection and assessment criteria developed to guide proposals that included;

  • Responsiveness to Site - the Western Foreshore is a landmark site and has significant community value. The design and scale of the development should look to maximise view corridors, connect to the waterfront, adjacent play space, and war memorial and maximise retention of existing vegetation.
  • Community Benefit – the site is designated as Regional Open Space meaning any commercialisation of the site must demonstrate its broad community benefits including accessibility and cultural appreciation.
  • Economic Impact – any development on the Western Foreshore must demonstrate the ability to add to the current local economy including its ability to attract additional visitation and the estimated number of new jobs that will be created both during and post construction.
  • Financial Commitments – the proposal must outline the level of investment proposed, any support required from the City of Mandurah and the financial sustainability of the business operations.

Following the extensive local, national, and international EOI process, Council selected its preferred proponent in November 2023, whose proposal best met the City’s criteria (above). The City is currently working with the preferred proponent on the details of their proposal and anticipates that a formal announcement on the project will be made in April/May 2024.

Please note that the proposal for the Western Foreshore Commercial Site is in its inception only and no information has yet been released as to what the proposal entails, however the City is committed to engaging with the community in the coming months when further information will be available. The community will have an opportunity to provide feedback through several Local and State Government advertising periods.

If you would like to be notified when the community engagement period opens, please register your interest with the City by emailing

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.

The City has appointed a consultant to undertake engagement and planning for a range of trail development works, including a concept plan for a trail South of Halls Head, a signage guide for the City, a Master Plan for a trail around the Estuary, and signage and mapping for paddling trails (with planning and procurement works for an all abilities paddle launch site already underway).

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.

News - Dawesville Community Centre one step closer
The Transform Mandurah Economic Opportunities Report identified eight opportunities to help transform Mandurah’s economy, including Opportunity 3 - Build the nation’s aged-care workforce of the future. The City of Mandurah in partnership with the Peel Development Commission, engaged Faircloth McNair and Associates to undertake a needs analysis and feasibility study into a potential WA Aged Care Training Centre of Excellence. Both reports are complete and can be found here. The project has since been renamed to the Aged Care Training and Workforce Centre of Innovation.

State and Federal Government projects

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.

Lakelands Station | METRONET

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.

Media Statement - McGowan Labor Government’s new future for Peel Health Campus

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.

Mandurah Common Ground | Mandurah Matters

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.

Mandurah Estuary Bridge Duplication -

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.

New investment for Mandurah TAFE hospitality and tourism training centre | TDA

Private sector investment projects

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.

  • Restaurant – 678m2 split across two levels;
  • Office – 1,258m2 split across six office tenancies;
  • Shop – 431m2 fronting Smart Street which can be split into multiple tenancies; and,
  • Serviced Apartments – 29 apartments for short stay, some of which can be utilised as “dual key” and “triple key” units.

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.

Proposed Mixed-Use Development - 25-27 Mandurah Terrace & 8-10 Smart Street | Mandurah Matters

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.

  • Restoration and conversion of the existing Barn into a Small Bar;
  • Restoration and conversion of the existing Homestead into a multipurpose building – museum, meeting rooms, food and beverage functions and corporate functions;
  • Proposed new building to wrap around the existing Workers Cottage to be used as a Café/Restaurant and Function Centre;
  • Restoration of the existing Workers Cottage to be used in conjunction with the Café/Restaurant and/or Function Centre; and
  • Alfresco areas and outdoor seating to be utilised in conjunction with the proposed buildings.

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.

Proposed Development - Sutton Farm - 15 Apollo Place, Halls Head | Mandurah Matters

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.

  • Cafes/Restaurants on the ground floor;
  • Commercial tenancies on the first floor;
  • 27 residential apartments on the upper levels; and
  • Associated parking and services.
Proposed Mixed Use Development - Lot 100, 62-63 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah | Mandurah Matters

In line with the eight Transform Mandurah opportunities, the City has a number of key land assets throughout Mandurah that have been identified for City Growth or Investment opportunities. If you are seeking to invest in Mandurah and are looking for a suitable location, check out the City's Property Strategy or Property Strategy - Land Asset Portfolio Summary for more information, or get in touch with the Transform Mandurah team via email or call 08 9550 3777.

View Property Strategy   View Property Strategy - Land Asset Portfolio Summary

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