Federal Government Election: Priorities and requests

I am pleased to present the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale’s Federal Government Election: priorities and requests.

As WA’s second fastest growing local government, we have almost two new families move to our Shire every day.

By 2050, Serpentine Jarrahdale will have grown from a Shire with a current population of over 30,000 people, to a vibrant rural City with a
population of more than 110,000 people.

It is important to us that we look after our residents, and give them the quality of life they expect when moving to Serpentine Jarrahdale.

Our population growth rate has meant that even with our normal revenue streams and developer contributions, we will not be able to deliver the infrastructure our community needs.

As Australia continues to rebuild its economy from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Shire has identified key projects and initiatives that will support local jobs and deliver against the areas of:
• Road infrastructure
• Rail infrastructure
• Community and sporting facilities
• Local tourism
• Employment and enterprise growth
• Education and career pathways for young people

We believe the projects and initiatives identified for Federal Government funding will help the growth and prosperity of our local community, the Peel region and Western Australia.

These projects and initiatives have also been developed through community engagement and strategic long-term planning, and are identified within our Corporate Business Plan 2021 – 2025.

Through partnerships, we can make these critical projects a reality and deliver social, environmental and economic benefits for our local community, the Peel region and WA.

We hope we have your support.

Cr Michelle Rich

Shire President


Document: Federal Government Election: priorities and requests

Map: Federal Government Election: priorities and requests

Priorities and requests ​

Thomas Road upgrades $175 million
  • $90 million for the duplication of
    Thomas Road between Tonkin Highway and South Western Highway

  • $85 million to deliver ultimate intersection outcome for Thomas Road/Tonkin Highway
Still Advocating 
West Mundijong Industrial Area $47.5 million To improve transport connections to the West Mundijong Industrial Area Still Advocating 
Improve local road safety $18.8 million To upgrade Karnup, Hopeland and Nettleton roads Still Advocating 
Byford Metronet Rail extension  Additional $100 million  To achieve elevated rail and station in the Byford Town Centre as part of the Byford Metronet Rail Extension project  Still Advocating 
Community and  sporting
$15.4 million

To construct Stage 1B and 1C

  • $6.2m for Stage 1B: Netball Courts

  • $9.2m for Stage 1C: Regional BMX Facility
Still Advocating 
Jarrahdale Trail Town $16.4 million  To implement priority recommendations of the Jarrahdale Trail Town Business Case Still Advocating