Shire calls on major parties to put Serpentine Jarrahdale first this Federal Election

Published on Monday, 11 April 2022 at 8:49:04 AM

With 40 days until the Federal election, the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale is calling on major political parties to commit critical infrastructure funding to support WA’s fastest growing local government area.

 Shire President Cr Michelle Rich said latest population data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics* revealed Serpentine Jarrahdale was the fastest growing local government area in WA by percentage, and the sixth fastest nationally.

 “We have nearly two new families moving to our Shire every day. It is important to us that we look after our residents, and give them the job opportunities and quality of life they expect when moving to Serpentine Jarrahdale,” Cr Rich said.

 “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.”

 In the lead up to the Federal poll, Cr Rich said the Shire would continue to advocate for funding commitments to help deliver projects and initiatives to support the local community.

The Shire’s Federal Government Election Priorities and Requests are:




Thomas Road upgrades

$175 million for Thomas Road duplication and  Thomas Road/Tonkin Highway intersection upgrade

$145 million committed in 2022/23 Federal Budget towards a $290 million major upgrade of Thomas Road

Byford Metronet Rail extension 

Additional $100 million to elevate Byford train station

Still Advocating

West Mundijong Industrial Area

$47.5 million to improve local road connections to Tonkin Highway

Still Advocating

Community and sporting

$25 million to construct Stage 1B (netball)  and 1C (Regional BMX Facility) for the Keirnan Park Recreation and Sporting Precinct

Still Advocating

Improve local road safety

$18.8 million to upgrade Karnup, Hopeland and Nettleton roads


Still Advocating

Jarrahdale Trail Town

$16.4 million to implement priority recommendations of the Jarrahdale Trail Town Business Case

Still Advocating

“These priorities are part of the Shire’s long term planning and advocacy with the State and Federal governments.

“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,” Cr Rich said.

“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.”

View the Shire’s Federal Government Election Priorities and Requests.


*Date Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional population 2020-21 financial year.

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