In 2015 the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) released a range of planning documents that anticipate that the Peel Region population will more than double from 523,400 people in 2011 to 1.2 million by 2050. A significant portion of this growth is expected to be accommodated within the Shire of Murray, which will increase the current population from around 18,000 people to an estimated population of 164,256. As the main town for the Shire of Murray, it is anticipated that Pinjarra will need to accommodate a significant portion of this projected population growth.
A long term plan is needed to ensure that continued population growth of the Town Centre is managed in a way that improves business, employment, education, housing and lifestyle opportunities for the community, whilst also protecting the highly valued riverine, ‘country’ feel and heritage of Pinjarra.
Informed through extensive consultation with the community, State Government agencies and other key stakeholders the Shire has prepared the Pinjarra Town Centre Revitalisation Strategy & Activity Centre Plan which was endorsed by Council in June 2017. The Strategy Key outcomes sought under the Strategy are:
The Strategy is currently under assessment by the Department of Planning and awaiting determination by the Western Australian Planning Commission.