North Ballajura (Hepburn Ave East)

Considerations for the North Ballajura (Hepburn Ave East) Planning Investigation Area

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Key considerations of the North Ballajura (Hepburn Avenue – West) Planning Investigation Area include, but are not limited to:

  • Impacts, risks and management associated with Gnangara ground water resources (Priority 1 and 2 Source Protection Areas)
  • Proposed Perth-Darwin National Highway 
  • Potential East Wanneroo Rail Link (to be investigated as part of METRONET Stage 2).
  • Protection of significant environmental values including high value Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo and Redtail Cockatoo feeding habitats, vegetation with 10-30% remaining in Perth and Peel regions, conservation category wetlands and threatened ecological communities
  • Protection of Bush Forever areas
  • Bushfire risk 
  • Land tenure
  • Regional recreation needs analysis 
  • Land use transition/interface with regional open space areas.


  • A report into potential impacts to public drinking water source areas has been completed by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, including potential impacts from development of this PIA to the Gnangara underground water source
  • The Department continues to liaise with the Department of Communities regarding tenure arrangements for Cullacabardee reserve
  • A preliminary assessment of bushfire risk and the transition with vegetated land to the north and west has been completed
  • Assessment of the potential to integrate the PIA with proposed METRONET Stage 2 is ongoing 
Page last reviewed 15 July 2020
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