North Bennett Springs (Marshall Rd)

Considerations for the North Bennett Springs (Marshall Rd)Planning Investigation Area

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Key considerations of the North Bennett Springs (Marshall Road) 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).
  • 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, resource enhancement wetlands and threatened ecological communities.
  • Integration with proposed Morley-Ellenbrook Rail Line/stations (METRONET Stage 1).
  • Protection of Bush Forever areas.
  • Bushfire risk.
  • Bennett Brook linear reserve.
  • Regional recreation needs analysis.
  • Land use transition/interface with regional open space areas.
  • Proposed regional sporting facility.


  • The Department continues to work closely with the METRONET taskforce to assess the progress of the planned Morley-Ellenbrook rail line.
  • A preliminary assessment of bushfire risk and the transition with vegetated land to the north has been undertaken. 
  • The Department is liaising with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries regarding sporting and recreation facilities in the sub-region.
Page last reviewed 15 July 2020
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