Midland Place includes the suburbs of Koongamia, Midland, Viveash and Woodbridge, the southern part of Middle Swan, and parts of Midvale and Bellevue.
Located 20 kilometres north-east of the Perth CBD, it is the gateway to regional Western Australia with the Great Eastern Highway, Great Northern Highway and the Midland passenger and freight rail lines all leading into Midland. The catchment area for Midland is far wider than the City of Swan and includes the Perth Hills, Chittering, Gingin, the Wheatbelt and the Avon Valley, giving it a large customer catchment and employee base. The area is an established mixed-use area, including industrial, commercial and residential land uses.
Settlement of the area dates from 1829, when the first land grant was made. The township of Midland grew around the railway station, quickly becoming the commercial and administrative centre of the City of Swan. Significant development occurred mostly in the post-war years, aided by construction of public housing in Koongamia in the 1950s and the development of Viveash in the 1960s.
Midland Place includes the Midland Redevelopment Area, a 256 hectare piece of land assigned for mixed-use development, including housing and apartments, cafes/restaurants, and retail shops. The redevelopment project is expected to inject more than $1.2 billion into the local economy over the next 20 years and create around 7,500 jobs. Major facilties include the State's largest police complex with a communications centre, forensics and traffic operations, a GP Super Clinic and a new 326 bed general hospital which is due to open in 2015.
The Midland Place area has a population of 11,861 and a total of 5,697 dwellings. More than 20 per cent of the population are aged less than 20 years, 51 per cent are aged between 20 and 54 years of age, 26.5 per cent are aged over 55 and of these 11 per cent are over 70 years of age. Almost 33 per cent of households are lone person and 55 per cent are family households of which more than 32 per cent are households with children.
Major features and attractions of the area include:
- Midland Railway Station
- Polytechnic West (Midland Campus);
- Midland Gate Shopping Centre;
- Centrepoint Shopping Centre;
- Midland Central
- Midland Railway Workshops;
- Swan Park Leisure Centre;
- Midland Sports Complex;
- Speed Dome;
- Swan Health Service;
- City of Swan offices;
- Woodbridge House
- Large brickworks;
- Numerous ovals and parks;
- John George Walk Trail; and
- a number of primary and secondary schools.
The Midland Place Plan 2010-2012 was endorsed in October 2010 and launched in February 2011 by the Mayor.
Midland Place Plan 2010-2012
Midland Place Plan 2010-2012 - Appendices