Joondalup is a self-sufficient city
Home to one of the biggest shopping centres in WA, a thriving Business Park, a major hospital, a university, the Western Australian Police Academy and an extensive public transport node, the Joondalup City Centre is uniquely placed to provide all the necessary services of a self-sufficient City.
With a train station, bus station and a free CAT bus service in the heart of the City Centre, travelling to Joondalup on public transport is very accessible.
The Joondalup Learning Precinct (JLP), located in the heart of the City, is made up of the three co-located education campuses of Edith Cowan University (ECU), West Coast Institute of Training and the WA Police Academy. The Joondalup Learning Precinct has more than 24,000 students enrolments and almost 1700 staff.
Mayor Pickard says, “the Learning Precinct has played a pivotal role in the City Centre blossoming into a regional commercial, cultural, residential and recreational capital for the north west corridor of Perth.”
Joondalup’s Sister City relationship with Jinan, China has played a pivotal role in promoting and successfully achieving economic, socio-cultural and environmental exchanges that have benefitted both Cities.
The productive partnership has encouraged many thousands of students from China to come to Joondalup to undertake study at ECU. These international visitors live and study in the Joondalup City Centre enjoying the many attractions and experiences available.
The educational institutions have expanded significantly over the years as have the many retail and commercial businesses and residential homes in and around the Joondalup City Centre.
The Joondalup Health Campus is undergoing a massive extension that will make it one of the biggest hospitals in WA. Once complete it will employ more than 3600 staff and will be able to better service the growing population of the north west corridor of Perth.
The Joondalup southern business park, known as The Quadrangle, is set for much commercial development with the Motor Industry Training Association (MITA) recently finishing the building of its new headquarters there. The new MITA facility will add a diverse training option in the City Centre for motor industry trainees and apprentices.
Having direct access to these major services, including the Joondalup Health Campus, means Joondalup can operate as a self-sufficient City with no need for residents to travel elsewhere for major health, education, tourism, retail, finance or professional services.
Many of the retail services also enjoy extended trading, which Mayor Pickard says has been an important step towards Joondalup’s growth and development.