Perth's Eastern Region

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Perth's Eastern Region is an area of Perth defined by the boundaries of five local governments: the Town of BassendeanCity of BayswaterCity of KalamundaShire of Mundaring and City of Swan. The region constitutes around one-third of Perth's metropolitan area encompassing a land area of 206,554 hectares and an estimated population of 338,971.

Perth's Eastern Region hosts Western Australia's major air, road and rail transport hub for movement of freight and passengers throughout Perth, intrastate, interstate and overseas. The region is considered the gateway to greater Perth, made possible by entering the region from the domestic and international airports or from the highways to the north and east.

Perth's Eastern Region has undergone rapid expansion and growth with major capital investments including intermodal freight terminal development, major airport and road redevelopment and education and health services investment. Increasingly, the inner city areas are becoming home to large national and international companies seeking office and commercial accommodation within close proximity of the CBD, key stakeholders and major transport routes. The major industrial areas of Malaga, Kewdale, Hazelmere, Forrestfield, Bayswater, Ashfield and Bassendean play key roles in transport, storage, manufacturing and logistics servicing the state's construction and resource sectors.

In addition to the specialist and industrial centres outlined above, a number of key activity centres in the region are identified for growth in the state's key planning framework Directions 2031 and Beyond. Morley and Midland are both identified as Strategic Metropolitan Centres providing a mix of retail, office, community, entertainment, residential and employment activities. Morley represents the only Strategic Metropolitan Centre not connected by a rail network. These centres perform a key role in delivering a range of services to nearby communities and play a vital role for allocation of future infill population. Forrestfield, Kalamunda, Mundaring, Ashfield, Bassendean and Maylands have been identified as the district centres that provide key local services, facilities and employment opportunities.

The Perth Airport redevelopment, Midland Health Campus, Gateway WA and NorthLink WA will provide new infrastructure to support future growth. The region's boundaries border both the CBD and rural areas. Spanning inner urban areas to outer metropolitan and urban fringe developments, this is a growing vibrant region.

Perth's Eastern Region represents an attractive destination for visitors and provides a high quality of life for residents. The region is home to a number of core assets including national parks; walking and cycling trails; numerous picturesque parks and reserves on the banks of the Swan River; an extensive range of heritage, culture and arts attractions including Guildford, which is one of the oldest settled areas in Western Australia; the popular Swan Valley; and boutique wineries in the Perth Hills. A range of community events and recreation facilities provide for community activity. Both the Swan Valley and Perth Hills have been identified as key attractors for the Greater Perth Metropolitan Area.

Investment and Opportunity

With a diverse regional economy, access to a skilled workforce and a range of leisure, lifestyle and living opportunities, Perth's Eastern Region is well positioned for continued strong growth and represents an attractive investment destination.

Further information on investment in the region can be found in Perth’s Eastern Region Investment and Opportunity.

Economic Profile

EMRC has access to REMPLAN with economic data for 111 industries and an economic impact modelling capability.

A summary of this information is available here.

Community Profile

An interactive online profile of Perth's Eastern Region provides accurate and easy to understand information drawn from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population and Housing. This information assists community organisations, businesses, industry and government agencies to understand, plan, develop and deliver products and services in Perth's Eastern Region.

View the community profile ( for Perth's Eastern Region online at:

The community profile also has a new component named, which allows users to map selected socio-demographic characteristics on thematic maps to show clusters of selected community characteristics. The software program produces maps and data that can easily be copied and pasted. can be accessed online at:

For further information please contact:

Wendy Harris - Chief Sustainability Officer
Phone: (08) 9424 2225