The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (map) area constitutes around one-third of Perth's metropolitan area encompassing a land area of about 2,100 square kilometres. Spanning inner urban areas to outer metropolitan and urban fringe developments, this area is one of Perth's fastest growing regions. The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council has six member Councils: Town of Bassendean, City of Bayswater, City of Belmont, City of Kalamunda, Shire of Mundaring and City of Swan.
Strategically located, 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 major industrial areas of Malaga, Welshpool, Kewdale, Hazelmere, Forrestfield, Bayswater and Bassendean play key roles in transport, storage, manufacturing and logistics servicing the state’s construction and resource sectors.
Perth’s Eastern Region is undergoing 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 City, key stakeholders and major transport routes.
The region has world class wineries, an abundance of heritage and cultural attractions and some of the State’s most beautiful national parks and walking trails all within 5 - 45 minutes of Perth’s CBD. The Swan River provides an iconic recreational and heritage precinct as well as supporting the renowned vineyards along its valley. Other major features include the Perth Hills wine region, Mundaring Weir and Lake Leschenaultia. 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.