Reasons to Invest in Armadale

Our Economic Development Focus

Armadale’s Transformation is Well Underway.

Our City Centre is shaping up to become a strategic metropolitan destination of choice for people to invest, live, work, study and play. Major infrastructure projects unfolding now include the new Courthouse and Police Complex, the imminent railway extension to Byford, a brand new Armadale Train Station and a new state-of-the-art TAFE campus.

Business Investment Prospectus

The City of Armadale is working continually to support local small businesses and to encourage more investment and development into Armadale. The City has released its Business Investment Prospectus to support local area promotion and to advocate on behalf its community across State and Federal Government, key industry leaders, and other businesses to discuss the opportunities available for investment and relocation to the Armadale.


Led by an ambitious advocacy program in recent years and to support the local community and residents in the south metropolitan region, the City of Armadale secured State and Federal funding commitments to deliver major infrastructure projects. These projects include:

Construction of Orchard House



Armadale Road upgrade



Armadale Road bridge



Denny Avenue level crossing removal    



Courthouse & Police complex     



Western Power South Metropolitan Depot          



Armadale TAFE Campus


Under construction

New Armadale Train Station & elevated railway line (Byford Rail Extension)         

$600m (est.)

Underway 2023

Rapidly Growing Population

Population Forecast

The population growth of Armadale has exceeded state and national rates for almost 10 years. This has attracted both public and private investment into the region, resulting in improved amenities and infrastructure. Growth is predicted to continue for at least another 20 years. The population is expected to increase to over 150,000 by 2041. 

Strategic Metropolitan Centre

The Armadale city centre is a designated Strategic Metropolitan Centre in the State Government’s metropolitan plan Directions 2031 and beyond. The City is focusing on unlocking its full potential in the city centre, to provide a diversity of land uses and employment opportunities. This promotes economic development when it comes to investing in Armadale.

Strong Transport Linkages

Armadale is strategically located less than 30 minutes from Perth CBD, the domestic and international airports, major shipping ports and industrial areas in Fremantle, Rockingham and Kwinana. The City Centre also sits at the intersection of the Albany, Tonkin and South Western Highways including Armadale Road which is also easily accessible by major transport infrastructure including road and rail networks.

Workforce Diversity and Growth

Registered Businesses by Industry

The City of Armadale has a diverse workforce. Key employment industries include Health Care, Retail, Education, manufacturing and Construction. Its position as the strategic centre for the south eastern region means it is well placed to be a primary employment centre, which is further bolstered by changing demographics which has seen people from a diverse range of backgrounds, ages and life stages move into the community.

Semi-Rural Hills Lifestyle

As a modern city centre surrounded by scenic parks, hills and picturesque valleys, the City takes pride in its cultural heritage and unique community feel. The City’s semi-rural hills lifestyle is appealing to many. It provides an important pillar of investment attraction, with attracting a greater diversity of professional workers and businesses to the area.

Accessible and Affordable Commercial, Residential and Industrial Land

Industrial and Commercial Opportunities

Armadale is an affordable place to conduct business or establish a home. Unlike other areas which lack commercial and industrial land and limit the ability of local businesses to expand and for new investment to take place, Armadale has a diverse range of land available for residential, commercial and industrial development at competitive prices.


Median house prices in Armadale are below the greater Perth average, providing opportunities for affordable property close to Perth CBD.

Additionally, the City of Armadale is ready to increase its City Centre residential and office space to diversify land use in the form of mixed-use apartments and new office buildings to boost the local economy

Economic Development Strategy

The City’s Economic Development Strategy is designed to provide clear direction for business growth and job generation and will guide sustainable growth throughout the City. It is guided by its vision, to have a vibrant and sustainable economy that provides a diversity of jobs and investment opportunities. This vision builds on the City’s strengths and assets, and promotes the emerging opportunities for growth and development.

The Economic Development Framework focuses on three main objectives:

  1. Encourage infrastructure and investment 
  2. Promote and market Armadale
  3. Support businesses. 

Health Care and Social Assistance

Health Care Opportunities

With a rapidly growing population, comes increased demand for strong health care facilities. The City of Armadale has 260 businesses operating in the Health Care and Social Assistance industry, employing over 3,400 people. These range from hospitals to medical services, residential care services and child care services.

The Health Care and Social Assistance industry in the City of Armadale generated $470 million of output in 2020/21.


Strategic advantages:

  • An established hospital servicing the southeast regional areas.
  • A workforce with residents predominately employed in the health care and social assistance industry.
  • Second largest employer in Armadale generating over 3,400 jobs
  • A large number of young adults and families moving into the region requiring access to health care services. The population of those aged 25 to 49 is expected to increase by 37% by 2041.
  • An ageing cohort requiring medical care and facilities. By 2041, those aged 60 and over is expected to increase by 69% representing over 17.2% of the local population.

Medical and Health Precinct 

The City of Armadale has adopted a new Advocacy Priorities Strategy to actively continue attracting investment to the region, with a particular focus on the Armadale City Centre. The establishment of a new Health and Medical Precinct is one of the top advocacy priorities.

Fast population growth provides opportunities to address urgent health care needs, increasing health service requirements, and provision of preventative services to address health risks, such as chronic disease and mental health, by reducing the reliance on attending the Armadale Hospital.

The City is working to attract the development of an inner-city Medical and Health Precinct to support the nearby hospital, create jobs, unlock underutilised land, and to increase the capacity of the Health system.

Investment Industry Opportunities

Education and Training

As more families and children move into Armadale, the demand for education and training will continue to increase. The education and training industry experienced some of the largest growth in employment over the last five years with 34% increase in jobs.

By 2041, Armadale’s school-aged population is expected to increase by 11,470 (69%).

In 2020/21, the education and training industry in Armadale generated $308 million output.

Strategic advantages:

  • Growing population of children aged zero to eleven. The zero to four age group estimated to become the largest age cohort (5-year age group) by 2041 representing 8.3% of the population.
  • Over 15,000 primary and secondary students.
  • A number of primary and secondary educational facilities, including 24 primary schools and 12 high schools.
  • Over 8,000 tertiary and independent aged students.


  • A strong demand for tertiary education in the Armadale region.
  • Commercial opportunities for supporting businesses to the education and training industry.
  • Higher education development opportunities to service the growing youth population.

New Armadale TAFE Campus

A new $33.8 million inner-city TAFE campus is under construction for planned completion in 2025. 

Armadale has a high need for vocational training programs to provide pathways into long-term jobs. The construction of a purpose built state-of-the-art TAFE campus will boost student capacity, enhance training delivery, and be located within the Armadale City Centre.

This new major development assists in increasing inner-city density by generating construction jobs and accommodating over 500 students, approximately 50 FTEs on a daily basis upon completion. This density increase will directly support the local economy. The TAFE campus will provide an additional flow-on effect for indirect employment generated by supporting industries.


The Construction Industry has boomed in recent years with projects ranging from housing to commercial developments, sporting facilities, and schools.

Fuelled by recent population growth and government stimulus packages, the construction industry has generated $1,170 million in 2020/21.

The Construction Industry has the largest number of registered businesses in the City, representing 20% of local businesses.

The City of Armadale has a number of new and growing suburbs, including Piara Waters, Harrisdale, Haynes, and Hilbert, all of which are experiencing high demand for residential housing.

The City of Armadale’s highly professional and skilled building staff won the Local Government – Best Practice Award for Master’s Builders Association of Western’s Australia Housing Awards 2020.

Strategic advantages:

  • Rapidly increasing residential population, exceeding both state and national percentages.
  • A number of industrial parks with large and affordable tracts of industrial land.
  • Total building approvals for 2020/21 to the value of $568 million.


  • Residential development in fast growing suburbs of Piara Waters, Harrisdale, Haynes, and Hilbert.
  • Commercial development available in industrial areas of Forrestdale Business Park, Crossroads Industrial, Rowley Road Industrial Area, and South Armadale Industrial Area.


Page Last Reviewed 18 December 2023