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Strategic plans

The City of Stirling's strategic plans set the goals and direction for the City's future activities. The most important of these is the City's Strategic Community Plans 2013 - 2023 which was adopted by the Council in April 2013.


The Strategic Community Plan

The Strategic Community Plan is based on the most extensive community consultation excercise the City has undertaken to date and contains ambitious yet achievable objectives to shape the City's development over the next ten years. The Plan has six broad strategic themes:

  1. Liveable City and Thriving Neighbourhoods
  2. Sustainable Environment
  3. Engaged Communities
  4. Accessible and Connected City
  5. Prosperous City
  6. Making it Happen
Progress against the objectives in the Plan will be reported in the City's Annual Report.  Hard copies are available by contacting the Customer Contact Centre on
9205 8555 or download a copy below:


Developing the new Community Plan

The City of Stirling is in the process of developing a new Community Plan which will set out its vision, aspirations and goals for the next ten years and beyond.   The City aims to have the new Plan approved during 2012. 

The City will also develop a series of other plans to help deliver the vision and goals in the Community Plan detailed below:
  • A Corporate Business Plan setting out what the City will do over the next 4-5 years to achieve the Community Plan goals
  • A Long Term Financial Plan to map out how the City will fund its activities over the course of the Community Plan. 
  • An Asset Management Plan and Workforce Plan setting out how the City will use physical and human resources to deliver the goals in the Community Plan. 

These plans will be in place by July 2013. 

During 2012-13 the City will be reviewing its other plans and strategies and aligning these with the Community and Corporate Business Plans.  These plans will be added to this site as they are developed.  If you would like to know more please contact the City’s Coordinator of Strategic Planning via email on 


Biodiversity strategy

The City of Stirling’s Local Biodiversity Strategy is a framework for the assessment of all natural areas (bushlands, wetlands and coastal dunes) within the City, to determine their diversity of plants and animals.

Coastal strategy

The City of Stirling’s Coastal Report of 1984 and the Review of the Coastal Report 1996 are to be further reviewed following the adoption of the Perth Coastal Planning Strategy by the Department for Planning.
The revised coastal strategy will set the policy directions for the management of the coastal strip. It will define the principal conservation zones and public recreational areas, and provide guidelines for future improvements. It will also align the City’s policy directions with both state and regional coastal strategies, and provide the framework for local management plans in specific coastal sites.

Green Plan 2

Green Plan 2 is the City of Stirling’s strategy for the conservation of urban bushlands, emphasising the protection of smaller bushland remnants just as comprehensively as the larger bushlands. It also advocates the conservation of bushland in school and university grounds and private golf courses.
In addition to naturally occurring bushland, parklands, recreation reserves, road medians, coastal dunes and other wildlife movement corridors will be enhanced with local native and indigenous plants. This strengthens biological linkages within the area in terms of movement of insects, birds and animals, which in turn facilitates the transfer of pollen, seeds, fruits, nuts etc.
The conservation strategy involves weed eradication, pest and disease control, prevention of rubbish dumping, and prohibition of clearing, logging, burning and other forms of misuse. It also involves the restoring bushland either through natural processes or human assistance.

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