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 2016 - 2026 which was adopted by the Council on 5 July 2016.
The Strategic Community Plan
The Strategic Community Plan was first developed in 2013 through extensive community consultation and contains ambitious yet achievable objectives to shape the City's development over the next ten years and beyond. The Plan has six broad strategic themes:
  1. Liveable City and Thriving Neighbourhood's
  2. Sustainable Environment
  3. Engaged Communities
  4. Accessible and Connected City
  5. Prosperous City
  6. Making it Happen
In 2016 the City conducted a two-year strategic review of the Plan through consideration of resident priorities, trends and drivers impacting the City. Through this review four objectives were strengthened, and the previous measure statements were replaced with specific measures and targets. Progress against the objectives 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:
In keeping with legislative requirements the City will again consult with the community in 2017 and complete a major review of this Plan.

Corporate Business Plan

The Corporate Business Plan, together with the Strategic Community Plan forms the City's 'Plan for the Future'.

The Corporate Business Plan 2017/18 - 2020/21 was unanimously adopted by Council on 4 July 2017 and is a key Council document setting out in detail how we plan to serve our diverse community through efficient, responsive and sustainable services.

The plan is reviewed annually to reflect potential new opportunities and challenges that emerge, while delivering the City's long term vision to be the place where people choose to live, work, visit and invest. We are committed to working to deliver a sustainable and thriving City which engages the community and fosters prosperity. This plan sets out the initiatives and activities we will implement over the next four years. Progress on the Corporate Business Plan is monitored through a regular cycle of in-year reporting and in the City's Annual Report.

View Corporate Business Plan

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.
For more information, go to the Biodiversity page.

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.

For more information, go to the Coastal dunes and beaches page.

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.
For more information, go to the Bushlands page.

Economic and Tourism Development Strategy 2013 - 2023

The City has launched its Economic & Tourism Development Strategy 2013-2023 that sets out a bold vision for Stirling to attract investment, support local business and promote tourism. The community, local business, and local and state government representatives identified 10 key areas for opportunity, including:

  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Retail
  • Tourism
  • Residential
  • Mixed-Use Development
  • Community Aesthetic
  • Education
  • Small Business
  • Transport Infrastructure
  • Council will take a leadership role in planning for, regulating, advocating, facilitating and providing services to help foster growth in business and tourism based on the City's unique mix of opportunities and choices - the lifestyles; mix of cultures; proximity to the Perth CBD; transport; beaches, bushland and wetlands; facilities and services; options for recreation and leisure; high quality retail and commercial centres; restaurants, cinemas, tourist accommodation; and available industrial land.

For more information go to the Economic Development page.