The City of Stirling has initiated the Better Suburbs project to improve the suburbs of Balga, Dianella (north of Morley Drive), Nollamara, Mirrabooka and Westminster and parts of Balcatta, Hamersley, Tuart Hill and Yokine near Wanneroo Road and Morley Drive.

The City of Stirling is committed to delivering high quality urban places and spaces, where people choose to live, work, visit and invest. This includes safe and thriving neighbourhoods with a range of housing, employment, and recreational opportunities, whilst ensuring the City’s natural environment is protected.

The Better Suburbs project is guided by the vision and long-term planning directions of the City of Stirling's draft Local Planning Strategy, which aims to :

    • Focus investment, jobs and housing growth on corridors and centres​
    • Maintain residential areas of the City for family and larger households
    • Increase tree coverage
    • Improve the overall liveability of the City and
    • Ensure the City's natural environment is protected and enhanced.

The project will deliver a plan to encourage development of a range of housing types, improved open spaces and more tree coverage. It will also identify residential areas to be retained for family housing and opportunities for growth around centres and along transport corridors.

Winners of the Better Suburbs Have Your Say Survey that closed on 28 February 2017 are:

  • Casey Joseph, Nollamara
  • Abdulkadir Arik, Dianella
  • Anna Turner, Nollamara

Design / Vision Workshops

The City of Stirling organised the following design/vision workshops for your suburb as part of the Better Suburbs project. 

The workshops included a discussion session to create a 50-year vision for your area and prepare design options with the community to manage the key planning issues in your area. 


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 Outcomes of the workshop will be available for viewing online mid May 2017. 

Workshop Presentations

Vision and Design Workshop Presentation - Balga

Vision and Design Workshop Presentation - Dianella

Vision and Design Workshop Presentation - Nollamara and Westminister

Vision and Design Workshop Presentation - Mirrabooka

Vision and Design Workshop Presentation - Activity Corridor

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Write to us by sending your letter to:

Better Suburbs Project
City of Stirling
PO Box 1533
Osborne Park WA 6916