The City of Stirling aims to improve the ability of local centres to provide accessible services and employment through our Local Centres Urban Design Improvement Program and funding for the Small Business Centre Stirling. Find out more about the upgrades.

Local Centres Urban Design Improvement Program

The Local Centres Urban Design Improvement Program has been implemented by the City of Stirling since 18 July 2000, and is periodically reviewed.

The primary objective of the program is increasing the capacity of local centres to provide accessible local services, local employment and a community focus by improving:

  • Appearance, streetscape and image 
  • Layout and operations
  • Accessibility
  • Other key areas.

The City adopts an inclusive process in its design studies, involving both property owners and the local community. The success of projects to date can largely be attributed to this partnership approach.

The City has undertaken a number of projects to date including:

  • Flora Terrace in North Beach
  • Nollamara Shopping Centre
  • Morris Place Shopping Centre in Innaloo.

A review of the program in May 2009 has led to a revised approach, where the City focuses facilitating centre improvements where landowners and stakeholders are keen and willing parties.

This reflects the relatively few opportunities remaining for the City to implement works on its land, and the need to focus on other areas in centre improvements. Some centres may still be considered for urban design studies, if significant scope exists for the City to implement works on its land holdings.

For further information please contact City Planning.