The City of Stirling's Rights of Way Management Strategy sets out a framework for the management of rights of way and dedicated lanes. Laneways classified as Category 1, 2 and 3 ROWs will undergo improvement works, and laneways in Category 4 and 5 will eventually be closed or managed by the City as unimproved Crown rights of way.

The City's Rights of Way Management Strategy sets out a framework for the management of rights of way (ROWs) and dedicated lanes (that were formerly rights of way) located in its district.

Under the Strategy, the ROWs and dedicated lanes are classified into 5 categories based on certain characteristics:

CategoryDescription
Category 1 High strategic value – Traffic management and commercial
Category 2 Significant strategic value – Potential to reduce negative impacts of infill development
Category 3Medium strategic value – Heritage/streetscape benefit
Category 4Low strategic value – Minimal strategic benefit
Category 5 Special constraints

To find out the designated category of the ROW or lane abutting your property, please go to Stirling Maps on this website, locate your property on the map via the address search and tick the boxes next to "Right of Way" in the "Layers" menu on the left sidebar to show the ROW category and ROW number on the map. Interpret the colour shown for the ROW adjacent to your property by clicking on the Legend icon located in the menu bar at the top.

The works program to complete the sealing, drainage and lighting of Category 1, 2 and 3 ROWs and dedicated lanes over a 16 year period will be commencing in 2013. Indicative schedules for the upgrade works program: (i) Construction and Lighting or (ii) Lighting Retrofit only, are shown on the plans attached. The schedules will be reviewed from time to time by the City to reflect work priorities.

Properties abutting these laneways are expected to contribute financially to the cost of the upgrade works when they subdivide, develop or undergo major modifications under the requirements of the Development Contribution Plan for Rights of Way Improvement Works, which came into effect on 15 December 2015. The Development Contribution Plan can be found in Schedule 11A of Local Planning Scheme No. 3.  The  Development Contribution Plan ReportCost Apportionment Schedule and Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (regarding the Development Contribution Plan for Rights of Way Improvement Works) documents are available below, under the 'Rights of Way Management Strategy Information and Documents' section.

ROWs designated as Category 4 (having little or no strategic benefit) will be offered for closure and amalgamation into the abutting lands. Where closure is not possible, it is intended to convert these ROWs into Crown reserves to enable Council to perform basic periodic maintenance and upkeep.

ROWs designated as Category 5 (special constraints) which are not feasible to widen or overcome the constraints affecting are proposed to be dealt with similarly to Category 4 ROWs.

Proposed developments and subdivisions adjacent to a ROW are required to comply with the standards set out in the Local Planning Policy No. 6.5 'Developments Abutting Rights of Way'. Local Planning Policy No. 6.5, which was revised on 21 May 2013, aligns with the objectives of the Rights of Way Management Strategy and Development Contribution Plan for Rights of Way Improvement Works.  

For further information please contact the Rights of Way team in Engineering Design.

 

Rights of Way Management Strategy Information and Documents

  
  
  
  
Rights of Way Management Strategy.pdfRights of Way Management Strategy3155 KB 24/10/2012 11:36
Development Contribution Plan Report (March 2016).pdfDevelopment Contribution Plan Report (March 2016)198 KB 9/03/2016 9:16
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers - ROW DCP.pdfFrequently Asked Questions and Answers - ROW DCP33 KB 9/03/2016 9:16
Indicative ROW Lighting Retrofit Construction Schedule (March 2016) - Joondanna, Osborne Park and surrounds.pdfIndicative ROW Lighting Retrofit Construction Schedule (March 2016) - Joondanna, Osborne Park and surrounds237 KB 7/06/2016 15:09
Indicative ROW Lighting Retrofit Construction Schedule (March 2016) - Scarborough, Doubleview and surrounds.pdfIndicative ROW Lighting Retrofit Construction Schedule (March 2016) - Scarborough, Doubleview and surrounds313 KB 7/06/2016 15:09
Indicative ROW Upgrade Construction Schedule (March 2016) - Inglewood, Mt Lawley and surrounds.pdfIndicative ROW Upgrade Construction Schedule (March 2016) - Inglewood, Mt Lawley and surrounds256 KB 7/06/2016 15:09
Indicative ROW Upgrade Construction Schedule (March 2016) - Joondanna, Osborne Park and surrounds.pdfIndicative ROW Upgrade Construction Schedule (March 2016) - Joondanna, Osborne Park and surrounds234 KB 7/06/2016 15:09
Indicative ROW Upgrade Construction Schedule (March 2016) - Scarborough, Doubleview and surrounds.pdfIndicative ROW Upgrade Construction Schedule (March 2016) - Scarborough, Doubleview and surrounds325 KB 7/06/2016 15:09
Indicative ROW Lighting Retrofit Construction Schedule (March 2016) - Inglewood, Mt Lawley and surrounds.pdfIndicative ROW Lighting Retrofit Construction Schedule (March 2016) - Inglewood, Mt Lawley and surrounds254 KB 7/06/2016 15:09
Cost Apportionment Schedule (April 2017).pdfCost Apportionment Schedule (April 2017)23 KB 13/04/2017 12:44