The City of Stirling is collaborating with communities in activating streets and public spaces to create unique and dynamic local places

What is  'Placemaking'?

Placemaking is a collaborative approach to creating distinctive and ever evolving public spaces that enrich the lives of those who use them.

Placemaking reimagines public spaces as the heart of every community, in every city. It's a transformative approach that inspires people to create and improve their public places. Placemaking strengthens the connection between people and the places they share.

Refer to the Project for Public Spaces web site for more information. 


Placemaking ProjectsBeaufort Street Inglewood during Night Markets with on street parking.jpg

Scarborough Beach Road GRANTS

Here is everything eligible applicants need to apply for the Scarborough Beach Road Place Activation Grants. If you have any further queries or request hard copies, please contact City Planning on 9205 8382.

Scarborough Beach Road Place Activation Grant Guidelines

Scarborough Beach Road Place Activation Grant Application Form


Main Street and Scarborough Beach Road Placemaking Workshops 

In March 2016, the City of Stirling commissioned Village Well to design and run placemaking workshops for the section of Main Street between Eldorado and Cape Streets, and the section of Scarborough Beach Road between St Brigid's Terrace and Westview Street.


Village Well created a Place Activation Plan for each area, which is below. Importantly, a community network for each area has also established, and the Place Activation Plans are live documents able to be changed by the community groups where there is consensus amongst its members. The versions attached are the final drafts provided by Village Well.

Main Street Vision and Activation Plan 

Scarborough Beach Road Place Activation Plan


Beaufort Street

In early 2014, the City commenced its placemaking efforts with a series of placemaking workshops for Beaufort Street. These were part of the Beaufort Street Activity Corridor Study project and involved traders, residents and others. The workshops enabled community members to establish a vision and key priorities for activating the street, and resulted in the Beaufort Street Place Activation Plan.


Importantly, the Inglewood on Beaufort community network also emerged from these discussions. This network, comprised of traders and residents, and supported by the more established Beaufort Street Network in Mount Lawley/Highgate, has drawn on its considerable skills and connections to activate the street in the ways most important to them. Working with the City, the network has progressed the marking of on street parking bays along Beaufort Street (a huge priority for local traders) and has established the wonderful Inglewood Night Markets, an exciting mix of food, artisan stalls and entertainment held on Monday nights now in its second season.


Since 2014, the Beaufort Street community has formed a very supportive network from Mount Lawley town centre (Beaufort Street Network's heartland) up through the precinct around First and Second Avenue (site of the Mount Lawley Christmas Festival), and into the heart of Inglewood (home of Inglewood on Beaufort). Together with the City, these communities have brought public art, festivals, street furniture and better public spaces to the street. A huge amount more is planned for this year so watch this space!