In 2016, the City of Stirling in conjunction with Village Well, prepared a Vision & Activation Strategy for the Main Street centre. In preparing the Strategy it was identified that the potential success of the centre is impeded by the poor urban design context in which the existing buildings have been developed.

The Main Street centre in Osborne Park is a cultural hub within the City consisting of a range of commercial premises, cafes, restaurants and community facilities. The poor urban design of the centre, with large setbacks to buildings dominated by parking in front, and the design of Main Street and cross streets enables traffic to speed through the centre with poor amenity for pedestrians.

Recently members of the community asked the Council to undertake and urban design study to identify how Main Street can be designed to become more people friendly. The Urban Design Study includes three rounds of informal consultation (Vision Workshop, Design Workshop, and Open Day).  On 9 December 2017 the City of Stirling held a Vision Workshop to develop a new vision for the future of the Main Street Centre and its surrounds in Osborne Park.


The community input from a survey and the Vision Workshop has provided valuable information on ways to improve the Main Street precinct. A copy of the Vision Workshop presentation and consultation report is available below.  

To build on the work undertaken so far the City of Stirling is holding a Design Workshop (see details below) to consider design options for the Main Street Centre and its surrounds that have been developed from the outcomes of the Vision Workshop.  The design options will further inform the direction of the urban design study, which seeks to enable the Main Street Centre and its surrounds to transform over the next 35 years. 

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1.     Vision Workshop - Saturday 9 December 2017 

The Vision Workshop provided a summary of planning to date and enabled discussion on the key issues and opportunities for the precinct.

The Vision Workshop presentation and consultation report is available below:

Community Consultation Report - Vision Workshop Main St

2.     Design Workshop - to be held on Saturday, 5 May 2018 at 10.00am to 1.00pm

         Osborne Activity Centre, 11 Royal Street, Osborne Park

The Design Workshop will provide an opportunity to 'drill down' to specific details, and enable consideration of concept plans which will present options for parking and urban design requirements. Should you wish to attend this workshop if you could please RSVP to by Friday, 27 April 2018.

3.     Community Open Day - to be held middle of 2018 (to be advised)

The Community Open Day will enable interested members of the community to walk around and view a series of plans at their leisure. No presentations will be made at this Open Day, however, City of Stirling staff will be on hand to answer any questions.

Should you require any further information please contact the City Planning business unit on (08) 9205 8555.