Footpaths and roads

The City maintains over 1,000km of roads and over 900km of footpaths within the City of Stirling. Maintenance of roads is partly funded by municipal rates, with additional funding provided through federal and state government grants.

Functional road hierarchy

All public roads within the City of Stirling are classified under a Functional Road Hierarchy, which is a list of road categories ranked in order of transport function.

The major benefits of road classification are:

  • Providing orderly grouping of roads in a framework which governs the planning and implementation of construction and maintenance projects
  • Providing a sound basis for traffic route management, transport and land use for local area traffic management
  • Facilitating reviews so that appropriate actions taken to ensure functional and operational standards are met.

The following classification of roads is shown on the City's function road hierarchy plan. Further details for each catefory are shown on the City's function road hierarchy table.

Local Area Traffic Management (LATM)

Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) is a combination of physical measures aimed at slowing vehicle traffic on local roads, reducing the risk of crashes, changing driver behaviour and improving conditions for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists. 

Typical measures include horizontal displacement devices (slow points, chicanes, roundabouts), vertical displacement devices (speed humps, plateaus), and diversion devices (traffic movement restrictions, full or partial road closures). The type of treatment will vary depending on the actual problem and the characteristics of the site.

Requests for traffic management measures are assessed in accordance with Council's Traffic Management Warrants Policy. This policy takes into account a range of safety and amenity factors including:

  • Traffic volumes
  • Travel speeds
  • Crash history
  • Road geometry (bends and crests)
  • Vulnerable road users (school children or elderly residents)
  • Proximity to major activity generators (schools, shops)
  • Percentage of heavy vehicles and peak hour traffic.

The policy ensures that funding is allocated to the highest priority locations that lead to identifiable safety improvements.

The City also has education programs aimed at road user behaviour. For more information, please refer to the road safety page.


The City currently maintains a footpath network stretching over 900km. The construction and maintenance of footpaths is part of the City’s strategic initiative of creating an accessible and connected City.

Footpaths result in improved accessibility for:

  • Children
  • People with prams
  • Members of the community with a disability
  • Pedestrians
  • Cyclists
  • Public transport users.

To report an issue with a footpath, please phone our Customer Contact Centre or lodge a request online.  

Reporting a road issue

All primary roads are the responsibility of Main Roads WA. These include:

  • Mitchell Freeway
  • Wanneroo Road
  • Karrinyup Road (east of West Coast Highway)
  • Morley Drive
  • Stephenson Avenue
  • Marmion Avenue
  • West Coast Highway
  • Reid Highway.

To report an issue with a primary road, please contact Main Roads WA.

Annual public works program

The City of Stirling constructs, maintains and improves facilities and services within the road reserve to improve safety, ease of access and aesthetics in our community.

You can now find out about road works planned or currently taking place in their area. Please note that this information is indicative only.


Notify the City of proposed works

The City of Stirling needs to be made aware of:

  • Any proposed works which affect the City’s residents and businesses
  • Works which require traffic management or involve interference with the City’s roads and assets.

To notify the City of proposed works, please email and provide your full name, address, daytime contact number. The City will then provide you with login details to your eLodgement account.

Once you have received login details from the City, click the link below to sign in and apply fo a Site Access Authority Permit.

Traffic Management Guidelines can be found here.

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