Petition status

This page contains the details for current hard-copy and ePetitions lodged with the City of Stirling.

2020

Objection to Tree Planting at Avocado Bangalay Reserve, Dianella.

Date tabled at Council

11 August 2020

Petition title

Objection to Tree Planting at Avocado Bangalay Reserve, Dianella

Verified signatures27
Responsible business unitParks and Sustainability
Petition request

“We the undersigned wish to register our objection to the proposed tree planting around the Avocado/ Bangalay Reserve as we already have over 100 trees in and around the park and reserve.”

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 13 August 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 1214590).

As a result of the petition, it was decided to postpone the 2020 planting season on the verges adjacent to the petitioners. The lead petitioner and Ward Councillors have been informed of this decision.  The community planting event was subsequently cancelled.  The remaining tree planting was completed by contractors in August 2020.  

Request to Save Heritage Homes at House Numbers 690 and 692, Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley

Date tabled at Council

11 August 2020

Petition title

Request to Save Heritage Homes at House Numbers 690 and 692, Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley

Verified signatures259
Responsible business unitDevelopment Services
Petition request

“The Mount Lawley Society and our local community oppose the demolition of House Numbers 690 and 692, Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley. These stunning heritage properties are in excellent condition and have been part of our streetscape and character of Beaufort Street since 1903, when House Number 690 was built for the Schruth family. Number 692 was built in 1915 for the Cohen family. Both families are part of Perth and Mount Lawley history and both homes are excellent examples of the Federation style. Even though House Number 692 has been ‘updated’ at some stage, the Federation bones are still very much intact. The properties are in a Heritage Protection Area in Mount Lawley and the Beaufort Street Plan which aims to protect and conserve quality heritage and character properties. This includes commercial properties which fall under the Beaufort Street Local Development Plan – a statutory document for the local area. The Heritage Protection Design Guidelines Policy 3.1 calls for protection and retention of quality significant character heritage homes in the area dating back pre 1950s. The proposed applications do not meet the LDP objectives or the Heritage Protection Guidelines."

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 6 August 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 12149714).

Request for Dogs on Leads within the Wetlands of Princeton Private Estate, Stirling

Date tabled at Council

11 August 2020

Petition title

Request for Dogs on Leads within the Wetlands of Princeton Private Estate, Stirling

Verified signatures118
Responsible business unitCommunity Safety
Petition request

“We, the undersigned, do respectfully request that the Council change local laws to make it mandatory for dogs to be kept on leads in the park and wetland areas in Princeton Private Estate, Stirling, and that sign posts are put in place advising of this. Some of the issues that have been experienced with uncontrolled dogs off the lead are as follows:-

  • The killing and attacking of bird life around the lakes and parklands, including chicks in the spring.
  • The harassment of local people, children and families trying to enjoy the open areas.
  • The harassment of children using the play equipment.
  • Dogs fouling the paths/ gardens when out of sight of their owner when off the lead, meaning faeces are left behind as a health hazard to children in particular.
  • Dog fights between uncontrolled dogs.
  • Damage to flower beds while off the lead.

It is recognised and appreciated that there are many responsible dog owners who keep their dogs under control, and that these people want to enjoy walking their dog on a lead around the Princeton Estate parks and wetlands. This petition in no way intends to diminish that ability, nor would it want to. Invariably these responsible owners keep their dogs on a lead currently and enjoy using the open areas. As an area used by so many families and home to so much wildlife, it is hoped to make this area safer and more pleasant for all users.”

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 4 August 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 12142806).

Request for Additional Consultation for the Careniup Wetlands Reserve Management Plan

Date tabled at Council

28 July 2020

Petition title

Request for Additional Consultation for the Careniup Wetlands Reserve Management Plan

Verified signatures140
Responsible business unitParks and Sustainability
Petition request

We, the undersigned, do respectfully request that the City of Stirling Council:-

Hold over the Careniup Wetlands Management Plan for additional consultation as requested by ratepayers as those undersigned object to the current plan for the following reasons:-

  • Consultation with all residents – located on all sides of Careniup Reserve to ensure all local ratepayers have a say and agree on the management plan going forward for future generations.
  • No bridges on the site – unnecessary as is a disturbance of flora and fauna and will encourage poor human behaviour which will upset the environmental balance and have safety issues.
  • No added concrete paths – one perimeter path is all that is required to facilitate the community and too many reduces recreation space.
  • Restore bollard lights – that comply with Australian standards (not pole top, wildlife friendly) along the path from the bus stop, western side to improve safety and security.
  • No toilet block – as it will encourage undesirables to this small local park and there are other blocks in close proximity to this site.
  • Water fountain – should be on daily for the community local and visitors, at least six hours per day: as water aeration assisting water quality with less stagnation and mosquito numbers.
  • Secret Garden entrance parking area – Bitumen and lines in existing parking area to denote parking spaces, less mud and controls the number of people driving to this local reserve.
  • No parking on road and verge signs – are needed in the immediate area on Residential side of the road – including along Warrener Gardens and all adjacent side roads and the length of Careniup Avenue.”
Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 31 July 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 12138059).

The Parks and Services Business Unit wrote to the lead petitioner on 14 August 2020 to advise that an Elected Member workshop had been scheduled to discuss the Careniup Wetlands Management Plan. Following this workshop a report will be presented to a Community and Resources Committee meeting.

Request to Recommend Refusal of DA/19/2040 - House Number 331, West Coast Drive, Trigg

Date tabled at Council

28 July 2020

Petition title

Request to Recommend Refusal of DA/19/2040 - House Number 331, West Coast Drive, Trigg

Verified signatures524
Responsible business unitDevelopment Services
Petition request

“We, the undersigned, do respectfully request that the City of Stirling and the Development Assessment Panel Members: Recommend refusal as the community and those undersigned object to the development as this proposal is not compliant with the Design WA Local Planning Scheme and policies especially bulk and scale and for the existing streetscape and amenity of the area and has no regard to State Government Heritage guidelines as the property is over 50 years old and significantly historically of which is very limited the coastal areas of Perth and should be valued.

Trigg Island Store – Article from West Australian (Perth, WA: 1879 – 1954) Saturday 10 November 1951 p.16 Advertising – Mr J Goodram’s corner store

Non-official post office Article from West Australian dated 23 October 1952 states – New PO: A will be opened on November 1, in Mr J Goodram’s store, West Coast Highway, Trigg

Polling places, Article from West Australian dated 4 November 1953, Perth Road Board. Other polling places, Post Office Store, Trigg, cnr. Bennion Street and West Coast Hwy.

Doug Clegg’s Bait and Tackle Shop (1970s) Trigg Island Store

Luna mare Patisserie / café late 1990s

Bennion Street Café – April 2003 to 2009

Yelo café started in 2009 and in current 2020”

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 31 July 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 12138244).

The Development Serivces Business Unit wrote to the lead petitioner on 7 August 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 12144708) advising that the Metro Inner-North Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) refused the development at its meeting held Monday 13 July 2020.  The minutes of the meeting, which include the recommendation detailing the reasons for refusal, are available to view on the JDAP website here.  The applicant has lodged an application for review of the JDAP decision to the State Administrative Tribunal.  The City is not the 'respondent' or the 'applicant' in this review; the City's role is to provide advice as the Responsible Authority of the DAP application.  The respondent is the Presiding Member of the JDAP, and the applicant is MW Investments No. 9 Pty Ltd.  The lead petitioner was also advised that Council will be considering a framework for management of its Heritage List and Local Heritage Surevy in the near future.  Following the endorsement of a framework, the City may be able to include a place record for the Yelo Site Cafe.  The City will consult with the property owner on the findings and recommendation of the place record.  

Objection to Location of Laurie Strutt Reserve Community Garden

Date tabled at Council

23 June 2020

Petition title

Objection to Location of Laurie Strutt Reserve Community Garden

Verified signatures50
Responsible business unitParks and Sustainability
Petition request

"We, the undersigned, are local residents living in close proximity to Laurie Strutt Reserve.

We wish to register our objection to the establishment of a 'community garden' in Laurie Strutt Reserve.

We support the idea of a 'community garden' per se, but definitely not in Laurie Strutt Reserve.

We are very confident there are other more suitable locations in the Coastal Ward."

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 23 June 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 12105236).

The Parks and Sustainability Business Unit wrote to the lead petitioner on 1 July 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 12111229) outlining that the petition and concerns of the community will be addressed in a report to be presented to Council regarding the outcomes of the consultation of the proposed community garden.

The Community and Resources Committee considered the outcomes of the Coastal Community Garden Consultation at its meeting held 18 August 2020, and at its meeting held 25 August 2020, Council resolved (Council resolution number 0820/026) as follows:-

  1. That Council DOES NOT ENDORSE the establishment of the proposed Coastal Community Garden at Laurie Strutt Reserve.
  2. That the City INVESTIGATES the potential for other sites for the Coastal Community Garden within the Watermans Bay, North Beach and Trigg area and, should a suitable site be found, a further report be presented to Council.

The full report, including the outcomes of the consultation, is contained within the minutes of the meeting, and is available to view on the City's website here.

Request to close James Street, North Beach at the Intersection of Hope Street, North Beach

Date tabled at Council

23 June 2020

Petition title

Request to close James Street, North Beach at the Intersection of Hope Street, North Beach

Verified signatures23
Responsible business unitEngineering Services
Petition request

“There are many reasons why I am requesting for the end of our road to be permanently closed off. Our street is very busy and a thoroughfare for many cars. Majority of the cars that come up and down our street are driving way too fast and it is very dangerous for our children. About five years ago, my mother in law was babysitting our two young kids. Her car was parked on our verge (as we have no driveway- split block) and a car came speeding around the corner, lost control and smashed into my mother in laws car. Then they just drove off and my parents in law had to pay for the damage. There are many children that live and play along our street. I have two girls aged 6 years and 8 years. From the bottom of James Street to the intersection at George Street, there are 18 primary school aged children that live on our road. It is an accident waiting to happen. Also, a large number of young children that walk and ride to school cross at the bottom of our road where James Street turns into Hope Street. This is a very dangerous blind corner. When I walk my children to school every morning, I can hardly see down Hope Street to cross because of several large trees on the verge. Also, we have witnessed many cars come through the round about at the bottom of Malcolm/ Hope Street and speed up towards our corner crossing. Sometimes they loose control and end up on my neighbours verge, or they do burn outs and speed up our street causing havoc. Our road should be used by the people that live on it, not as a constant thoroughfare for everyone. Please accept and consider my request seriously.”

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 17 June 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 12104593).

The Engineering Services Business Unit wrote to the lead petitioner on 8 July 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 12118095) advising that an assessment has been undertaken under the City's Traffic Management Warrants Policy.  This Policy uses a number of data sets to assess the need for traffic management on a City wide basis.  Officers assessed James Street against the Policy and the closure of James Street could not be supported at this stage.  

This petition is now considered closed.

Cloth Nappy Initiative

Date tabled at Council

12 May 2020

Petition title

Cloth Nappy Initiative

Verified signatures289
Responsible business unitParks and Sustainability
Petition request“Climate change and sustainability are big issues in our local and global community. As our population grows, so does our waste. The City of Stirling has a large number of children, particularly children under the age of two. Almost all of those children use nappies. On average a child goes through 6-8 nappies a day. Newborns go through even more. On average, a child goes through 3000 nappies a year. Cloth nappies have made a recent resurgence. They are sustainable and given they can be used for the entirety of a child’s nappy time until toilet training, they are cheaper in the long run. They can also be used for multiple children. However the start up costs, along with a lack of education and knowledge about it how they work, puts a number of people off. Modern cloth nappies (MCNs) generally cost between $8 and $35 per nappy. When it’s recommended that you have at least 24 nappies for full time use, that can be quite expensive. Particularly when all the other costs of a pram, cot, clothing etc. for a new baby is also added in. We propose that the City of Stirling commence two initiatives to support families in using cloth nappies. First, run free education seminars or classes about cloth nappies. There are a number of individuals and businesses that provide this service that the City of Stirling could use. Second, the City of Stirling provide a financial incentive to those that purchase cloth nappies, similar to that already run in other councils, whereby families can claim a yearly amount back upon proof of purchase, up to a certain limit. We firmly believe that both of these initiatives, together, would significantly assist in reducing waste and supporting young families in the City of Stirling.”
Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 6 May 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 12058986).

The Parks and Sustainability Business wrote to the lead petitioner on 6 June 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 12086057) outlining that the City is not currently offering financial incentives or workshops for cloth nappies.  The City is, however, a member of “Switch Your Thinking,” a local government initiative that inspires sustainable action in Perth.  Through this membership, residents have access to the services of the initiative, such as online workshops.  The City recently promoted an online workshop encouraging the use of cloth nappies.

This petition is now considered closed.

Request to Stop 224 Cars in Stirling Backstreets

Date tabled at Council

12 May 2020

Petition title

Request to Stop 224 Cars in Stirling Backstreets

Verified signatures137
Responsible business unitDevelopment Services
Petition request

“A massive outside of business hours (incl. Saturday) childcare business is proposed on the corner of Spoonbill Road and Cedric Street, Stirling, creating at least 224 car movements per day and it does meet the R Codes. This development does not meet the following Residential Design Codes and must not be approved by Council with these exemptions as it will look like a prison on a hill but painted as a circus tent: 1. Filling the site to a depth of 0.97m, is in excess of the 0.50m allowed; 2. The retaining walls will have a maximum height of 0.97m are higher than the 0.50 m allowed. Gawdy childcare business paint schemes and commercial signage are designed to garner attention and Council must not allow this visual pollution. Spoonbill Rd and Cedric St are very busy with morning and afternoon school and work traffic. They are "rat-runs" but the developers’ have supported their DA by claiming that there will be no adverse effects to residents. 224 vehicle movements per day that will access a tiny carpark via Cedric Street on the round-about, will cause traffic chaos. The application plans for 13 bays which does not have enough car parks for a 0-3-year-old childcare business. The carparks will not meet the requirements of the staff let alone parents’ dropping off babies. This will require at least 15 min or more turn-around times. This is due to the difficulty of babies being secured in a car and then signing in and settling or collecting babies. This will not be a kiss and drive. There will be increased traffic on Cedric Street from the three other new childcare businesses being built and from the units at the shopping centre. There is a lack of parking at the Stirling Shopping Centre, so this development will only add to the traffic snarls and rat parking. There are enough sites that are zoned commercial and untenanted in the area so there is no need for business to be dumped into a long-term residential area for the commercial gain of a developers that don’t even live in Stirling. Council should be supporting commercial property owners’ and not increasing commercial property supply by allowing quasi commercial premises in our residential zones. Stirling will get even more “rat-parkers” now that leave their car in the back streets after dropping off their children and to catch public transport to the city to avoid paying for parking in the city or at the train station only to return in the evening. There is no preferential treatment in this business for locals and it has been located to capture rat runners to the train station or the freeway. Stirling already has several under capacity childcare businesses in a 5km radius and Council must use their discretion and not approve any more. This extended hours childcare business doesn’t have enough carparks for staff let alone parents’ dropping children off and the parking needs to be 30 bays not 13. They have reduced the car bays for 4 bike racks and a bus stop but no-one will take babies to childcare on a pushbike or bus, it is simply ridiculous, Council must not allow this reduction. Lack of bays will cause people to park on Sandpiper and Spoonbill Roads which will cause a standstill of cars with parking on these streets 20 meters from a very busy round-about. There are 3 bus services at peak hours on Cedric Street and the car parking, turning off and stopping will interfere with these services. The site has developed trees and the building on the site appears to destroy the established 30 year old tree cover and Council needs to stop this tree loss. Councillors’ must not allow this discretionary use as it is not a right as it is not being rezoned commercial and it’s simply an approved use subject to Council discretion for a residential property. It must not be allowed.”

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 6 May 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 12058987).

At the Planning and Development Committee Meeting held 16 June 2020 the Committee formed a recommendation to Council, and at its meeting held 23 June 2020, Council resolved (Council Resolution Number 0620/027) as follows:-

1.    That pursuant to Clause 68(2) of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015, the application for a Child Care Premises at Lot 7, House Number 3, Spoonbill Road, Stirling be REFUSED for the following reasons:-

a.    The application does not satisfy Schedule 2, Part 9, Clause 67 (n) (t) and (y) of the Planning and Development (Local  Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 as the development will have a detrimental impact on the amenity of the locality;

b.    The development does not meet aim 1.6 (a) of the City’s Local Planning Scheme No.3 as the proposal is for        commercial use within a residential area; and

c.    The development does not meet Clause 4.2.12 (a) objective of the residential zone as the proposal is for a commercial use within a residential zone.

2.   That a review is COMMENCED on the City’s Local Planning Policy 6.4 – Child Day Care Centres.

The full report within the Council Minutes can be viewed on the City's website (click here).

This petition is now considered closed.

Request for Consultation with Surrounding Residents of 269 Ewen Street, Woodlands

Date tabled at Council

24 March 2020

Petition title

Request for Consultation with Surrounding Residents of 269 Ewen Street, Woodlands

Verified signatures2
Responsible business unitDevelopment Services
Petition request

"We, the undersigned, do respectfully request that the Council:-

Realise that we have not been notified in writing by the City of Stirling regarding the proposed development of a 10 block accommodation development to be constructed at 269 Ewen Street, Woodlands which is against the Planning and the City’s policies and regulations. This repeated lack of communication has been raised on many occasions across the City of Stirling for many years by many residents and ratepayers and has been ignored.

We request the Council ensure that ratepayers and residents that live within at least 100 to 150 metres of all proposed development in Ewen Street, Woodlands be held over until proper consultation has taken place with the community."

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 25 March 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 12015684).

The Development Services Business Unit sent a letter to the lead petitioner on 1 April 2020 advising that the Development application has been withdrawal by the applicant (internal ECM Document Number 12038823).  

This petition is now considered closed.

Objection to the Development Application at 269 Ewen Street, Woodlands

Date tabled at Council

24 March 2020

Petition title

Objection to the Development Application at 269 Ewen Street, Woodlands 

Verified signatures27
Responsible business unitDevelopment Services
Petition request

"We, the undersigned, do respectfully request that the Council:-

Refuse the development as those undersigned object for the following reasons:-

1.       Ratepayers who live in close proximity to this site were not informed of the development.

2.       Does not meet the acceptable outcomes as outlined in Volume 2 of the State Planning Policy 7.3 with regard to many issues that affect good planning and the amenity of the existing area.

3.       Setbacks too small around boundaries (pedestrian and car safety as busy road and noise).

4.       Site coverage and building height (large plot ratio as 10 units are too big for the site, should be less than two storeys as previously agreed upon in public consultation years ago).

5.       Overshadowing to adjacent existing residents (affecting solar panels and health and wellbeing).

6.       Parking and traffic (insufficient parking now and is already dangerous with lots of accidents).

7.       Landscaping and new trees life (needs to comply with State Government Tree Canopy Policy).

8.       Streetscape and overall bulk and scale is not in line with character of the area, Design WA Planning Scheme, Privacy provisions or intention of Stirling City Centre Structure Plan."

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 25 March 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 12015698).

The Development Services Business Unit sent a letter to the lead petitioner on 1 April 2020 advising that the Development application has been withdrawal by the applicant (internal ECM Document Number 12038823).  

This petition is now considered closed.

Objection to the Proposed Development at 331 West Coast Drive, Trigg

Date tabled at Council

24 March 2020

Petition title

Objection to the Proposed Development at 331 West Coast Drive, Trigg 

Verified signatures494
Responsible business unitDevelopment Services
Petition request

"We, the undersigned do respectfully request that the Council and the JDAP panel oppose the proposed development due to the following objections:-

[Proposed Development refers to 331 West Coast Drive, Trigg DA 19/2040]

  • The setback from the street does not comply
  • The site coverage does not comply
  • The parking requirements do not comply
  • Overshadow of properties does not comply
  • Zero public parking does not comply
  • Height of building does not comply
  • The bulk and scale does not fit in the area
  • No high density dwellings in the low density area of Trigg"
Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 24 March 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 12015725).

The Development at 331 West Coast Drive, Trigg, is to be determined by the Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP).  The City is responsible for preparing a ‘Responsible Authority Report’ (RAR) to be considered by the Panel.  The City referenced this petition in the Public Consultation section of the RAR.   At its meeting held 20 May 2020, the JDAP resolved to defer the application for six weeks to allow the applicant to address matters relating to parking, waste management and landscaping.   

This petition is now considered closed.

Froth Coffee Seeking Approval to Trade at Peasholm Dog Beach

Date tabled at Council

24 March 2020

Petition title

Froth Coffee Seeking Approval to Trade at Peasholm Dog Beach  

Verified signatures492
Responsible business unitDevelopment Services
Petition request

"I'm a local mobile Coffee Van well known and loved in Scarborough.  Froth Coffee would like to get a permit to trade everyday at Peasholm Dog Beach.  Please sign my petition to help support our community, small business owners and activate the space."

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 18 March 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 12007918).

The Development Services Business Unit emailed the lead petitioner on 31 March 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 9838238) requesting that the lead petitioner complete a development application.  The City will assess the application when it is received, and will be able to progress the request of the petition.   

This petition is now considered closed.

Opposition to Council's Decision on the Location of the Hamer Park Clubrooms

Date tabled at Council

25 February 2020

Petition title

Opposition to Council's Decision on the Location of the Hamer Park Clubrooms

Verified signatures39
Responsible business unitFacilities, Projects and Assets
Petition request

“We the undersigned residents of Second Avenue and Third Avenue between North Street and Clifton Crescent Mount Lawley do respectfully request that the Council reconsider the decision to locate the Clubrooms in Hamer Park on the North Street side of Hamer Park. 

We support the recommendation made by City of Stirling staff to build the clubroom on Woodsome Street directly across from Mount Lawley Senior High School. The building would be 20m from the road and require a 12-bay car park in Hamer Park.

We support this location because the school could use the clubhouse building and extra parking during school hours. The clubs, which only operate outside school hours, would use all the parking and drop off facilities built in Woodsome Street for the school. The clubhouse would face away from the sun, have mature shade trees nearby and be 200m from the nearest residence.

We oppose the decision made by the elected members of the City of Stirling to build the clubhouse on the North Street side of Hamer Park.  This location is an intrusive 75m into Hamer Park and requires a 59-bay car park to be built in Hamer Park 10m from residences.  It will be built on the root system of one of the matching pair of large lemon-scented gum trees. The building will face the sun and there are few nearby shade trees.”

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 27 February 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 11989076).

At the Community and Resources Committee meeting held 4 February 2020, the Committee made a recommendation to Council and at the Council meeting held 11 February 2020, Council resolved (Council Resolution Number 0220/012) as follows:- 

  1. "That Council ENDORSES Option 'C' (as per Attachment 1) as the location for the redevelopment of the Hamer Park Clubrooms for the purpose of progressing it to design, grant application and tender.

  2. That the City ADVISES the community of the endorsed location and concept design once developed." 

The full report within the Council Minutes can be viewed on the City's website (click here). 

Following Council’s resolution to endorse ‘Option C’ as the location of the redevelopment of the Hamer Park Clubrooms, the community was advised of the endorsed location by email.   The concept design was also emailed to the community and is available to view on the City’s website (click here). 

Detailed designs of the Clubrooms are currently being finalised and are expected to be complete in July 2020.   

This petition is now considered closed. 

Objection to the Proposed Child Care Facility on the corner of Cedric Street and Spoonbill Road, Stirling

Date tabled at Council

11 February 2020

Petition title

Objection to the Proposed Child Care Facility on the corner of Cedric Street and Spoonbill Road, Stirling

Verified signatures187
Responsible business unitDevelopment Services
Petition request

"We, the residents of Stirling, would like to advise of our strong objection to the proposed development of a child care facility on the corner of Cedric Street and Spoonbill Road, Stirling.  We believe the significant increase to traffic and congestion will have a very negative impact on Cedric Street and the greater vicinity.

We are also very concerned of the dangers and health and safety concerns it will impose not only on the residents, but also children, consumers and staff of the child care centre due to stopping and starting of cars and the backup it will cause at the intersection.  There is a real possibility of increased back street parking in the nearby streets further increasing risks and negative impact on the community.

We are well aware that the age demographics of the nearby area do not warrant this facility and there are adequate vacancies in child care facilities within a close and convenient proximity to the proposed child care site. 

As residents and ratepayers, we understand the need for necessary development but this is not necessary and we strongly believe it will have a negative impact on all involved.

We request thoughtful consideration by the Councillors and Planners in placing the safety of residents they represent and serve above the commercial interest of the developer.  We would request further review and rejection of the proposal."

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 13 February 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 11974150).

At the Planning and Development Committee Meeting held 16 June 2020 the Committee formed a recommendation to Council, and at its meeting held 23 June 2020, Council resolved (Council Resolution Number 0620/027) as follows:-

1.    That pursuant to Clause 68(2) of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015, the application for a Child Care Premises at Lot 7, House Number 3, Spoonbill Road, Stirling be REFUSED for the following reasons:-

a.    The application does not satisfy Schedule 2, Part 9, Clause 67 (n) (t) and (y) of the Planning and Development (Local  Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 as the development will have a detrimental impact on the amenity of the locality;

b.    The development does not meet aim 1.6 (a) of the City’s Local Planning Scheme No.3 as the proposal is for        commercial use within a residential area; and

c.    The development does not meet Clause 4.2.12 (a) objective of the residential zone as the proposal is for a commercial use within a residential zone.

2.   That a review is COMMENCED on the City’s Local Planning Policy 6.4 – Child Day Care Centres.

The full report within the Council Minutes can be viewed on the City's website (click here).

This petition is now considered closed.

Request for a Detailed Comparison of the Proposed Locations for the Hamer Park Clubrooms

Date tabled at Council

11 February 2020

Petition title

Request for a detailed Comparison of the Proposed Locations of the Hamer Park Clubrooms

Verified signatures455
Responsible business unitRecreation and Leisure Services
Petition request

"A decision must be made on where to build the new clubrooms in Hamer Park.

We, the undersigned, do respectfully request that the Council instruct a detailed comparison of the proposed locations for the clubrooms on the Woodsome Street and the North Street sides of Hamer Park.

Such a comparison needs to be based on all relevant and factually correct information and made public."

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 12 February 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 11973166).

At the Community and Resources Committee meeting held 4 February 2020, the Committee made a recommendation to Council and at the Council meeting held 11 February 2020, Council resolved (Council Resolution Number 0220/012) as follows:-

  1. "That Council ENDORSES Option 'C' (as per Attachment 1) as the location for the redevlopment of the Hamer Park Clubrooms for the purpose of progressing it to design, grant application and tender.
  2. That the City ADVISES the community of the endorsed location and concept design once developed."

The full report within the Council Minutes can be viewed on the City's website (click here).

Following Council’s resolution to endorse ‘Option C’ as the location of the redevelopment of the Hamer Park Clubrooms, the community was advised of the endorsed location by email.  Detailed designs of the Clubrooms are currently being finalised and are excepted to be complete in July 2020.  

This petition is now considered closed.

Extend the Consultation period for Hamer Park and Inglewood Oval

Date tabled at Council

11 February 2020

Petition title

Extend the Consultation period for Hamer Park and Inglewood Oval

Verified signatures44
Responsible business unitRecreation and Leisure Services
Petition request

"The Hamer Park and Inglewood Oval redevelopment planning process which initiated in 2006 has progressed with extensive community involvement to where in 2014 a number of options presented for community comment. Work done by external consultants identified key criteria for the redevelopment being the need to:-

• Provide updated and contemporary building facilities;

• Upgrade building accessibility for people with disabilities including public toilet facilities;

• Address existing noise and parking concerns at the current Hamer Park Clubrooms location;

• Include sustainable initiatives and flexible options within the building design • Maintain and improve, where  possible, spectator viewing for the reserves; and

• Minimise impact on existing vegetation and valued green environment of the reserves.

The decision to remove the Woodsome St location from the redevelopment options means that most of these key criteria such as noise reduction for residents, improved viewing for spectators are impact to the trees within the park are not met. The community communication of this change was flawed with a large number of residents not receiving information from the Council of this decision. The community consultation process needs to be extended to ensure affected residents within close proximity to the current club rooms can be involved with the final location decision."

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 31 January 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 11972942).

At the Community and Resources Committee meeting held 4 February 2020, the Committee made a recommendation to Council and at the Council meeting held 11 February 2020, Council resolved (Council Resolution Number 0220/012) as follows:-

  1. "That Council ENDORSES Option 'C' (as per Attachment 1) as the location for the redevlopment of the Hamer Park Clubrooms for the purpose of progressing it to design, grant application and tender.
  2. That the City ADVISES the community of the endorsed location and concept design once developed."

The full report within the Council Minutes can be viewed on the City's website (click here).

Following Council’s resolution to endorse ‘Option C’ as the location of the redevelopment of the Hamer Park Clubrooms, the community was advised of the endorsed location by email.   The concept design was also emailed to the community and is available to view on the City’s website (click here). 

Detailed designs of the Clubrooms are currently being finalised and are expected to be complete in July 2020.   

This petition is now considered closed. 

Request for the City of Stirling to Declare a Climate Emergency

Date tabled at Council

11 February 2020

Petition title

Request for the City of Stirling to Declare a Climate Emergency

Verified signatures54
Responsible business unitParks and Sustainability
Petition request

“Dear Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors of the City of Stirling; I am writing to you today to implore you that a climate emergency is declared in the City of Stirling. I am writing to you today to ask that you consider the 150 million people that will die prematurely before the end of the century. I am writing to you today to ask you to consider the 100 to 200 species that have gone extinct between the time you and I woke up this morning and the time we will go to bed this evening. I am writing to you today to ask you to consider the horrible and disastrous effects the climate crisis will have on human rights. I am writing to you today to ask you to consider the trillions of dollars that climate change will cost annually by the end of
the century, such that the diseases alone released by melting ice, would cost $70 trillion, regardless of the other climate change costs. I am writing to you to consider how these and the plethora of other ramifications of climate change may affect the residents and people of the City of Stirling, such as yourself, myself, and all those around us. This is why I am calling on the City of Stirling to declare a climate emergency. Thus far, as of writing this petition the local council's of 3 million people, or 12% of the Australian population have declared a climate emergency, including the City of Sydney and Melbourne, as well as the City of Vincent, the Town of Victoria Park and the Fremantle City Council - all in our beautiful state of Western Australia. Moreover, more than 60% of Australians agree with the sentiment that "Global warming is a serious and pressing problem." This petition reflects a lot of those people, though an even farther amount would agree with it, more than this petition could possibly reach. For the future of ourself and our children, we ask you to please consider this petition and the will of the people. We have been given 11 years to drastically reduce emissions, lest our world warm to the point where humans face an existential threat. We cannot wait until the next Federal election. We need all action at all levels of government. I am calling on my local council to respect the will of the people and embrace climate action. We request that you declare a climate emergency. This would demonstrate a concrete commitment, a willingness to stand together and fight to prevent the largest threat of our times; this would also require the rapid mobilisation of equipment to tackle climate change within our local council and moreover to display to the federal government that this is a serious issue. Please, sign and share this ePetition and send a strong message, for me, for
you, for us: Save us from a climate crisis, before it’s too late. Declare a climate emergency, today.”

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 19 July 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 11377726).

At the Electors General Meeting held Monday 2 December 2019 a motion was carried as follows:- 

"That the City of Stirling declare a Climate Emergency"

The complete minutes of Electors General Meeting are available to view on the City's website (click here).

At the Council meeting held 11 February 2020, Council considered the motion carried at the Electors General Meeting and resolved (Council Resolution Number 0220/028) as follows:-

"That Council NOTES that an Energywise City Plan Councillor Workshop will be held in February 2020, with the Plan subsequently being presented to Council in March 2020."

The full report within the Council Minutes can be viewed on the City's website (click here).

The Sustainable Energy Action Plan (Corporate) 2020-2030 is available on the City’s website within the Community and Resources Committee Agenda for its meeting to be held 3 March 2020 (click here to view the agenda). Declaring a Climate Emergency is discussed within this report (Item PS1).

At this meeting, the Committee made a recommendation to Council. At its meeting held 10 March 2020, Council endorsed the Sustainable Energy Action Plan (Corporate) 2020-2030 to be advertised for community consultation (Council Resolution Number 0320/004).

The Parks and Sustainability Business Unit sent a letter to the lead petitioner (internal ECM Document Number 12012051) to confirm that Council will continue to align City emissions reduction targets with the Paris Agreement targets which aim for zero net emissions by 2050. The City’s targets to reduce carbon emissions by 70% by 2030 would put the City on track to be net zero by or before 2050.

This petition is now considered closed.

Save Our Public Land from Investors

Date tabled at Council

11 February 2020

Petition title

Save Our Public Land from Investors

Verified signatures277 verified signatures (ePetition: 254 verified signatures, hard copy petition: 23 verified signatures)
Responsible business unitCity Planning
Petition request

“Save our public land, lot 223 and 223A, on the corner of Main and Hutton Streets, Osborne Park, from investors and developers, and create a Town Square (Piazza) for our community. After surveys and public consultation it was in favour that a large open public place was to be created where people can come together, filled with trees, bench seats, water fountains and local art. Where we can meet and greet, where we can take a stroll and just ‘be’, where our seniors, elders, teens and children can enjoy interacting, where we can hold events and festivals, where local artists can create pieces that reflect the market garden and multicultural history and culture of Osborne Park and surrounding suburbs. Piazzas
encourage people to venture out and escape the loneliness they may feel staying home. They are an essential part of our wellbeing and unite our communities. Some people can’t afford to eat out but a piazza encourages social interaction without the cost and builds a healthier and less isolated community. It doesn’t have to be full of people every day, all day.
It just has to be a piece of the community we can keep as ours and can call ‘ours’. We need to prioritise people and their wellbeing, not put profit over the people. This land is the jewel in the crown for our people. It unites the North and South of Main Street. It is what every other precinct dreams of creating but lack space to create it. It is the heart of our Town Centre, and we want it to become the ‘heartbeat’ that will bring our community back to life. Please help us save our land from the big investors.”

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 7 January 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 11972477).

The City Planning Business Unit wrote to the lead petitioner on 14 February 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 9794905) to advise the Main Street Urban Design Strategy would be presented to the 18 February 2020 Planning and Development Committee meeting, which would address their petition, and that the Committee would form a recommendation to Council.

At its meeting held 25 February 2020, Council considered the outcomes of advertising and resolved as follows:-

"That Concil ENDORSES the modified Main Street Urban Design Strategy, as shown in Attachment 6, and the associated Transport Plan."

The City Planning Business Unit wrote to the lead petitioner on 11 March 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 9865954) to advise of Council's resolution.

This petition is now considered closed.

Prevent 224 Extra Cars on Stirling Backstreets, Along Spoonbill Road and Cedric Street

Date tabled at Council

11 February 2020

Petition title

Prevent 224 Extra Cars on Stirling Backstreets, Along Spoonbill Road and Cedric Street

Verified signatures287
Responsible business unitDevelopment Services
Petition request

“A huge commercial childcare business with extended operating hours is to be imposed on Spoonbill Road & Cedric Street, Stirling residents with at least 224 car movements per day so act now before it's too late please! A massive extended hours childcare centre that is being proposed to be built on the corner of Spoonbill Road and Cedric Street, Stirling. Spoonbill Road and Cedric Street are extremely busy in the mornings and afternoons with school and work traffic and also suffers from 'rat-run' problems of people cutting through the backstreets to avoid freeway congestion. The Developers have supported their application, saying that there will be no adverse affects on local residents even though the 224 vehicle movements will access through Spoonbill Road which, when you have cars parked on one side it, becomes a one lane road. Cars will be snaking from the east and north all the way through Stirling to access this massive centre in the backstreets of Stirling. The application allows for 13 bays which probably will not even cater for the centre employees let alone the parents of the 50 children dropping off each day. Putting an estimated total of over 224 car movements in and out each day (as noted in the Traffic Report prepared for the City) trying to park, drop off and pick up children on this corner location will be a disaster, given there is such a large traffic flow and a roundabout with no ability to park on the corner. This corner is already too busy from the freeway 'rat-runners'! There will also be the increased traffic on Cedric Street from the Unit Development and lack of parking issues at the Stirling Shopping Centre. This proposed development will only add to the traffic snarls in our local area. There are plenty of sites available that are already zoned commercial, like the now 10-year empty Stirling deli site on Odin Road or the Balcatta Growers Market, which already have the size and zoning and have been well established in the area and not just dumped into a long-term
residential area for the commercial gain of a couple of out of the area business suits. We will also get 'rat-parkers' that leave their car in the back streets, after dropping off their children, to catch public transport to avoid paying for parking in the City or at the train station only to return in the evening. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is for our local area as there is no preferential treatment in these centres for locals as it’s been strategically located here to capture people coming in further from the north or east to the train station or the freeway and it will fill our local streets up with 224 extra vehicle movements per day in an area already full of rat runners avoiding the freeway as they traipse through at all hours disturbing our area. The problem is that this extended hours daycare currently does not have enough carparks for employees or parents dopping children off. We request that at least 24 bays be provided, rather than 12. The access into a suburban side street, like Spoonbill Road, will cause a logjam of cars with people parking on the street 20m from a very busy round-about. We encourage local residents to immediately contact the City of Stirling as currently the response period is still open as the developer has outstanding information to provide and so time is of the essence.”

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 5 February 2020 (internal ECM Document Number 11972544).

At the Planning and Development Committee Meeting held 16 June 2020 the Committee formed a recommendation to Council, and at its meeting held 23 June 2020, Council resolved (Council Resolution Number 0620/027) as follows:-

1.    That pursuant to Clause 68(2) of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015, the application for a Child Care Premises at Lot 7, House Number 3, Spoonbill Road, Stirling be REFUSED for the following reasons:-

a.    The application does not satisfy Schedule 2, Part 9, Clause 67 (n) (t) and (y) of the Planning and Development (Local  Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 as the development will have a detrimental impact on the amenity of the locality;

b.    The development does not meet aim 1.6 (a) of the City’s Local Planning Scheme No.3 as the proposal is for        commercial use within a residential area; and

c.    The development does not meet Clause 4.2.12 (a) objective of the residential zone as the proposal is for a commercial use within a residential zone.

2.   That a review is COMMENCED on the City’s Local Planning Policy 6.4 – Child Day Care Centres.

The full report within the Council Minutes can be viewed on the City's website (click here).

This petition is now considered closed.

2019

Request to Update the Facilities at the Hamersley Golf Course

Date tabled at Council

3 December 2019

Petition title

Request to Update the Facilities at the Hamersley Golf Course

Verified signatures82 verified signatures
Responsible business unitFacilities, Projects and Assets
Petition request

“We, the undersigned, do respectfully request that the Council:-

As members of various ladies’ golf clubs, and members of the general public, which regularly use the facilities at Hamersley Golf Course, we wish to register our desire for the Council to upgrade the current facilities. The clubhouse appears to have had no major upgrades (apart from minor toilet block renovations and an exterior paint a few years ago) in many years and it is in dire need of renovation and refurbishment. The kitchen area is antiquated, the small meeting room is inadequate for its purpose and the outdoor seating area is unsightly and does not take advantage of a very pleasant environment looking over the golf course. Upgrades to all these areas would be advantageous both to all the patrons of the golf course and subsequently to the lessees of the tavern and pro shop. The greenkeeper and his staff have done a wonderful job in upgrading and maintaining the course to its current excellent playing conditions, and it would be appreciated if the Council could seriously consider this proposal so that our facilities are upgraded in line with facilities at nearby public golf courses.”

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 22 November 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 11852293).

The Facilities, Projects and Assets Business Unit sent a letter to the lead petitioner on 20 December 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 11917669) to advise that a Business Case for the 'Hamersley Public Golf Course Redevelopment' is being developed and will be presented to Council in 2020.  This project will include improvements to the toilets, Pro Shop, outdoor area and Tavern as well as other enhancements.  

The Community and Resources Committee considered the business case as part of a confidential Item at its meeting held 18 August 2020, and at its meeting held 25 August 2020, Council resolved (Council Resolution number 0820/037) as follows:-

That Council ENDORSES the confidential amended recommendation in the conclusion of this report.

In accordance with Section 5.23(2)(c) and (e(ii)) of the Local Government Act 1995, the report is confidential and was considered behind closed doors. 

Request that the Council support the residents in their unequivocal rejection of Option 1 of the proposed North Beach Jetty Amenity

Date tabled at Council

3 December 2019

Petition title

Request that the Council support the residents in their unequivocal rejection of Option 1 of the proposed North Beach Jetty Amenity

Verified signatures97 verified signatures
Responsible business unitFacilities, Projects and Assets
Petition request

“We, the undersigned, do respectfully request that Council support the residents in their unequivocal rejection of Option 1 (being a toilet on the footpath paved area). Option 2 has minimal support due to the habitat destruction. There is strong resistance to a toilet block at all as there are existing facilities some 800m south at Hamersley Street and 850m to the
north at Watermans Bay. Both these and other existing facilities along the coast to Trigg have been done sensitively and are hidden away. Most support was for the old Apex site which even though it may cost more caused much less habitat destruction as highlighted in Option 2. The Apex site has a retained platform some 2.8m by 4.5m with shower and water
fountain, wheelchair access and offers direct beach access which the other two options do not. We, the residents, being the most highly rated in the City of Stirling deserve some return and at the same time avoid this visual blight on our magnificent coastline.”

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 2 December 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 11885209).

The Facilities, Projects and Assets Business Unit sent a letter to the lead petitioner on 17 December 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 11911908) outlining that the City has recently concluded Community Consultation on this amenity and is currently reviewing the results.  The raw results are available for viewing on the City's website (click here).

A total of 344 people responded to the survey asking whether ‘Option 1’ or ‘Option 2’ was the preferred location of the North Beach Amenity.  Respondents were split with 53% opting for ‘Option 2’ and 47% supporting ‘Option 1.’ 

Respondents also made 255 comments indicating that they supported neither option. Other comments suggested alternative locations, and questioned the need for the amenities at all, given the proximity to the North Beach Shopping Centre. 

Due to the results of the consultation, the City has decided not to proceed with either option, and acknowledges that further locations such as the Old Apex Hall site will be considered when coastal investigations are undertaken in that area in the coming years. 

This petition is now considered closed. 

Request that the Council ban the use of Glyphosate within the City of Stirling

Date tabled at Council

3 December 2019

Petition title

Request that the Council ban the use of Glyphosate within the City of Stirling

Verified signatures708 verified signatures
Responsible business unitParks and Sustainability 
Petition request

“We, the undersigned, respectfully request that the Council ban the use of Glyphosate within the City of Stirling. In March 2015 the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified Glyphosate, commonly known as roundup and found in many weedkillers, as Group 2A – “Probably Carcinogenic to Humans” (Pesticide Carcinogenicity Classifications). Research has indicated that exposure to glyphosate may increase the risk of some cancers. There are several recent successful lawsuits in the USA claiming that exposure to Glyphosate has caused cancer, with thousands to follow suit.


Apart from the risk to humans, it is not disputed that Glyphosate harms the environment including eco-systems, biodiversity, flora and fauna including native wildlife and domestic animals. Many cities, states and countries throughout the world have taken steps to either restrict or ban the use of glyphosate.


Several Melbourne and Sydney councils are considering a ban on Roundup and other products containing glyphosate. Greater contractor compliance to safety precautions, transparency on spraying frequency and increasing signage will not suffice. There is no justification for the use of a herbicide classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans”. Please ban the use of Glyphosate within the City of Stirling as soon as possible.
Thank you.

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement letter to the lead petitioner on 2 December 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 11885206).

 The Parks and Sustainability Team sent a letter to the lead petitioner on 10 March 2020 assuring that the City is committed to the responsible use and reduction of pesticides and implementing a range of chemical free initiatives to manage weeds and pests (internal ECM Document Number 11999966). The City follows the principles of Integrated Pest Management by reducing the reliance on chemicals and only using pesticides and herbicides once all other feasible and reasonable options have been explored. Further information in relation to pests and weeds in the City of Stirling can be found on the City's website (click here).

The Community and Resources Committee considered alternatives in horticultural maintenance used for weed control within the City of Stirling at its meeting held 18 August 2020, and at its meeting held 25 August 2020, Council resolved (Council resolution number 0820/027) as follows:-

That the City CONTINUES to apply Integrated Pest Management techniques for the control of weeds and grass around the base of trees in City parks and reserves.

The full report, including the outcomes of the consultation, is contained within the minutes of the meeting, and is available to view on the City's website here.

This petition is now considered closed.

Request for the Installation of Pedestrian Crossing Lights at the Intersection of Harborne Street, Powis Street and John Sanders Drive, Glendalough

Date tabled at Council

19 November 2019

Petition title

Request for the Installation of Pedestrian Crossing Lights at the Intersection of Harborne Street, Powis Street and Jon Sanders Drive, Glendalough

Verified signatures92 verified signatures
Responsible business unitEngineering Services
Petition request

"We, the undersigned, do respectfully request that the Council:-

1. Give full consideration to the need for pedestrian crossing lights to be added to the existing traffic lights at the junction of Harborne Street and Powis Street / Jon Sanders Drive, in view of the fact that:-

a. The intersection currently has no pedestrian crossing lights except for cars turning east from Harborne onto Powis.

b. The intersection is extremely busy and carries more than 44,000 vehicles each week.

c. Drivers frequently drive through the intersection during red lights.

d. Lake Monger Primary School sits on the area at the south eastern side of the intersection and is attended by a significant number of students who live on the north western side of the intersection. Large numbers of young children are required to cross at the lights to attend school.

e. There are a number of elderly and special needs residents living on the north eastern side of the intersection who cross the lights to access bus services and the IGA supermarket.

2. Should the Council agree that there is a need for pedestrian lights, take all reasonable steps to endeavour to install pedestrian lights at the earliest available opportunity."

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 20 November 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 11840838).

Engineering Services sent a letter to the lead petitioner on 6 December 2019. Copies were also sent to the Mayor, Ward Councillors and the Town of Cambridge (internal ECM Document Number 11908106). The letter advised that the City would undertake further investigations with the Town of Cambridge and Main Roads WA to work towards a potential solution for this intersection, inclusive of both pedestrian safety and traffic flow efficiency improvements.

The City has had discussions with both Main Roads WA and the Town of Cambridge regarding this intersection.  Main Roads WA are currently undertaking traffic modelling for the intersection and are developing potential options that will assist in addressing pedestrian safety concerns, as well as improvements to efficiency of traffic movements. 

Options were initially expected to be presented to both Councils for further consideration by the end of May 2020, but the project has been delayed by Main Roads WA due to urgent priorities.  The City will continue to liaise with Main Roads WA for this Project.

Request for the Installation of Low Level LED Lighting at Gwelup Reserve Main Oval in the 2020/2021 Financial Year

Date tabled at Council

19 November 2019

Petition title

Request for the Installation of Low Level LED Lighting at Gwelup Reserve Main Oval in the 2020/2021 Financial Year

Verified signatures26 verified signatures
Responsible business unitRecreation and Leisure Services Business Unit
Petition request

"We, the undersigned, do respectfully request that the Council install community low level LED lighting to Gwelup Reserve main oval in the 2020/2021 financial year for general reserve users to utilise during winter as to aid in activation, security, safety and health of non-organised sport reserve users in the seasonal periods of late sunrise and early sunset."

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 24 October 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 11735011).  

The Recreation and Leisure Services Team sent a letter to the lead petitioner on 2 December 2019 outlining the scope of the City's Sports Floodlighting Policy, which allows for the consideration of lighting to be installed at selected reserves for recreation use.  The City has been conducting recreational lighting trials at certain reserves which has allowed the City to gain a better understanding of the impacts and considerations of the lighting, and how to best monitor and manage lighting resources.  As a result, the City will be undertaking feasibility and design work in order to determine the viability of permanent recreational lighting this financial year.  Progress and timing will be independent on the outcomes of the design and cost processes and will be subject to available budgetary resources.  It is intended than an outcome will be developed by March 2020.

Activate Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley

Date tabled at Council

15 October 2019

Petition title

Activate Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley

Verified signatures57 verified signatures
Responsible business unitCustomer and Communication
Petition request

“We, the undersigned, do respectfully request that the Council:-

1. Create an activated space and destination along Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley for people to use and enjoy, and to return patrons back to the Town Centre. We support the relocation/removal of the public toilet and car bays (adjacent to the Westpac bank) if required, in order to make this place activation occur.

2. We would like our bins and benches replaced/repaired and want to see more trees, flowers and greenery planted to improve the streetscape and laneways along Beaufort Street Mount Lawley.”

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 15 October 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 11697231).

At the Community and Resources Committee meeting held 21 July 2020, the Committee considered the Mount Lawley Streetscape Study and formed a recommendation to Council. At its meeting held 28 July 2020, Council resolved (Council Resolution Number 0720/008) as follows:-

1. That Council RECEIVES the community consultation outcomes (Attachment 2) related to the draft Mount Lawley Streetscape Study.

2. That Council ADOPTS the Mount Lawley Streetscape Study and the associated Implementation Plan (Attachment 3).

3. That Council NOTES the allocation of $275,000 within the 2020/2021 budget to deliver short term actions identified in the Mount Lawley Streetscape Study and CONSIDERS additional funding with within subsequent financial years to deliver medium and long term actions.

At the Community and Resources Committee meeting held 21 July 2020, the Committee also considered the Mount Lawley Town Centre Parking Management Plan and formed a recommendation to Council. At its meeting held 28 July 2020, Council resolved (Council Resolution Number 0720/009) as follows:-

1. That Council ENDORSES the Mount Lawley Town Centre Parking Management Plan (Attachment 1) and the associated Implementation Plan as outlined within this Report.

2. That Council NOTES the allocation of $350,000 within the 2020/2021 budget to deliver short term actions identified in the Mount Lawley Parking Management Plan and CONSIDERS additional funding within subsequent financial years to deliver medium and long term actions.

Support for a New Local Law to Ban Wheel Clamping within the City of Stirling

Date tabled at Council

24 September 2019

Petition title

Support for a New Local Law to Ban Wheel Clamping within The City of Stirling

Verified signatures530 verified signatures
Responsible business unitMayoral Office
Petition request“We, the undersigned, support Mayor Mark Irwin’s Notice of Motion requesting that the City of Stirling drafts a new local law to ban wheel clamping within the City of Stirling and request that when the Mayor writes to the State Government and WALGA to seek support for this local law our petition of support is included.”
Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 23 September 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 11618817).

Letters were sent to the Minister for Local Government and to the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) regarding the proposed local law (please refer to internal ECM Document Numbers 11908210 and 11908208).

On 18 February 2020, the Western Australia State Government announced that it will ban wheel clamping across Western Australia, with legislation currently being drafted as a matter of priority to end the practice.  The new legislation will mean the use of certain vehicle immobilisers, such as wheel clamps, to enforce payment or the collection of parking charges on private property will be banned. The City of Stirling has welcomed the State Government’s announcement to ban wheel clamping across Western Australia. 

This petition is now considered closed.

Request To Refuse DA19/0440 - Change of Use - Personal Care Services

Date tabled at Council

24 September 2019

Petition title

Request To Refuse DA19/0440 - Change of Use - Personal Care Services

Verified signatures52 verified signatures
Responsible business unitDevelopment Services
Petition request“We, the undersigned, do respectfully request that DA19/0440 (Proposed Change of Use to ‘Personal Care Services’ at 74 Howe Street, Osborne Park) be refused. The application is for the change of use of “Hany’s Health Care”. A simple Google search of this name brings up the result of “Hany’s Escorts” in Rockingham operating from 9.00am to 2.00am Sunday to Wednesday, till 4.00am on Thursday and till 6.00am on Friday and Saturday. Our concern is that the same or similar services will be offered at 74 Howe Street if the change is approved.”
Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 23 September 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 11637036).

The Development Application is the subject of a report included in the Agenda for the Planning and Development Committee meeting to be held 8 October 2019. The Committee will form a recommendation to Council (meeting to be held 15 October 2019) where the final resolution will be made.

At the Planning and Development Committee held 8 October 2019, the Committee recommended that the item be referred to the Council Meeting to be held 15 October 2019 to allow further information to be provided to Councillors. 

At the Council Meeting held 15 October 2019, Council unanimously resolved to refuse the application for a Change of Use from Warehouse and Office to Personal Care Services.  The full reasoning for the refusal is availave in the minutes of Council Meeting, which can be found here

This petition is now considered closed.  

Objection to the footpath construction at Bartlett Crescent, Karrinyup

Date tabled at Council

24 September 2019

Petition title

Objection to the footpath construction at Bartlett Crescent, Karrinyup, between Stoneham Street and Huntriss Road

Verified signatures29 verified signatures
Responsible business unitEngineering Services
Petition request“We, the undersigned, object to the construction of the new footpath at Bartlett Crescent, Karrinyup (between Stoneman Street and Huntriss Road).”
Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 25 September 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 11631631).

The Engineering Services Business Unit wrote to the lead petitioner on 8 October 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 11621970) to advise the construction of the footpath had been placed on hold pending a meeting between community representatives and representatives from the City of Stirling/Council.  An on-site meeting was held on 17 October 2019 to discuss the concerns of the residents.

The Engineering Services Business Unit will undertake further consultation with local residents to determine the views of the community and whether construction of the footpath should proceed.

Letters were sent that affected owners and residents on 15 April 2020 seeking feedback on whether construction of the footpath should proceed. 

The City is currently considering the comments and feedback provided during the consultation before a decision is made on whether the footpath should proceed.  

Save the Seat

Date tabled at Council

10 September 2019

Petition title

ePetition - Save the Seat

Verified signatures37 verified signatures
Responsible business unitDevelopment Services
Petition request

"We, the undersigned, submit this ePetition to request that a seat (located in Bercove Lane, Mount Lawley, between the rear boundary fence of 50A Walcott Street, Mount Lawley and the kerb), not be removed.  Unfortunately one resident has made a complaint and the City wants us to remove our children's seat.  The entire community has the opportunity to show their support for this art piece to remain by signing this ePetition and visiting and enjoying the seat and vegetable garden that is planted on Council land.  All of the children in the area have learnt to ride trikes, bikes and boards in this area, creating a friendly community for themselves and parents alike.  We don't want all the kids in the area to miss out having this piece of art in their back lane."

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 6 September 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 11564303).

The City contacted the lead petitioner to advise that the removal of the seat will not be pursued at this time. A news article was published in the Perth Voice on 8 August 2019 noting the City’s decision, adding that the City was currently redrafting its Thoroughfares and Public Places Local Law to allow community members to own and activate streets in appropriate locations. 

This petition is now considered closed.

Proposal Piazza within the Mount Lawley Town Centre

Date tabled at Council

10 September 2019

Petition title

Proposal Piazza within the Mount Lawley Town Centre

Verified signatures482 verified signatures
Responsible business unitCustomer and Communications
Petition request

"We, the undersigned, do respectfully request that the Council:-

  1. Not reduce the number of public parking bays in the Mount Lawley Town Centre.
  2. Not proceed with the 2 July 2019 proposal for a piazza in the western public carpark of the Mount Lawley Town Centre.
  3. Not relocate the public toilet in the Mount Lawley Town Centre.
  4. That a Mount Lawley Town Square be provided by way of land acquisition.
  5. That funds currently approved for the piazza in the City's 2019/2020 budget be set aside for future land acquisition for the purposes of a Town Square."
Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 13 September 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 11588068).

At the Community and Resources Committee meeting held 21 July 2020, the Committee considered the Mount Lawley Streetscape Study and formed a recommendation to Council. At its meeting held 28 July 2020, Council resolved (Council Resolution Number 0720/008) as follows:-

1. That Council RECEIVES the community consultation outcomes (Attachment 2) related to the draft Mount Lawley Streetscape Study.

2. That Council ADOPTS the Mount Lawley Streetscape Study and the associated Implementation Plan (Attachment 3).

3. That Council NOTES the allocation of $275,000 within the 2020/2021 budget to deliver short term actions identified in the Mount Lawley Streetscape Study and CONSIDERS additional funding with within subsequent financial years to deliver medium and long term actions.

At the Community and Resources Committee meeting held 21 July 2020, the Committee also considered the Mount Lawley Town Centre Parking Management Plan and formed a recommendation to Council. At its meeting held 28 July 2020, Council resolved (Council Resolution Number 0720/009) as follows:-

1. That Council ENDORSES the Mount Lawley Town Centre Parking Management Plan (Attachment 1) and the associated Implementation Plan as outlined within this Report.

2. That Council NOTES the allocation of $350,000 within the 2020/2021 budget to deliver short term actions identified in the Mount Lawley Parking Management Plan and CONSIDERS additional funding within subsequent financial years to deliver medium and long term actions.

Removal of Parking Bays at Intersection of Flora Terrace and Castle Street, North Beach

Date tabled at Council

27 August 2019

Petition title

Removal of Parking Bays at Intersection of Flora Terrace and Castle Street, North Beach

Verified signatures38 verified signatures
Responsible business unitEngineering Services
Petition request

"We, the undersigned, do respectfully request that Council:-

Removes parking bays at the intersection of Flora Terrace and Castle Street, North Beach. One bay on the east side of Flora Terrace and one bay on the north side of Castle Street due to poor visibility and congestion when entering and exiting Castle Street and Flora Terrace."

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 22 August 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 11501420).

The Engineering Services Business Unit wrote to the the lead petitioner on 5 September 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 11559101).  This was preceded by an on-site meeting with the lead petitioner and Mayor Irwin, where the issues of adequate sight lines and the position of parked vehicles were discussed in length.  The City agreed to undertake some alternative works, but not removal of the two car bays.  These works have now been completed and the matter is considered closed.

Opposition to the relocation of the Hamer Park Club Rooms and request for collaborative consultation

Date tabled at Council

30 July 2019

Petition title

Opposition to the relocation of the Hamer Park Club Rooms and request for collaborative consultation

Verified signatures834 verified signatures
Responsible business unitRecreation and Leisure Services
Petition request

“We, the undersigned do strongly oppose the proposed relocation of the Hamer Park Clubrooms to Woodsome Street, on the following grounds:-

  1. Safety – The proposed relocation introduces significant safety and security risks to the operation of the Mount Lawley Senior High School (MLSHS), and for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists using this area as a thoroughfare.
  2. Parking – The proposed relocation will require increased parking facilities, which cannot be provided with the real estate restrictions around the Woodsome Street location.  The current proposal provides for only 12 additional parking bays, however, to cater for the intended utilisation, approximately 150 additional parking bays would be required.
  3. Traffic – The proposed relocation will further exacerbate traffic issues in Rookwood, Woodsome, Learoyd, Woodroyd, Frances, Braeside, Ferrar and Thurston Streets.  The proposed facilities will also have a detrimental effect on traffic flow through Woodsome Street at peak school drop off and pick up times.
  4. Evaluation Process – The City of Stirling has failed to provide sufficient information for community review, and in the opinion of the undersigned, has failed to demonstrate that a sound evaluation process has occurred.

We, the undersigned:-

a.  Support the upgrade of both the Hamer Park and Moyle Pavilion clubroom facilities.  However, we do not support the proposed relocation of the Hamer Park clubrooms to Woodsome Street.

b.  Request that before any decisions are made on the development, the City adopts a more collaborative community consultation process with all stakeholders in the project, including local residents, the MLSHS, Sports’ Clubs and Park users; and possibly include the formation of a working group comprised of representatives of stakeholder groups.”

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 29 July 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 11429391).

The Recreation and Leisure Services Business Unit wrote to the lead petitioner on 7 August 2019 providing an update of the project status. This update included details of the community consultation undertaken to-date and advised that the City was continuing to consolidate and analyse the information received. Information on the Hamer Park and Inglewood Oval Building Redevelopment Project can be found on the City's website (click here). Further updates will be provided when they become available (internal ECM Document Number 11445096).

The results from the stakeholder engagement in relation to the Moyle Pavilion redevelopment at Inglewood oval was included within a report to the Community and Resources Committee meeting held 3 September 2019, and the Minutes of that meeting can be viewed on the City’s website (click here).

The Committee formed a recommendation which was considered by Council at its meeting held 10 September 2019.

At its meeting held 10 September 2019, Council resolved (Council Resolution Number 0919/019) to endorse the concept design and location for the redevelopment of Moyle Pavilion for the purpose of progressing it to detailed design and documentation. The full Council resolution can be found within the Council Minutes and can be viewed on the City's website (click here).

Following Council’s resolution (Council Resolution Number 0919/019), the City has conducted further community consultation and explored alternative options in close proximity to the existing Hamer Park Clubroom. A report considering the feedback received during the consultation period, on the Hamer Park Clubrooms component of the project, will be the subject of a report to Council.

At the Community and Resources Committee meeting held 4 February 2020, the Committee made a recommendation to Council and at the Council meeting held 11 February 2020, Council resolved (Council resolution number 0220/012) as follows:-

  1. "That Council ENDORSES Option 'C' (as per Attachment 1) as the location for the redevelopment of the Hamer Park Clubrooms for the purpose of progressing it to design, grant application and tender.
  2. That the City ADVISES the community of the endorsed location and concept design once developed."

The full report within the Council Minutes can be viewed on the City's website (click here).

Following Council’s resolution to endorse ‘Option C’ as the location of the redevelopment of the Hamer Park Clubrooms, the community was advised of the endorsed location by email.   The concept design was also emailed to the community and is available to view on the City’s website (click here). 

Detailed designs of the Clubrooms are currently being finalised and are expected to be complete in July 2020.   

The matter is now considered closed. 

Request for Approval for Parking Proposal at Victory Life Centre

Date tabled at Council

2 July 2019

Petition title

Request for approval for parking proposal at Victory Life Centre 

Verified signatures232 verified signatures
Responsible business unitDevelopment Services
Petition request"We, the undersigned, respectfully request that the Council give approval for Victory Life Centre current parking proposal. Victory Life Centre is having extreme problems with getting Council approval for the continuation of the church facilities, as they stand currently. Building approval has been given to Victory Life Centre but we are experiencing extreme concerns with regards to parking opposition from the Stirling City Council. If this is not approved we stand to lose our properties in Neil Street, Osborne Park WA. We have identified sufficient parking but this is not acceptable to the Council."
Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 5 July 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 11329667).

At its meeting held 2 July 2019, Council resolved (Council Resolution Number 0719/004) to approve the application for Additions to Place of Worship (Amendment to DA18/0105) at Lot 34, House Number 1, Neil Street, Osborne Park subject to a number of conditions. The full resolution and list of conditions can be viewed within the 2 July 2019 Council Minutes on the City's website (click here). The Development Services Business Unit wrote to the lead petitioner on 16 July 2019 noting the resolution of Council (internal ECM Document Number 11366200).

This petition is now considered closed.

 

Request for approval for parking proposal at Victory Life Centre (ePetition)

Date tabled at Council

2 July 2019

Petition title

ePetition - Request for approval for parking proposal at Victory Life Centre 

Verified signatures94 verified signatures
Responsible business unitDevelopment Services
Petition request“We respectfully request that the City of Stirling give approval for Victory Life Centre's current parking proposal. Victory Life Centre is having extreme problems with getting Council approval for the continuation of the church facilities as they stand currently. Building approval has been given to Victory Life Centre but we are experiencing extreme concerns with regards to parking from Stirling City Council. If this is not approved we stand to lose our properties in Neil Street, Osborne Park. We have identified sufficient parking but this is not acceptable to the Council.”
Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 5 July 2019 (internal ECM Document Number  11306752).

At its meeting held 2 July 2019, Council resolved (Council Resolution Number 0719/004) to approve the application for Additions to Place of Worship (Amendment to DA18/0105) at Lot 34, House Number 1, Neil Street, Osborne Park subject to a number of conditions. The full resolution and list of conditions can be viewed within the 2 July 2019 Council Minutes on the City's website (click here). The Development Services Business Unit wrote to the lead petitioner on 16 July 2019 noting the resolution of Council (internal ECM Document Number 11366571).

This petition is now considered closed.

Support for the advertised Hamer Park and Inglewood Oval Redevelopment

Date tabled at Council

11 June 2019

Petition title

Support for the advertised Hamer Park and Inglewood Oval Redevelopment

Verified signatures88 verified signatures
Responsible business unitRecreation and Leisure Services
Petition request

“We, the undersigned, do respectfully request that Council endorses the advertised Hamer Park and Inglewood Oval Building Redevelopment Plan as we believe it is the best solution for many current problems within the site.

We support the Building Redevelopment Plan because it resolves many long-standing issues associated with a mixture of community and sporting interests.

At the same time, the Site Plan provides a positive way forward for the whole community.”

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 11 June 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 11239280).

The Recreation and Leisure Services Business Unit wrote to the lead petitioner on 7 August 2019 providing an update of the project status. This update included details of the community consultation undertaken to-date and advised that the City was continuing to consolidate and analyse the information received. Information on the Hamer Park and Inglewood Oval Building Redevelopment Project can be found on the City's website (click here). Further updates will be provided when they become available (internal ECM Document Number 11445111).

The results from the stakeholder engagement in relation to the Moyle Pavilion redevelopment at Inglewood oval was included within a report to the Community and Resources Committee meeting held 3 September 2019, and the Minutes of that meeting can be viewed on the City’s website (click here).

The Committee formed a recommendation which was considered by Council at its meeting held 10 September 2019.

At its meeting held 10 September 2019, Council resolved (Council Resolution Number 0919/019) to endorse the concept design and location for the redevelopment of Moyle Pavilion for the purpose of progressing it to detailed design and documentation. The full Council resolution can be found within the Council Minutes and can be viewed on the City's website (click here).

Following Council’s resolution (Council Resolution Number 0919/019), the City has conducted further community consultation and explored alternative options in close proximity to the existing Hamer Park Clubroom. A report considering the feedback received during the consultation period, on the Hamer Park Clubrooms component of the project, will be the subject of a report to Council.

At the Community and Resources Committee meeting held 4 February 2020, the Committee made a recommendation to Council and at the Council meeting held 11 February 2020, Council resolved (Council resolution number 0220/012) as follows:-

  1. "That Council ENDORSES Option 'C' (as per Attachment 1) as the location for the redevlopment of the Hamer Park Clubrooms for the purpose of progressing it to design, grant application and tender.
  2. That the City ADVISES the community of the endorsed location and concept design once developed."

The full report within the Council Minutes can be viewed on the City's website (click here).

Following Council’s resolution to endorse ‘Option C’ as the location of the redevelopment of the Hamer Park Clubrooms, the community was advised of the endorsed location by email.   The concept design was also emailed to the community and is available to view on the City’s website (click here). 

Detailed designs of the Clubrooms are currently being finalised and are expected to be complete in July 2020.   

The matter is now considered closed. 

Hamer Park and Inglewood Oval Building Redevelopment

Date tabled at Council

14 May 2019

Petition title

Hamer Park and Inglewood Oval Building Redevelopment

Verified signatures397 verified signatures (ePetition: 53 verified signatures, hard copy petition: 344 verified signatures)
Responsible business unitRecreation and Leisure Services
Petition request

“We, the undersigned, do respectfully request that Council:-

Provide further information addressing the below concerns;

Hold a community consultation session allowing the City of Stirling representative to explain the proposed development to concerned residents; and

Extend the community consultation period to a minimum of four weeks, post the Ratepayer community consultation session.

Postponement of the decision is required because:-

  1. The community consultation period of 3.5 weeks is insufficient and also coincides with the Easter holiday period.
  2. There was insufficient notification of the community consultation period. Many residents have not, in fact, received any notification.
  3. No community consultation session (inviting residents/ratepayers) has been scheduled by the City of Stirling, which for a significant development proposal should be held.
  4. Safety – Insufficient information has been provided by the City of Stirling on how the increased safety risks associated with an increased traffic load, and reduced visibility through Woodsome Street, is to be mitigated. The pedestrian safety and impaired traffic flow through this area of Woodsome Street are currently significant concerns of local residents, and parents of students. The proposed development does not appear to address these risks.
  5. Insufficient information has been provided by the City of Stirling to enable residents to adequately evaluate the further influencing factors that have led to this proposed development. The factors include:-

a.       Traffic – No traffic study report has been made available for review, nor clearly stated that a traffic study has been performed;

b.       Parking – No traffic movement and parking demand reports have been made available, nor clearly stated that a study has been performed;

c.       Noise – No noise study report has been made available for review, nor clearly stated that a noise study has been performed;

d.       Amenities – Insufficient detail has been provided of the proposed amenities within the new development;

e.       Capital Estimates – No budgetary information has been provided for the proposed development, nor other alternatives considered; and

f.        Environmental – The proposed development results in the removal of several established trees. No information has been provided that details the environmental consideration given to the proposed location.”

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 14 May 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 11138668).

At the Council meeting held 14 May 2019, the Mayor announced (in part):-

“The public consultation process is still being completed for the Hamer Park and Inglewood Oval redevelopment project. The survey closed on Sunday 12 May 2019 - after being extended for a further two weeks. Two community information sessions are being delivered on Wednesday 22 May 2019 and Thursday 23 May 2019 respectively. These sessions will offer a further opportunity for the community to talk directly with the City to gain any further information, to discuss their concerns and to provide feedback. 

Following these two information sessions, the community will also be given the opportunity to provide comments via an online feedback form.”

The Recreation and Leisure Services Business Unit wrote to the lead petitioner on 7 August 2019 providing an update of the project status. This update included details of the community consultation undertaken to-date and advised that the City was continuing to consolidate and analyse the information received. Information on the Hamer Park and Inglewood Oval Building Redevelopment Project can be found on the City's website (click here). Further updates will be provided when they become available (internal ECM Document Number 11445096).

The results from the stakeholder engagement in relation to the Moyle Pavilion redevelopment at Inglewood oval was included within a report to the Community and Resources Committee meeting held 3 September 2019, and the Minutes of that meeting can be viewed on the City’s website (click here).

The Committee formed a recommendation which was considered by Council at its meeting held 10 September 2019.

At its meeting held 10 September 2019, Council resolved (Council Resolution Number 0919/019) to endorse the concept design and location for the redevelopment of Moyle Pavilion for the purpose of progressing it to detailed design and documentation. The full Council resolution can be found within the Council Minutes and can be viewed on the City's website (click here).

Following Council’s resolution (Council Resolution Number 0919/019), the City has conducted further community consultation and explored alternative options in close proximity to the existing Hamer Park Clubroom. A report considering the feedback received during the consultation period, on the Hamer Park Clubrooms component of the project, will be the subject of a report to Council.

At the Community and Resources Committee meeting held 4 February 2020, the Committee made a recommendation to Council and at the Council meeting held 11 February 2020, Council resolved (Council resolution number 0220/012) as follows:-

  1. "That Council ENDORSE Option 'C' (as per Attachment 1) as the location for the redevelopment of the Hamer Park Clubrooms for the purpose of progressing it to design, grant application and tender.
  2. That the City ADVISES the community of the endorsed location and concept design once developed."

The full report within the Council Minutes can be viewed on the City's website (click here).

Following Council’s resolution to endorse ‘Option C’ as the location of the redevelopment of the Hamer Park Clubrooms, the community was advised of the endorsed location by email.   The concept design was also emailed to the community and is available to view on the City’s website (click here). 

Detailed designs of the Clubrooms are currently being finalised and are expected to be complete in July 2020.   

The matter is now considered closed. 

Request for Traffic Calming Measures on Castleton Street, Balcatta

Date tabled at Council

14 May 2019

Petition title

Request for Traffic Calming Measures on Castleton Street, Balcatta

Verified signatures43 verified signatures
Responsible business unitEngineering Design
Petition request

“We, the undersigned, do respectfully request that Council install speed reducing and traffic calming measures on Castleton Street, Balcatta. Castleton Street is frequently used as a short cut to other, more significant roads and vehicles often do this at a higher speed than local traffic putting pedestrian safety at risk. We, local residents, would like to see chicanes installed to slow traffic and improve safety.”

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement letter to the lead petitioner on 3 May 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 11092127).

The Engineering Design Business Unit wrote to the lead petitioner to advise that the City has carried out an assessment against the criteria for traffic calming (internal ECM Document Number 11201346). The letter advised that the review of the traffic volume, operational speed and the reported number of crashes along Castletom Street does not warrant traffic calming in this instance.

This petition is now considered closed.

Request for Additional Parking at the Woodlands Village Shopping Centre

Date tabled at Council

16 April 2019

Petition title

Request for Additional Parking at the Woodlands Village Shopping Centre

Verified signatures236 verified signatures
Responsible business unitDevelopment Services
Petition request"We, the undersigned, respectfully request that the Council consider additional parking or controlled parking at the Woodlands Village Shopping Centre."
Comment/status

Governance sent acknowledgements to the lead petitioner on 11 April 2019 by mail (internal ECM Document Number 11020217) and by email (internal ECM Document Number 11020246).

On 15 May 2019, the Compliance Team wrote to the lead petitioner to confirm that the matter had been investigated by the City and that the business operating as '3Sheets on the Lake' is compliant with the City's development approvals. Therefore the City cannot request additional car parking bays as the landowner/business owner is compliant with the development standards (internal ECM Document Number 11136016).

This petition is now considered closed.

Proposed Traffic Changes to Second Avenue and Carrington Street, Mount Lawley

Date tabled at Council

26 March 2019

Petition title

Proposed Traffic Changes to Second Avenue and Carrington Street, Mount Lawley

Verified signatures432 verified signatures
Responsible business unitEngineering Design
Petition request

"We, the undersigned, have viewed the plans for the proposed traffic management works and have concerns regarding hazards, risks and increased traffic created by the works at other intersections including Carrington Street and First/Fourth Avenues, as well as concerns regarding the risk of increased traffic on nearby streets.

We, the undersigned, support the immediate installation of second stop sign within a small traffic island on Second Avenue either side of the Carrington Street intersection.

We, the undersigned, ask the City of Stirling to undertake a wider traffic study within the area bounded by Walcott Street, Beaufort Street, Central Avenue, Railway Parade, Lord Street and Walcott Street to provide long term, integrated solutions to resitents' concerns."

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement letter to the lead petitioner on 28 March 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 10962025). The lead petitioner was also advised that the matter in relation to the management works on Carrington Street, Mount Lawley would be considered at the Community and Resources Committee meeting to be held 2 April 2019 (click here to view the Committee Agenda).

At its meeting held 2 April 2019, the Committee provided the following recommendation, which was subsequently resolved at the Council meeting held 16 April 2019 (Council Resolution Number 0419/004) as follows:-

"That the City DEVELOPS alternative treatments for the intersection of Carrington Street and Second Avenue, and Carrington Street and First Avenue, Mount Lawley and UNDERTAKES further consultation in relation to those treatments (including letters to the affected community as well as a further community meeting)."

The Engineering Design team met with a representative group of residents (on Wednesday 24 April at 2.30pm) to discuss concerns and potential options. It was agreed to hold another public meeting (to be held in early June) to better inform residents of the potential treatments for the intersection of Carrington Street and Second Avenue, and then undertake further consultation with the wider community in mid-late June to determine the preferred treatment.

The City has undertaken extensive consultation with the community, including a public information session on 6 June 2019, and has received many responses in regards to the preferred treatment for the two Carrington Street intersections.  The City has collated the results from the community consultation and a report was submitted to the Community and Resources Committee meeting held 6 August 2019.

The Committee made a recommendation, and subsequently at its meeting held 13 August 2019 Council resolved (Council Resolution Number 0819/008), that the item be referred to the Community and Resources Committee meeting to be held 3 September 2019 to allow community representation at the meeting.

The Committee formed a recommendation which was considered by Council at its meeting held 10 September 2019.

At its meeting held 10 September 2019, Council resolved (Council Resolution Number 0919/011) to endorse the construction of a raised intersection platform at the intersection of Carrington Street and First Avenue, Mount Lawley and at the intersection of Carrington Street and Second Avenue, Mount Lawley.  The performances of the intersection treatments will be monitored by the City over the first 24 months after installation in relation to speed and safety, and evaluate the need for any further modification.  The full Council resolution can be found within the Council Minutes and can be viewed on the City's website (click here).

This petition is now considered closed.

 

Request to not remove Terry Tyzack's name from the Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre

Date tabled at Council

26 March 2019

Petition title

Request to not remove Terry Tyzack's name from the Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre

Verified signatures137 verified signatures
Responsible business unitRecreation and Leisure Services
Petition request

"We, the undersigned, are extremeley disapponted that new Councillor Suzanne Migdale has called for the removal of Mr Tyzack's name noting this issue has been settled previously by Council on more than one occasion.

Mr Tyzack is the City's longest serving Councillor, serving for more than 35 years. The aquatic centre bearing his name fittingly overlooks Yokine Reserve which Mr Tyzack successfully led to the creation of by leading a campaign to close the rubbish tip on the land."

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement letter to the lead petitioner on 28 March 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 10962024).

The Recreation and Leisure Services Business Unit wrote to the lead petitioner to advise that the 'Stirling Leisure Centre Rebranding' report presented to the 26 March 2019 Council meeting was withdrawn (internal ECM Document Number 11006380). The letter further advised that no further action will be undertaken at this time.

This petition is now considered closed.

Request to Amend the Careniup Swamp Reserve Draft Development and Management Plan

Date tabled at Council

12 March 2019

Petition title

Request to Amend the Careniup Swamp Reserve Draft Development and Management Plan

Verified signatures427 verified signatures
Responsible business unitParks and Sustainability 
Petition request

"We, the undersigned, do respectfully request that Council amend the Careniup Swamp Reserve Draft Development and Management Plans prior to the Plans being voted on and passed by Council.

Major and numerous concerns have been raised about the Draft Plans by many in the local community on environmental, safety, lifestyle and aesthetic grounds.

Our aim is to preserve and maintain this unique and naturally beautiful wetlands and community-level reserve for the local and wider community. We submit this petition with much local knowledge and with conservation values of the reserve in mind. Specific amendments include:-

  1. Remove the east-west island crossing through the central portion of the reserve, including the pedestrian bridge, concrete path along the island and culvert crossing.

  2. Include the recommissioning of the water fountain in the lake on the western side of the reserve near the junction of Willow Bank Entrance and Water Crest Gardens.

  3. Remove the new concrete footpath planned for the rear of the western lake.

  4. Remove ‘future concrete paths’ that link up with the existing perimeter path, immediately in front of existing homes.

  5. Maintain the timber retaining walls on the western side along Water Crest Gardens.

  6. Amend the Reserve name to Careniup Wetlands Reserve.

  7. Retain the pole-top lighting on the western side of the reserve along the Water Crest Gardens footpath and upgrade to ensure compliance with Australian Standards.

  8. Remove the planned public toilet facility.

  9. Return the ‘secret garden’ to its natural environmental state, including eradicating ‘morning glory’ and all noxious weeds from the wetland reserve."

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement letter to the lead petitioner on 15 March 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 10907156).

The Parks and Sustainability Business Unit wrote to the lead petitioner to advise that the matter would be considered by the Community and Resources Committee to be held Tuesday 2 April 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 10977311).

The Community and Resources Committee provided provided a recommendation to Council  and at its meeting held 16 April 2019, Council resolved (Council Resolution Number 0419/005) as follows:-

“1.     That Council ENDORSES a change to the reserve name from Careniup Swamp Reserve to Careniup Wetlands Reserve and the consequential title change to the Management Plan.

2.     That Council REQUESTS further changes be made to the Careniup Wetlands Reserve Management Plan, to further prioritise the proposed capital works.

3.     That Council NOTES the Careniup Wetlands Reserve Management Plan will be referred to the City’s Design Review Panel for comment.

4.     That the modified Careniup Wetlands Reserve Management Plan be SUBMITTED to a future meeting of the Community and Resources Committee for endorsement, prior to supplementary public consultation (round 2).”

The minutes of the Council meeting held 16 April 2019 can be viewed on the City's website (click here).

The Parks and Sustainability Business Unit wrote to the lead petitioner to advise that the draft management plan was presented to the Design Review Panel on 4 July 2019. Recommendations and comments from the Panel are currently being assessed for inclusion into the draft management plan for consideration at the next meeting of the Environment Advisory Group scheduled to be held 16 September 2019. Following this, a report will be presented to the Community and Resources Committee (internal ECM Document Number 11453017).

The draft management plan was referred to the City’s Design Review Panel and the Environmental Advisory Group for comment. Considering the feedback received, the City amended the draft Careniup Wetlands Reserve Management Plane. A report seeking endorsement for a second round of public consultation is the subject of a report to Council.

At the Community and Resources Committee meeting held 4 February 2020, the Committee made a recommendation to Council and its meeting held 11 February 2020, Council resolved (Council Resolution Number 0220/011) as follows:-

  1. "That Council ENDORSES the revised Careniup Wetlands Reserve Management Plan for the purpose of supplementary public consultation (round 2) with additions including a date. 
  2.  That a further report be PRESENTED to Council on the outcomes of the second round of the consultation."

The complete minutes of the 11 February 2020 Council meeting, including the full report, can be found in the City's website (click here).

The City will consult with the public between April and May 2020 on the revised Careniup Wetlands Reserve Management Plan.  At the conclusion of the public consultation, the City will review the responses received and a report will be presented to the Community and Resources Committee for consideration.

Request to Halt Underground Power on Learoyd Street, Mount Lawley

Date tabled at Council

26 February 2019

Petition title

Request to Halt Underground Power on Learoyd Street, Mount Lawley

Verified signatures100 verified signatures
Responsible business unitEngineering Design
Petition request

“The State Underground Power Programme (SUPP) has approved undergrounding of the normal distribution lines on Learoyd Street, Mount Lawley, to achieve a positive impact on the streetscape. Western Power and State Treasury developed the parameters for undergrounding of power and subsequently transmission lines have been exempt from
undergrounding since the inception of the SUPP. The transmission lines represent a greater negative impact on the streetscape relative to the normal distribution lines, adversely effecting property values.


We, the undersigned, request that the undergrounding of the normal distribution lines along Learoyd Street, Mount Lawley does not proceed, given that undergrounding of the transmission lines will not occur.”

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement letter to the lead petitioner on 26 February 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 10829892).

The Engineering Design Business Unit wrote to the lead petitioner on 15 March 2019 to advise that the City considers that residents along Learoyd Street will received the same benefits from the State Underground Power Program as residents in other streets. The letter further advised that the current arrangements will remain in place (internal ECM Document Number 10910095).

Further to this, at its meeting held 26 February 2019, Council resolved (Council Resolution Number 0219/143) as follows:-

  • "That the City WRITES to the Hon. Mr David Templeman (Minister for Local Government), the Hon. Mr Bill Johnston (Minister for Energy), and Mr Simon Millman (Member for Mount Lawley) regarding the escalating costs that the State Government have passed on to the ratepayers of Menora.
  • That the City WRITES to the Hon. Mr Bill Johnston (Minister for Energy) seeking a meeting to discuss Council’s concerns with the criteria used to adopt project areas under the State Underground Power Program and to consider options to develop a more equitable Program in future years.
  • That the City of Stirling WRITES to the State Government seeking a further 10% contribution to the project as an offset for the additional increase in cost due to changes in the Australian Standards administered by Western Power.”

At its meeting held 26 March 2019, Council resolved (Council Resolution Number 0319/049) as follows:-

“That the City WRITES to the WALGA State Council, and the North Metropolitan Zone Committee, and cc’s all metropolitan Local Governments, with a recommendation to advocate that the State Government engage with the sector and other stakeholders to review the State Underground Power Program prior to the commencement of Round 7, for the following reasons:-

a. The program is becoming an unacceptable cost burden on residents; and

b. Changes made to the program before Round 6, resulting in a bidding war between local governments, have disadvantaged many communities and local governments and do not adequately take into consideration factors such as service reliability.”

This petition is now considered closed.

Requesting Community Consultation Relating to Concerns with Traffic Issues on Clifton Crescent, Mount Lawley

Date tabled at Council

12 February 2019

Petition title

Requesting community consultation relating to concerns with traffic issues on Clifton Crescent, Mount Lawley

Verified signatures53 verified signatures
Responsible business unitEngineering Design
Petition request

“We, the undersigned do respectfully request that the Council organise community consultation for local residents to discuss their concerns about traffic issues on Clifton Crescent, Mount Lawley with Councillors and the Engineering Design team.”

Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement letter to the lead petitioner on 22 January 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 10687255).

The Engineering Design Business Unit wrote to advise the lead petitioner on 20 February 2019 that the City will be undertaking a revised traffic count survey of this area. The lead petitioner was also advised that following completion of the survey and assessment of the data the City will inform them of the results approximately May 2019 (internal ECM Document Number 10809027).

The City has recently received updated traffic and crash statistics for this road and is currently reviewing and assessing the data. 

The Engineering Services Business Unit wrote to the lead petitioner on 18 July 2019 to advise that a review of most recent data shows a general reduction in traffic volume and reduction of crash statistics along the length of Clifton Crescent.  Traffic management measures along this road are therefore not being considered at this stage, but the City will continue to monitor this road (Internal ECM Document Number 11375925).

This petition is now considered closed.

Community Garden - Inglewood Bowling and Sports Club

Date tabled at Council

2 October 2018

Petition title

Community Garden - Inglewood Bowling and Sports Club

Verified signatures137 verified signatures
Responsible business unitParks and Sustainability
Petition request

"We request the City to support the establishment of a thriving community garden within the Inglewood Bowling and Sports Club lease area.

We, the undersigned, do respectfully request that Council:-

  1. Facilitate the establishment of a community garden;
  2. Ideally, facilitate the establishment of a community garden within the Inglewood Bowling and Sports Club's lease area (Stancliffe Street, Mount Lawley) to gain mutual benefit of resources.

After many attempts to identify a location for a community garden in the area, a suitable site has been found within the Inglewood Bowling and Sports Club lease area. It is large, flat and has access to water and many Club facilities and infrastructure including parking and meeting rooms. The garden would bring extra members and activity to the Club."

Comment/status

(This petition was submitted in the form of a hard copy petition as well as an ePetition.)

Governance sent an email to the lead petitioner in relation to the acknowledgement and closure of the ePetition on 2 October 2018 (internal ECM Document Number 10253559).

Governance sent a further email to the lead petitioner on 2 October 2018 acknowledging that the City had also received the hard copy petition (internal ECM Document Number 10253559).

The Parks and Sustainability Business Unit wrote to the lead petitioner on 10 October 2018 advising that the City will provide an update on assessment progress within six weeks of the completed application being received (internal ECM Document Number 10281098).

A report is included in the Community and Resources Committee agenda for 27 November 2018 to consider potential community garden sites for community consultation.

The Parks and Sustainability Business Unit emailed the lead petitioner on 16 November 2018 to advise the City has received a community garden application and the report is available on the City's website at the following link:-  https://www.stirling.wa.gov.au/your-city/about-council/council-meetings/minutes-and-agendas.

At its meeting held on 24 December 2018 Council resolved (Council Resolution Number 1218/006) as follows:-

“1.   That community consultation be APPROVED for a proposed community garden at the Portion of Lot 7366, 1 Stancliffe Street, Mount Lawley (currently within the leased area of the Inglewood Bowling and Sports Club) site.

2.   That a report be PRESENTED to Council on the outcomes of community consultation.”

Community consultation commenced on 22 February 2019 and concludes on 22 March 2019. An onsite information session was held with the community on 9 March 2019 at the Inglewood Bowls Club. Following the outcomes of the community consultation, a report was be presented to the 7 May 2019 Community and Resources Committee meeting. 

At its meeting held 14 May 2019, Council resolved (Council Resolution Number 0519/005) as follows:-

"1. That Council ENDORSES the Inglewood Community Garden application.

2. That Council EXCISES the proposed site from the Inglewood Bowling and Sports Club leased area.

3. That Council CONSIDERS listing $20,000 of capital seed funding in the 2019/2020 budget for the development of the Community Garden at Inglewood Bowling and Sports Club site."

This petition is now considered closed.

Request to Reject Proposed Local Development Plan Inglewood

Date tabled at Council

2 October 2018

Petition title

Request to Reject Proposed Local Development Plan Inglewood

Verified signatures75 verified signatures
Responsible business unitDevelopment Services
Petition request

"We, the undersigned, do respectfully request that Council:-

Reject the proposed Local Development Plan - House Number 2A, Walter Road West, Inglewood and House Number 150, Dundas Road, Inglewood with the main areas of objection being (but not limited to):-

  1. The bulk and scale of the buildings proposed being excessive.
  2. Limited detail provided regarding the building facades in terms of articulation, overlooking, potential for overshadowing etc. given the significant frontage and boundaries to major roads, parks and neighbouring residential to the east.
  3. Limited commitment to and retention of the significant, mature vegetation presently on the property.
  4. No guidance as to the sitting of the various land uses proposed and the various off-site impacts that they may have.
  5. No justification as to the location of the road intersections nor the anticipated volumes of traffic that may be generated by the development.
  6. Insufficient justification for the Local Development Plan and inadequate consultation with the community given the scale and importance of the site as a gateway to Inglewood."
Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement letter to the lead petitioner on 4 October 2018 (internal ECM Document Number 10254592).

The local development plan is currently being advertised, concluding on 9 October 2018 (internal ECM Document Number 10166658)

Summary of submissions received to date (2 October 2018) was sent to the applicant to address (internal ECM Document Number 10264048). A summary of all submissions will be sent to the applicant to address on 10 October, once advertising has officially concluded.

The comments in relation to the location of road intersections and anticipated traffic volumes have been raised with the applicant and subsequently they will be providing a traffic report (internal ECM Document Number 10259301) within the following weeks.

In terms of the justification for the Local Development Plan, the City’s Local Planning Policy 4.5 – Private Institution Design Guidelines, requires the preparation of a Local Development Plan. As per Section 47(d) of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015, consent is currently being sought from the Chairman of the WAPC (internal ECM Document Number 10259268).

The comments in the petition will be addressed as part of the future report to Council for determination. The City will contact the lead petitioner once the report has been prepared to advise the date of the meeting and again following determination of the item, and this date will be included here.

A summary of submissions was sent to the applicant on 10 October 2018 and a response was received in relation to each submission on 16 October 2018 (internal ECM Document Number 10303384). An amended Local Development Plan was received on 14 November 2018 and is being circulated to the relevant business units for their comment (internal ECM Document Number 1046318). This information being assessed by the City’s officers.

A traffic report was provided on 12 November 2018 (internal ECM Document Number 10464042) and is with Engineering for comments.

At its meeting held 12 February 2019, Council resolved to approve the Local Development subject to a number of conditions - refer to the Council Minutes for the full Council resolution (Council Resolution Number 0219/004):-

https://www.stirling.wa.gov.au/getattachment/your-city/about-council/council-and-committee-meetings/minutes-and-agendas/ordinary-council-meeting/2019/february/council-meeting-12-february-2019/12-february-2019-cnl-minutes.pdf

Development Services Business Unit wrote to the lead petitioner on 15 February 2019 notifying him of Council’s resolution (Internal reference ECM Doc Number 10810748).

This petition is now considered closed.

 

Objection to the proposed development application of a Child Care Centre at 366 Main Street, Balcatta

Date tabled at Council

6 November 2018

Petition title

Objection to the proposed development application of a Child Care Centre at 366 Main Street, Balcatta

Verified signatures7 verified signatures
Responsible business unitDevelopment Services
Petition request"We, the undersigned, respectfully request the City of Stirling to cease the development application of a Child Care Centre on Lot 27, House Number 366, Main Street, Balcatta. Building a Child Care Centre on this block has many safety risks, such as young children being close to Main Street; additional traffic congestion on Main Street throughout the day, especially in the peak hours; limited parking on site; and the potential of the centre extending operating hours past the proposal times. Residents surrounding this block will have their security and privacy jeopardized. By signing this petition you're helping a 'residential area' remain 'residential' and not supporting a Child Care Centre to be built so close to a main road and private quiet properties."
Comment/status

Governance sent an acknowledgement email to the lead petitioner on 5 November 2018 (internal ECM Document Number 10383156).

Development Services responded to the lead petitioner via email on 20 November 2018 (internal ECM Document Number 10450883). The email response acknowledged receipt of the petition and advised that the City is unable to cease to assess the development application as requested and that the application would continue to be assessed in accordance with the relevant planning framework. The email further advised that should the application be required to be determined by Council, all adjoining owners and occupants who submitted comments on the application will be advised of when the application will be referred to Council for consideration accordingly.

At its meeting held 12 February 2019, Council resolved to approve the application for the child care premises subject to a number of conditions - refer to the Council Minutes for the full Council resolution (Council Resolution Number 0219/005):-

https://www.stirling.wa.gov.au/getattachment/your-city/about-council/council-and-committee-meetings/minutes-and-agendas/ordinary-council-meeting/2019/february/council-meeting-12-february-2019/12-february-2019-cnl-minutes.pdf 

Development Services Business Unit wrote to the lead petitioner on 18 February 2019 notifying him of Council’s resolution (Internal reference ECM Doc Number 10796827).

This petition is now considered closed.