Petition status

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

2019

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 unitDevelopment 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).

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.”

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.

 

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 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 draft mangement plan is scheduled to be presented to the Design Review Panel on 27 June 2019. Any recommendations or observations from the panel review (cost implications of the management plan and referral to the Environmental Advisory Group) will be considered prior to a future Community and Resources Committee meeting.

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. 

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.