Stirling Scene

Image: Construction on the Carine Cats 'whitehouse' facility meeting milestones recently with the modular installation of external walls.

Welcome to the March edition of Stirling Scene

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Information contained in the below sections is accurate as of the March Scene release date, Friday 24 March 2023.

Welcome to the March edition of Stirling Scene.

The City of Stirling is making good progress on delivering key projects this month, with significant milestones reached on the construction of the new Carine Cats clubrooms and the official openings of the Robinson Reserve and Bennett Park clubrooms planned for March.

I am pleased that over the past week we have been able to advocate for a more common sense approach from the State Government over draft guidelines for basketball courts. Under those guidelines, 26 out of 29 of our public basketball courts could have been non-compliant under the noise rules. Because of that advocacy, those guidelines have now been scrapped.

There has also been a lot of media interest in the role of local governments in the planning space. We will continue to work productively with the State Government and developers to ensure that the community has a voice in local planning, and can shape the way our local communities are developed.

Several major events are also coming up over the next month or two, which I encourage you to attend. The Aussies will kick-off on March 25 and finish April 2 with over 70,000 people expected to visit Scarborough and Trigg over nine days.

The final game of the Perth Glory season is due to be played on 1 April at Macedonia Park, WA Tree Festival runs from April 10 - 10 May and the BMX National Series will follow from 22 - 23 April.

There is so much to be involved in and love in the City, so make sure you bring your unique culture, character and creativity to an event or project happening near you!

Mark Irwin

The Aussies soon to splash down!

The 2023 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships (known as The Aussies) will be held at Scarborough and Trigg from 25 March to 2 April 2023.

The Aussies is a national sporting event involving members from 314 Australia wide Surf Clubs coming together to compete in more than 480 beach and ocean events, bringing over 5,000 Surf Life Saving competitors and 70,000 visitors over nine days.

The City is communicating with residents and businesses to provide accurate and up-to-date information regarding some of the impacts expected due to this event.

Please visit the below event page to stay informed and to find out how you can enjoy the event and the festival atmosphere the City will be creating in partnership with Surf Life Saving Australia and Tourism WA.

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Annual Report and EGM

At this week’s Council Meeting, Council endorsed the 2021-2022 Annual Report and Annual Financial Statements, which will be presented at the Electors’ General Meeting (EGM) at 6.00pm on Wednesday 22 March at the City of Stirling Administration Centre.

City of Stirling electors are invited to attend the 2021-2022 EGM for review of the contents of the Annual Report, incorporating the 2021-2022 Annual Financial Statements and any other general business.

The EGM Agenda and the Annual Report and Financial Statements are available on the City’s website.

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Big announcement ahead of Perth Glory Pride Rounds this weekend

The City of Stirling is hoping for a sell-out crowd for this Saturday’s Pride Celebration Liberty A-League Women’s showdown with Brisbane Roar at Macedonia Park.

The Perth Glory women’s fixture is a part of the ongoing Perth Glory A-League home season here in the City, and signifying the code’s ongoing commitment to making football accessible and inclusive for everyone.

With only a few rounds to go before the final game on 1 April 2023, it is hoped that locals will flock to the ground both to cheer on the Glory, but also to celebrate the recent engagement of Perth Glory skipper Tash Rigby to her partner and Fremantle Dockers star player and former Glory plater Ange Stannett.

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Artwork flourishes in new home

Image: Lawley Ward Councillors Joe Ferrante and Suzanne Migdale with artist 'Addam' at the new artworks which have been installed at Hamer Park and Inglewood Oval

WA artist Addam, known for blurring the boundaries between jewellery, sculpture and architecture, recently delivered two sculptures based on the shapes and colours of native banksia flowers and orchids which will officially be opened this March at Hamer Park and Inglewood Oval.

The redeveloped Moyle Pavilion at Inglewood Oval and Hamer Park Clubrooms were officially opened in April 2022 as the home of the Mount Lawley Inglewood Junior Football Club, the Mount Lawley Inglewood Cricket Club, the Mount Lawley Amateur Football Club and the Perth Baseball Club.

The City commissioned a public artwork to enhance the space surrounding the $6.3 million redevelopment project.

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Mountain bike plan consultation closing soon

The City of Stirling is seeking community feedback to help guide the development of the City’s Mountain Bike Plan, with submissions closing on 6 March 2023.

Using funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the City aims to create a diverse network of trails to meet the growing popularity of the sport, unlocking health and economic benefits to the local community that mountain biking can bring.

Visit the project page and use the map to drop a pin on your preferred location to have your say. Alternatively, you can contact the City on 9205 8555 or email

Learn more.

Double click for digital democracy

The City of Stirling has been working hard over several years to bring together a suite of digital democracy tools to improve access for community members to engage with the City.

These tools include the City’s online Public Question Time and Deputation submission forms, e-Petitions, live-streaming of Council meetings, and the newly launched online Freedom of Information (FOI) application process.

As the City moves forward to achieve the vision and objectives set out in its Strategic Community Plan, Sustainable Stirling 2022-2032, it is essential that our community members have multiple avenues to access information, and to provide input and feedback.

The City is committed to being transparent, ethical and accountable in all our decision making, and is supporting this commitment by making engaging with our processes easier.

Learn more.

Rebate helps protect your business

Image: Balga Ward Councillor Andrea Creado discussing community safety measures such as the CCTV rebate with City security at Nollamara Shopping Centre.

The City of Stirling has launched a CCTV Rebate Program for businesses and residents within the City. This means more cameras protecting your property from potential criminal activity.

The program will provide eligible business owners with a rebate of up to $500 towards the installation or improvement of CCTV systems that include a public facing view such as carparks, footpaths or roads.

Applications will close on 28 April 2023.

Learn more.

What's on in the City

With so much happening in the City, find out about some of the must-not-miss events coming up this March!

To find out more about these and other exciting events, visit the City's events calendar.

Events calendar.

Bunuru — season of adolescence

Local Aboriginal-owned graphic design agency, Norlap Creative, partnered with artist Teresa Miller to create six original artworks for the City of Stirling that share the story of the six Nyoongar seasons and Mooro Country native flora and fauna. The above artwork represents Bunuru or second summer.

Bunuru is the hottest time of the year with little to no rain. Hot easterly winds continue with a cooling sea breeze most afternoons if you're close to the coast. Therefore, traditionally this was, and still is, a great time for living and fishing by the coast, rivers and estuaries. Because of this, freshwater foods and seafood made up major parts of the diet during this time of year.

Bunuru is also a time of the white flowers with lots of white flowering gums in full bloom, including Jarrah, Marri and Ghost Gums.