Stirling Scene

Welcome to the July edition of Stirling Scene

The City’s Stirling Scene magazine is now a monthly e-newsletter delivered directly to your inbox. 

Stay up to date with a selection of articles about City projects, local news and upcoming events and activities. Click here to subscribe to the newsletter.

Information contained in the below sections is accurate as of the July Scene release date, Thursday 22 July 2021.

Message from the Mayor

Our Stirling State Emergency Services (SES) team has once again proved their courage and selflessness this month, responding admirably to the recent storm damage.  

The response by the SES, various City of Stirling teams and countless community members has been fantastic and a credit to all involved. Whether its maintenance workers responding to property damage after hours, volunteers putting in time to sandbag their local club during the flooding or community-minded people clearing debris, we have excellent community spirit here in the City of Stirling to be proud of.

We recently celebrated NAIDOC week from 4-11 July, which was highlighted by Nyoongar Elder Oriel Green winning a Medal in the Order of Australia (OAM) as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Oriel is a founding member of the City’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Working Group and continues to contribute greatly towards our reconciliation journey. She received the award for her service to the indigenous community of WA (mainly through her work in the education space) and is a well-deserved recipient.

In further local wins, Bina Parkland has once again been recognised for an award, with Ecoscape winning the highest ‘Award of Excellence’ in the Parks and Open Space category at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (AILA) WA Landscape Architecture Awards. Bina previously won the prestigious 'Park of the Year' at the annual Parks and Leisure Australia (WA) Regions Awards of Excellence.

Inglenooks also won the award for Community Contribution at the AILA event, having previously won both the Australian Institute of Architecture’s WA Chapter Great Place Award and the 2021 Great Place Award at the National Awards for Planning Excellence.

The City has also been alive with community events, such as the Osborne Hub 50 Year anniversary workshops, community tree plantings and a volunteer barbecue at Scarborough Beach. More events like Jazz By The Beach are coming up in August.

Mark Irwin

Neighbourhood Event Series all wrapped up

Over the past year, the City presented a new series of hyper-local neighbourhood events, including a collection of markets, pop-up performances and family fun days that united our community and boosted local businesses during these challenging times.

A total of 12 events were held between October and April, including Vintage Carnival, Circus de Main Street, Gourmet on the Green, Movies at Munro, and Bina Parkland Community Fun Day.
The City would like to thank all the residents who supported their local neighbourhood event - we hope you enjoyed it!

Missed the photos? You can view them all on the City's Facebook.

Check out the photos!

Stirling Community Cookbook celebrates diverse flavours

Calling all cooks! Help us celebrate 50 years of the City of Stirling by being a part of the Stirling Community Cookbook.

To showcase our diverse local community, the City is creating a special one-off cookbook to celebrate this milestone.

Please submit your family recipes either in English and or your home language for consideration for publication by 31 August 2021.

Recipe submission can be sent to: or in person at Stirling Libraries - Mirrabooka, 21 Sudbury Rd, Mirrabooka WA 6061.

Australian Masters coming to Stirling

The 2021 Australian Masters Games are being held in Perth from 9-16 October 2021. The event is one of Australia’s largest regular multisport festivals for 30+ year olds, and with an extensive sport program of over 50 different sports and no qualification criteria, other than meeting the minimum age requirement, there is something for everyone!

The games will be held across Perth, with several sports being played in the City of Stirling:

  • Beach Bocce – Scarborough Beach
  • Softball – Mirrabooka International Softball Stadium
  • Table Tennis – Scarborough Leisure Centre
  • Taekwondo – Stirling Leisure Centre – Hamersley
  • Touch Football – Charles Riley Reserve
  • Wrestling – Herb Graham Recreation Centre
  • Beach Wrestling – Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre.

Visit the AMG website to see what sports are on near you, and visit the City's website to book accommodation.

City joins Climate Council Partnership

The City has recently joined the Cities Power Partnership (CPP), which is facilitated by the Climate Council.

Council committed to join the CPP in late 2020 and this pledge was further supported in the recent adoption of the Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) – (Corporate) 2020-2030.

The SEAP is a pragmatic and progressive plan to achieve 100 per cent of the City’s electricity from renewables and reduce overall emissions by 70 per cent by 2030.

More information about the SEAP (Corporate) 2020-2030 is available on the City’s Your Say Stirling project page

Biennial Art Awards and Exhibition

The City’s biennial Art Awards and Exhibition will next take place from 29 October to 7 November 2021 and will feature new work from Western Australian artists, including those living within the City of Stirling.

Entries are open from 1 September to 24 September. For details, visit the City’s website or contact the Arts Project Officer on 9205 8425.

Visit the website for entry details.

Pictured: The 2020 Highly Commended: Places Category winner was Amanda Manning with ‘Australia within Australia’.

Spill the Tea a roaring success

The City of Stirling’s inaugural Spill the Tea event kicked off this month, with young LGBTQIA+ members of the community coming to network over hot chocolate.

This event was sponsored by the City as part of our Youth Framework 2019-2013, which recognises young people are one of our community’s greatest assets. It says “a young person’s experience, views and needs may also be shaped by intersecting identities including race, culture gender, sexuality, socio-economic background and disability.”

The City would like to thank Gerry Matera, owner of the host venue Black Pig Deli and Vice President of Pride WA, for supporting the event.

Read the framework.

Local Government Election this October

Cast a vote that matters in your Local Government Election and have a say in the facilities and services provided in your community. The election will be held on Saturday 16 October 2021.
To vote in the 2021 Local Government Elections you must be enrolled, either:

  • as a resident, or
  • on the City of Stirling Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Roll. 

The voting rolls close at 5.00pm on Friday 27 August 2021.
Residents who wish to enrol or update existing enrolments must complete an enrolment form or enrol online via the Australian Electoral Commission

Get involved in the elections here.