Stirling Scene

Welcome to the September 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 September Scene release date, Friday 1 October 2021.

Welcome to the September edition of Stirling Scene.

As the election draws closer and ballots hit mailboxes, this is a unique opportunity for you to engage with the City and the work we do with our local community.

Candidates and Councillors are pounding the pavement, talking to locals, and starting discussions with their new ideas and fresh perspectives. But it is all for nothing if your voice isn't part of the debate.

To better engage with our community, our online engagement hub 'Your Say Stirling' has been re-imagined as Shaping our City, a one-stop shop for the City's engagement.

To better communicate with our community, we launched a survey to re-shape our e-newsletters and received over 1,000 responses – thank you to everyone who had their say.

And to better serve our community, we are continuing to support and improve the more than 200 services and programs the City funds, such as the Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program, which will open up applications for mentees on 12 October.

Continuous improvement to us means a responsive City that isn't stuck in the past or chained to the status quo, but rather a customer service-orientated organisation that is dedicated to doing better tomorrow than we did today. We can only succeed in that endeavour if you are a part of the journey.

So I encourage you to get involved, come along to events, vote in the upcoming election, be a part of shaping our City, and make sure your voice is heard.

Mark Irwin

Shaping our City

The City is always looking to improve how we communicate with our community about matters that impact them, including projects and initiatives that are going through a consultation process.
To ensure that our residents and customers always have the most up to date information, and to have all project information in one location, we have re-imagined the City’s Your Say Stirling web page to the new Shaping our City page.

This page is now a one-stop shop where you can get information on short, medium and long term projects, as well as having your say on active community engagements.


Paw-some Day Out is an awesome day out

Mark your calendars for the City’s most paw-pular doggy event of the year.

With over 50 stallholders, exciting competitions, free giveaways and more, you and your pooch are set for a great day out.

This year’s Paw-some Day Out will feature a Halloween theme so you might want to dress up!

The event will be held on Sunday, 31 October between 8.30am – 12.30pm at the Carine Regional Open Space.

Read more and su-paw-t the event at

Follow the City on social media for latest updates

Did you know that the City of Stirling regularly provides short updates like these across our social media accounts?

Follow us on the below platforms to stay up to date with the latest info and announcements as they happen.

  • Facebook | from project updates to exciting events and everything in between
  • Instagram | our picture perfect places and fantastic local businesses
  • Twitter | to follow City media releases
  • LinkedIn | doing business in the City, working at the City and exciting initiatives happening around the City
  • YouTube | for all of the City's video content and campaigns.

Follow us here!

Firebreak preparation essential ahead of summer heat

All residents are legally required to install and maintain firebreaks from 30 November – 31 March. Failure to comply will result in a $250 penalty.
Please ensure your property meets the City's fire preparedness requirements. What we choose to do, or not do, impacts our neighbours and the whole community.
Find out what the requirements are for homeowners and how you can help at

Community Tree Planting program 🌳

Community Tree Planting Program events have wrapped up for the year, with about 450 volunteers involved in planting hundreds of street trees in 2021.

Newly planted street trees will be watered deeply on a weekly basis over the warmer months. If you have a young street tree on the verge near your property, you can help it along by giving it an extra bucket or two of water during warmer weeks.

Plans for next year’s tree planting program are already underway so we can continue to green the City’s streets and involve the community.

Read more here.

Learn to Swim ahead of summer

Our Learn to Swim program operates 50 weeks of the year at Stirling Leisure Centres – Leisurepark Balga and Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre, Inglewood.

At Scarborough Beach Pool, preschool classes and levels 1-3 run from October to April, while levels 4-14 and Adult classes run October to July.

Enrolment in our Learn to Swim program includes a weekly lesson and unlimited access to the pool. Stirling Leisure Centres have now developed a quick and easy enrolment method to suit all levels and members.

All Learn to Swim classes will continue in the Terry Tyzack outdoor pools during the internal refurbishments, with the exception of ‘Aqua Babies’ classes which will be available from Leisurepark Balga.

Alternative classes are also available at Scarborough Beach Pool from Monday 11 October.

Enrol today!

New bag drop locations for Containers for Change

The City of Stirling will be implementing four new Containers for Change sites to make it easier for our customers to “bag drop” containers at easily accessible locations.

  • Trigg Beach carpark (24hrs)
  • Bina Parkland carpark (24hrs)
  • Herb Graham Recreation Centre carpark (24hrs)
  • Robinson Reserve / Osborne Park Bowling Club carpark (9.00am - 6.00pm)

Customers who have a Scheme ID need to remove all lids, secure all bags, clearly write their Scheme ID and phone number on the bags, and then deposit in the green bins. If you do not have a Scheme ID, visit

You will receive funds directly into your bank or PayPal account (whichever you have used to register with the scheme).

Read more.

Get your recycling fridge magnet

The City of Stirling wants to hear from you about waste and recycling!

Complete our quick two-minute quiz to order your free yellow-top recycling bin magnet*.

*Subject to availability.

Complete the survey here.

City committed to eliminate the use of glyphosate

The City has commenced its program to eliminate the use of glyphosate in the road reserve. Council approved this five-year program in November 2020, subject to budget considerations each year.

The first year will see a 40 per cent reduction in use on the road reserve, replaced by hot steam spraying on all footpaths that are adjacent to property boundaries.


Caltrop is found mostly on dry sandy soils. It can extract soil moisture from great depths, allowing the plant to thrive under very dry conditions.

In the City of Stirling, this weed is likely to affect recreational activities as the sharp, rigid spines on its fruit can easily penetrate human skin. It can also damage the feet of animals, and if eaten, can harm the mouths and internal organs of native wildlife and pets.

Read more.