Stirling Scene

Welcome to the December edition of Stirling Scene

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Information contained in the below sections is accurate as of the October Scene release date, Thursday 23 December 2021.

Welcome to the Christmas 2021 edition of Stirling Scene.

The Premier Mark McGowan MLA has announced today that a single COVID-19 case has been detected in the community, which will require an indoor face mask mandate and cancellation of major public events.

A number of potential exposure sites have been identified across Perth, including in Mirrabooka, Joondalup, Girrawheen, Perth and the CBD, Subiaco, Northbridge, and Scarborough – with more likely to be identified in the coming days.

If you have been to any of the exposure sites – or if you are feeling unwell – it is important to get tested.

This week as we prepare for the Christmas and New Years break, I am glad to report that we finished the year with the achievement of several major milestones.

Phase 1 of the Stephenson Avenue Extension is being delivered by the City of Stirling and is now partially open, with a new link from Scarborough Beach Road to Oswald Street giving shoppers increased access to Westfield Innaloo.

Council recently endorsed a 12-month trial of e-Rideable scooters, which aims to test the technology and hire model throughout the City. WA Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti and I tested some of the equipment to be provided by proponent Neuron this week, and look forward to launching the trial in due course.

The City's Trackless Tram concept has also made a big move forward, with engineering firm SMEC appointed to contribute to the business case.

We have also worked closely with 40 other local governments and WALGA to develop a joint buying group, collectively achieving the first joint renewables and carbon offset aggregation project of its kind in Australia to be authorised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). 

Travel writer Chris Parry also recently acknowledged the Sunset Coast Explorer Bus as the 'best free tour in WA' and highlighted Mount Flora Museum on the ABC’s Hidden Treasures program. In other good news, the City’s Naala Djookan Healing Centre won Bronze at the 10th IPAA WA Achievement Awards earlier this month.

We have also been working hard to ensure we are compliant with the requirements in the WA Government's mandatory vaccination program.

Finally, from my family to yours, I wish you a very Merry Christmas, and happy and safe New Year, and look forward to updating you on life in the City of Choice in 2022.

Mark Irwin

Waste On-Demand optimised digital service offering

On the 15 November 2021, the Relationship Management System (RMS) Project went live with the latest digital edition. Some of the benefits our residents can now enjoy include:

  • Access to a simple and easy online form for all on-demand services
  • Waste On-Demand field staff have access to real time information enabling quick actioning of services and timely updates to residents about their services 
  • The City will have a 360 degree view of all on-demand services contained in the one system.

The RMS Project Team's vision was to strengthen collaboration and exchange of accurate information and visibility relating to on-demand waste services.

Read more.

Trackless Tram business case moving ahead

Trackless Trams are another step closer to travelling the streets of the City of Stirling, with the recent appointment of SMEC, a global engineering, management and development consultancy.
With $2 million in Australian Government funding, the City is working with innovative public transport experts to develop a business case to support the implementation of a Trackless Tram system.

Trackless Trams will form the backbone of the Stirling City Centre project, which is the City's long-term strategic plan to provide modern transport and amenities to make Stirling Perth's second CBD.

Read more.

Renewable electricity purchase agreement puts City on track

The endorsement of a landmark three-year, renewable electricity Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) has put the City on track to meet its interim sustainable energy targets.

The PPA will enable to the City to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 16 per cent by 2025 and 46 per cent by 2030, a significant component of the City’s 70 per cent emissions reduction target by 2030.

Read more.

Community Board Games at Bob Daniel Community Centre

Community Board Games at Bob Daniel Community Centre – Inglewood commenced in 2016 and celebrated their 50th session on Saturday 18 December.

The longevity of the free community event series can be attributed to the dedicated City of Stirling volunteers Adam and Mim, who facilitate these events.

The free, welcoming, intergenerational event runs the third Saturday of each month. People can bring their own snacks and games to play or join in games provided.

For more information or to get involved, please contact Community Service Officer Rosanne Sinagra on (08) 9205 7765.

Community Cookbook selling like hot cakes

The Stirling Community Cookbook - From your table to ours - is a collection of recipes from the City of Stirling's diverse and multicultural community.

The cookbook is selling out fast, but is still available to purchase from all Stirling Libraries and the Administrative Centre for $15, with all proceeds going toward the Stirling Community Kitchen initiative. 

Stirling Women's Workshop event

The Community Services team is holding an event on 5 January 1.00pm - 2.00pm to familiarise women with the newly renovated ‘women’s workshops’ space at Scarborough Hub, Leisure Building 2.

Check out the freshly renovated “Women’s Workshop” space, and tell us what you would like to see happening.

Tea and coffee will be provided. Please also bring a keep cup if you have one, and RSVPs via Eventbrite are essential. If you have one, please bring a charged smartphone as we will be using interactive presentation software, Mentimeter.

Mount Flora Museum a great stop along the Sunset Coast Explorer

The City's Mount Flora Museum will be open on Sundays from 12.00 noon - 3.00pm in January 2022 (closed Sunday 2 January).

Come and see some amazing artefacts and learn about our community's history.

Then climb up to the roof for the best coastal views in Perth!

Why not include the museum as part of a beachy day trip with the Sunset Coast Explorer? The Sunset Coast Explorer is a free hop-on, hop-off bus service running 7 days a week between Hillarys and Scarborough.

Read more.