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Image of Rainbow Bee Eater mural by Kerise Delacoure

The local community describes Carine as green, safe, family friendly neighbourhood. To better understand what is means to be ‘a local’ our suburb profile seeks to understand the local stories Koora (past), Yeyi (present), Boordawan (future) and respond to Ngalang Maya (our place). This snapshot identifies the unique character of Carine’s neighbourhood and helps the City rethink how we deliver services with a local focus.

Carine, named after two swamps in the area, was largely undeveloped until the 1960s, but is now considered the heart of suburbia, with a large proportion of double-storied houses to take advantage of ocean views.

What it means to be 'a local'

What you've told us so far

Local issues

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Local focus

The City has created Locally-led Stirling to drive deeper connection at a local suburb level to listen and respond with a local focus.  At the heart of this Locally-led approach is an understanding that local people know what they need and a vision for everyone to get involved in shaping what it means to be “a local”.

We want to bring neighbours together, invest in local stories and inspire opportunities to work together. To find out more about Locally-led Stirling, visit Shaping our City

If you are looking for ways to get involved in your local area, please contact one of the City’s Local Engagement Officers by emailing getinvolved@stirling.wa.gov.au.

Local plans

Residential development

Until recently, the majority of housing within Carine has been single detached residential but, as infill development has increased in popularity, duplexes have become more common. Most of the housing has been built since the 1970s so the area generally contains dwellings of a modern design, with Carine predominantly low density (R20) residential zoning.

The most recently developed section of Carine is to the west of the suburb - brick dominates the choice of construction materials, befitting an area considered the heart of suburbia. A large proprtion of houses are double-storied to take advantage of ocean views, particularly to the west and near the Carine Open Space.

Public open space and community infrastructure

Carine has 29 local open spaces and 1 regional open space, which are provided evenly across the suburb with good walkable proximity to local residents. These public open spaces amount to 77ha, which is the second highest amount of public open pace by area per suburb in the City.

Carine Regional Open Space contains a variety of sporting and recreational activities which supports the surrounding community as well as broader Stirling residents.

Carine provides a number of community infrastructure amenities for the community, such as a skate park, sporting clubrooms, regional playground and public toilets. It is particularly well-provisioned in outdoor sport facilities, providing two tennis hit up walls, three basketball spaces and three full-size tennis and netball courts throughout the suburb.

The Clubrooms at Carine that support the Carine Cats Ball Club has recently been completed, and further improves the sporting amenities available to the community.

Carine has a dedicated dog exercise park at Carine Regional Open Space.

To ensure community infrastructure provision in Carine can continue to support the community, the City is considering new and upgraded infrastructure such as a new regional playground upgrade at Carine Regional Open Space and a future Skat Park upgrade.

External projects

Council investment

Financial year 2023 - 2024

  • Carine Fenced Dog Park Remediation


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