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The local community describes Churchlands as caring, diverse and 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 Churchlands neighbourhood and helps the City rethink how we deliver services with a local focus. 

Churchlands received its name after the land was sold to Catholic Bishop Matthew Gibney, and little development occurred in Churchlands until extensive subdivisions took place the 1980s.

What it means to be a 'local'

What you've told us so far

Local issues

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

Local plans

Residential development

Residential dwellings are characterised by large, modern two storey designs that have an average lot size of 850 m2 while the popularity of infill development has resulted in duplexes and units becoming a significant form of residential construction throughout the area.

A small deli and growers' market on Flynn Street meet local shopping needs.

Public open space and community infrastructure

Churchlands has 8ha of public open space, which includes seven local open spaces and one community open space, with good walkable proximity to local residents.

A significant landmark is Herdsman Lake, an important regional recreational area and wildlife sanctuary offering a number of educational and passive recreational opportunities for local residents and the wider community.

External projects

Council investment

Financial year 2023 - 2024

  • New Footpath, Otram Way


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