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    • Please note there is no Justice of the Peace service at our Main Administration Centre today, Thursday 7 December. The service will return on Friday 8 December between 11.00am and 2.00pm.

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    • City services at Scarborough Community Hub, including library and leisure centre will be closed to the public on Saturday 9 December and Sunday 10 December due to Western Power electrical works.

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The local community describes Glendalough as a nature filled, connected 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 Glendalough’s neighbourhood and helps the City rethink how we deliver services with a local focus. 

Glendalough means 'valley of the lakes', as it is located between Lake Monger and Herdsman Lake. The majority of housing is brick and tile with timber floors. Find out more about Glendalough, including residential and community development. 

What it means to be a 'local'

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  • Glendalough Open Space 
    Jon Sanders Dr, Glendalough WA 6016 

    Herdsman Lake Walking Group 
    6.00pm, Monday to Friday 

    Local schools 
    Chrysalis Montessori School

  • The name honours a Catholic centre in Ireland, where a hermitage was established in the 7th Century. A crown grant for Glendalough and a portion of Herdsman Lake was made in 1837 to Thomas Helms and eventually transferred to Bishop Gibney in 1887, who leased much of it to market gardeners.

    The locality of Glendalough has a strong association with the Catholic Church with the northern portion passing through several orders of the Roman Catholic Church until 1921, when the Little Sisters of the Poor used it as a site for a rest home.

    In 1949, the State Housing Commission bought part of Glendalough for subdivision and began to develop the area. Five of the early streets surveyed in the locality, including Leeder Street and Powis Street, were named after passengers on the ship Rockingham.

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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

Glendalough is characterised by a significant number of grouped and multiple-unit residential developments with older character housing interspersed throughout.

The majority of post-war housing was built of brick and tile, often with timber floors, while the unit developments in Glendalough were built in the 1970s. Most of the units within the area are concentrated around Harborne Street and Cayley Street, near Glendalough train station.

With the exception of the high-rise unit developments, the majority of residential development does not exceed 2 storeys.

Public open space and community infrastructure

Glendalough contains 3ha of public open space with two local open spaces. Glendalough is located adjacent to the significant regional recreational reserves of Lake Monger and Herdsman Lake.

There is a small shopping centre on the corner of Powis Street and Harborne Street, which provides for local needs.

Glendalough contains two schools, the Lake Monger Primary School and the Chrysalis Montessori School, as well as a senior citizens home.

Significant landmarks

Significant landmarks include the Glendalough Parish, originally built in 1898 as a reform school. It was the first building established by the Catholic Church within the boundaries of the City of Stirling.

Glendalough train station was built as part of Perth's northern suburbs transit system and provides Glendalough residents with convenient access to public transport with many using it as a transfer station for buses to Scarborough Beach.

A small section of Glendalough adjoining Lake Monger is officially outside the bounds of the City of Stirling.

External projects

Council investment

Financial year 2023 - 2024


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