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The local community describes Hamersley as a green, quiet and peaceful 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 Hamersley’s neighbourhood and helps the City rethink how we deliver services with a local focus. 

Named after the family that settled in the area after arriving at the Swan River Colony in 1837, the low-lying areas within Hamersley were used for market gardening during the early years and the remaining land was largely undeveloped. 

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

First owned by Edward Hamersley who, after his death, passed the land on to his son Samuel, major residential growth in Hamersley did not occur until more than 100 years later.

It occurred in two stages:

  • The western section was subdivided and developed in the early 1970s 
  • The eastern portion was subdivided later in the decade and continued into the 1980s.

Hamersley was the first suburb in the region to be guided by the principles of cul-de-sac design, which later formed the basis for other subdivisions within the northern corridor.

The suburb is characterised by modern, single residential dwellings and duplex developments and the majority of homes within Hamersley are built from brick and tile with an average lot size of 750m2.

As the first area to be developed, the western section of the suburb is dominated by single-storey residential dwellings, originating from the 1970s. Eastern Hamersley contains more recent developments, a large proportion of which have 2 storeys.

Public open space and community infrastructure

Hamersley has 23ha of public open space which includes 19 local open space's, one community open space and one district open space. These public open spaces are scattered throughout Hamersley, such as the Eglinton Aintree Reserve, which is centrally located and provides the suburb with a community recreation centre.

A small commercial strip along Erindale Road serves local shopping needs and two primary schools provide education requirements.

External projects

Council investment

Financial year 2023 - 2024

  • Hamersley Community Hub Stage 1


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