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The local community describes Innaloo as a central 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 Innaloo’s neighbourhood and helps the City rethink how we deliver services with a local focus. 

While the name Innaloo was adopted in 1927, it was originally referred to as Njookenbooroo, believed to be derived from the Aboriginal name for Herdsman Lake or a nearby swamp. 

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

Local plans

Residential development

Extensive development in the area began in the 1940s with street names taken from Greek mythology and the passenger list from the ship Rockingham. Residences in Innaloo are primarily single detached homes, built around the time of World War Two. Most are of timber-frame construction and reflect post-war design standards.

Innaloo also contains a scattering of duplex homes and recently built units, which are gradually replacing older housing stock. The majority of these newer dwellings are of brick and tile construction and have a modern design.

Public open space and community infrastructure

The Stirling City Centre (part of the Stirling Regional Centre) contains commercial and retail facilities, servicing the local population and surrounding region. This commercial area includes Westfield Innaloo Shopping Centre and forms a focal point for the suburb. Originally built in 1967, it was one of the first large-scale suburban shopping centres in the metropolitan area.

Located on Scarborough Beach Road, the Stirling City Centre includes shopping and community facilities, as well as restaurants and a cinema complex in neighbouring Woodlands. Innaloo also contains a local shopping centre on Morris Place that provides for the daily needs of residents.

Innaloo has 13 local open spaces, two community open spaces and two district open spaces, amounting to 18ha of public open space. Birralee Park contains a range of sporting facilities and Yuluma Park offers lawn bowls and tennis. The area is also home to a recreation centre and 2 primary schools serving educational needs.

External projects

Council investment

Financial year 2023 - 2024

  • Road Resurfacing, Ellen Stirling Boulevard
  • Road Resurfacing, Cedric Street
  • Road Resurfacing, Liege Street and Pearson Street Intersection


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