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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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The local community describes Joondanna as a family friendly, green and diverse 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 Joondanna’s neighbourhood and helps the City rethink how we deliver services with a local focus. 

Originally named "Joondanna Heights", subdivision of the suburb of Joondanna saw rapid development in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and by 1958 little vacant land was available.

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 getinvolved@stirling.wa.gov.au.

Local plans

Residential development

Land at Joondanna was first granted to T. R. C. Walters in 1840, however little development occurred until after World War II. Subdivision of Joondanna commenced in 1939, and the late 1940s and early 1950s saw rapid development, to the extent that by 1958 little vacant land was available.

Until recent years, single detached houses dominated Joondanna. However, many of the old timber-framed workers' houses from the 1940s and 1950s have been removed to make way for new developments. This has resulted in the construction of numerous units in Joondanna, although single detached dwellings still remain the dominant form of housing in the suburb.

Public open space and community infrastructure

Joondanna has 3ha of public open space which includes seven local open spaces and one community open space. The largest park within the region surrounds the water tower on Roberts Street and Albert James Park also provides for passive recreation.

Joondanna contains a number of small shops to cater for daily grocery needs. 

Significant landmarks

St Denis church was built for Servite Fathers in 1967, designed by Ernest Rossen and with interiors by Iris Rossen, it is an excellent example of late Twentieth Century church architecture distinguished by its detached sculptural forms and internal lighting on rough-finished perimeter walls.

The water tower located on Roberts Street is a significant element of the landscape and is highly visible from surrounding areas. The well-landscaped section of Wanneroo Road that borders the eastern sector of Joondanna provides an attractive gateway to the area.

External projects

Council investment

Financial year 2023 - 2024

  • Joondanna Reserve Landscape Upgrade


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