Wembley Downs

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The local community describes Wembley Downs as a leafy and clean 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 Wembley Downs’ neighbourhood and helps the City rethink how we deliver services with a local focus.

The name 'Wembley Downs' is actually derived from the name of the local golf course and the name was used by residents before being officially approved in 1959. 

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

Residential dwellings within Wembley Downs are mainly single houses on large individual lots. However, a substantial number of duplexes have been established in recent years as a result of the growing popularity of infill development.

All types of residential dwellings in Wembley Downs are usually built of brick, though the design of houses varies considerably. Many buildings from the 1960s are of the International style and there are also examples of houses of almost every design genre from the 1950s to the present.

Public open space and community infrastructure

The primary commercial and retail centre in Wembley Downs is 'The Downs', which is located in the north of the suburb on Weaponess Road.

The suburb is well provided with 11ha of public open space including 9 local open spaces and 2 district open spaces. The most notable reserve is the Wembley Golf Complex, which is managed by the Town of Cambridge. Luketina Reserve and the Empire Avenue Reserve provide facilities for a range of recreational pursuits including tennis and football.

External projects

Council investment

Financial year 2023 - 2024

  • Wembley Downs Tennis Club Renewal
  • Drainage Upgrade, Buxton Road
  • Drainage Upgrade, Weaponess Road
  • Hale-Weaponess Traffic Signal Upgrade


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