Urban projects

Learn about the City's projects, strategies and placemaking initiatives. 

Scarborough Beach Road activity corridor

Following various community consultation sessions and public advertising, Council has adopted a planning framework for the Scarborough Beach Road West Area. The Scarborough Beach Road West Area is located on Scarborough Beach Road between Hinderwell Street and Odin Road. The Planning framework is now fully operational and is made up of 3 documents including an Activity Corridor Strategy, a Local Development Plan and Amendment 65 to Local Planning Scheme No.3. The objective of this planning framework is to facilitate the delivery of transit lanes for buses in the short term and light rail in the future with appropriately scaled pedestrian friendly mixed use transit hubs at existing centres between Innaloo and Scarborough Beach.

The Planning Strategy is an overarching document which provides the basis for land use and built form changes in the Scarborough Beach Road West Area. The Local Development Plan contains detailed development provisions for residential and commercial properties. Amendment No.65 is the document which rezoned the Scarborough Beach Road West Area to allow for further mixed use development and an increase in residential density.

The Document focuses on the following key elements:

  • Land use

  • Built form

  • Movement Network

  • Public Realm.

Both an Integrated Transport Strategy and a Landscaping Masterplan of supporting documents have is also been prepared in conjunction with Planning Strategy and Detailed Area Plans.

Scarborough redevelopment

Scarborough Beach parking consultation - survey feedback

The City of Stirling received 840 responses to the survey which was a great result and a lot of responses to the survey expressed similar themes.

To give you an indication on the feedback, the City received positive responses with 54% supporting the proposed Scarborough Beachfront Parking Scheme while 29% of respondents were negative. The remaining 17% of the responses were indifferent or gave no comment.

The City also received various other responses to this question including; 'nothing', 'mostly free parking', 'range of options', 'plenty of it, too much' and 'good to have time limits'.

The Responses to the second question 'What could we do to improve the scheme?' included a variety of answers including 'more all day parking', 'more 1 hour parking', 'reduce parking', 'make 1 hour zones 90 minutes or 2 hours', 'small amount of pool user parking', 'parking bays for surf lifesaving volunteers', 'build a multi storey car park (away from the beach)', 'underground parking', 'CAT bus' and 'free parking for residents/resident permits'.

The final question in the feedback survey, 'Have we overlooked anything? produced a range of feedback as well with 'more parking', 'too much parking in front of cafés blocking views', 'road access and traffic flow', 'better signage for Wilson Parking' and 'management of streets 4 blocks away'.

It was interesting to note the range of responses, for example, some thought there was not enough parking while others thought there was too much. Some thought the timing was too long while others though it was too short. There were also a number of issues raised which were outside the scope of this consultation including; providing more parking (through underground or multi story car parks), future access issues, not selling Reserve Street car park, taking over Manning Street car park as well as the provision of a CAT bus.  

Based on the responses received, we believe that the draft scheme was largely accurate although the time limits of the zones should be reviewed.  It was noted that there should be no more than 2 different time zones (not including 'unlimited') and that these zones should be 4 hours and 2 hours. The Reserve Street, Manning Street (paid) and Rendezvous (paid) carparks provide all day alternatives. The City has also engaged directly with the surf club on usage of the 'Authorised Vehicles' area to ensure there is sufficient parking for their patrolling members.

As a result of considering the feedback received, the only change to the advertised scheme is in the southern upper carpark where the 1 hour area will be increased to 2 hours and the proposed 4 hour area changed to 2 hour parking. This area would then be able to better service the customers of cafés, restaurants and the pool.

The approved scheme (shown below) will now be implemented on site with relevant signage being installed late in 2017.  

Scarborough Beach Parking FAQ's

Scarborough Redevelopment Project 

On 11 May 2016, the State Government announced the allocation of an additional $18 million investment, over its initial pledge of $30 million by Premier Colin Barnett in January 2015, towards transforming Scarborough Beach foreshore into one of Australia's best beachfronts and tourism hotspots.  The State Government and the City of Stirling will collaborate to invest $75.4 million over the next three years. 

Scarborough Beach Pool

The City's new Scarborough Beach Pool is now open! For entry fees, opening hours, program information and for more information, please visit the Scarborough Beach Pool website.

The City and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority have completed the forward works to prepare the beachfront for the redevelopment works and installed the coloured down-lighting of the roof of the Amphitheatre and the coloured up-lighting of the Clock Tower, in addition to the bronze statues of the surf lifesavers and the public Wi-Fi.

Beaufort Street activity corridor

The City of Stirling initiated the Beaufort Street Activity Corridor project in July 2013 to improve Beaufort Street's pedestrian and urban amenities, and to expand the 'Local Character' of the iconic street.

Following intensive community and landowner consultation, Council adopted the Beaufort Street Strategy, Beaufort Street Local Development Plan, and Amendment 60 to Local Planning Scheme No.3 on 17 May 2016. These documents together provide the framework for Beaufort Street's future development, creating opportunities for activity and encouraging development in keeping with Beaufort Street's character.

Beaufort Street is one of Perth's most vibrant and creative places. It is an important street which connects central Perth with its northeast suburbs and it serves the suburbs of Mount Lawley and Inglewood by offering a wide range of uses and services including shops, offices, restaurants and entertainment.

It is also home to people living in houses, flats and new apartments along the street and nearby. Located close to Perth CBD and with good public transport, Beaufort Street is attractive to medium to higher density housing development.

The City of Stirling identified that Beaufort Street has significant development potential which can utilise the high amenity and vitality of the street. However, street quality is impacted by a hostile car-oriented environment with through-traffic travelling aggressively in and through north-eastern Mount Lawley and Inglewood. The car-oriented environment, together with a lack of parking definition and a poor pedestrian environment, has diminished commercial activity and created a deficient environment in which to locate new higher density housing, without remediating these deficiencies.

Revitalisation of Beaufort Street in northeast Mount Lawley and in Inglewood will be achieved by creating amenity sanitising pedestrians to reinvigorate businesses and provide a congenial location for new residents.

The location

The approximately 2.8 km long Activity Corridor extends between Walcott Street in the southwest and Salisbury Street in the northeast. The Corridor generally includes the properties fronting Beaufort Street, but does not include the nearby residential areas outside of Beaufort Street itself.

Community consultation

A 'Charrette' formed the core of the community and landowner consultation process. A 'Charrette' is a stakeholder-collaborative, design-based process, for which City of Stirling staff and its consultant team set up a temporary design studio at the Civic Hotel on Beaufort Street and developed plans for the corridor over a 10 day period in April 2014.

Urban designers rediscovered Beaufort Street's context, history and decoration and, with community support, found it is important that new buildings and facades should maintain the street's richness and create a satisfying sense of place.

Planning framework

The planning framework for Beaufort Street's revitalisation is provided by the following documents adopted by Council on 17 May 2016:

Beaufort street strategy

The Strategy outlines the vision for the section of Beaufort Street located within the City of Stirling.

Beaufort Street strategy 2016

Beaufort street local development plan

The Local Development Plan includes specific development control provisions such as, building heights, lot boundary setbacks and car parking requirements.

Beaufort Street local development plan

Local Planning Scheme No.3 - Amendment No.60

 The City prepared Scheme Amendment No.60 for the purpose of:

  • Rationalising the various Zones along Beaufort Street
  • Introducing new subdivision requirements and restriction of uses for lots
  • Streamlining the various Additional and Special Uses
  • The City is awaiting the Western Australian Planning Commission's approval of Amendment 60, with gazettal of the Amendment expected in 2017. 

Modifications to character retention guidelines and additional heritage list properties

Council adopted minor modifications to Local Planning Policy 3.1 Character Retention Guidelines for Mount Lawley, Menora and Inglewood to allow sites along Beaufort Street to be redeveloped in accordance with Beaufort Street Local Development Plan.

Beaufort Street place activation  

Since the Charrette in April 2014, much has happened to realise the community's dream of a more lively and beautiful Beaufort Street. This includes a Place Activation Plan for Inglewood and the establishment of the Inglewood on Beaufort community network. The network has adopted the Plan as its working document, and has worked closely with the City to implement it.

Achievements include the Inglewood Night Markets and responding to traders' calls by marking car parking bays along Beaufort Street in the Inglewood Town Centre to benefit trade. Pilot grants to support the community to implement the Plan include the Beaufort Street Green Space grant and the Inglewood Place Activation Grant. The grants have resulted in more trees, lighting, planter boxes, a pop up community garden, and murals.  The City is also partnering with the Beaufort Street Network and private business to bring more art to the street. 

Road widening

The Beaufort Street project was undertaken independently of the road widening and construction works that took place along Beaufort Street. The City collaborated closely with the Public Transport Authority on the construction of a dedicated bus lane for Beaufort Street. However, these works were undertaken prior to the Beaufort Street project.

For further information, please phone our Contact Centre.

Stirling City Centre

The City of Stirling aims to transform the Stirling City Centre into a vibrant, people friendly activity centre built around the Stirling Railway Station.

Stirling City Centre will become a sustainable 21st century city, a hub for a diverse and prosperous community, and a place of wellbeing for everyone.

The aim is to transform the Stirling City Centre into a well-defined, compact centre with mixed use developments well integrated with the Stirling Railway Station.

City Planning held the Stirling City Centre Southern Precinct Open Day on Saturday 10 June 2017 from 10am to 1pm.

Pages from the draft Stirling City Centre Southern Precinct Local Development Plan were on display for the public to view.

Approximately 1300 letters were posted to ratepayers living within a 200m radius of the precinct with over 100 people attending the event throughout the day.

The majority of attendees provided verbal support for the various proposals, however a small number of attendees raised concerns in relation to proposed building standards in Liege Street and the scale of buildings on the Botanica Tavern site.

The Community engagement Event was a success and the Local Development Plan will be amended following the open day and then advertised in the next few months.

Stirling City Centre Structure Plan

On 9 December 2014 Council adopted the Stirling City Centre Structure Plan.  

The Structure Plan was prepared by the City of Stirling and the Western Australian Planning Commission. The Structure Plan outlines an integrated approach to fostering the continued development of the Stirling City Centre.

The new Stirling City Centre is proposed to include some of the following new and existing elements:

  • Redeveloped Innaloo Shopping Centre inclusive of new town square and apartments
  • Redeveloped Event Cinema site with a new local Main Street, shops, offices and apartments
  • Stirling Civic Precinct
  • Osborne Park Hospital
  • Western portion of Osborne Park Industrial Area transitioning into a high amenity mixed use precinct with new primary school and local park
  • Urban Stream and Green Corridor
  • Extension of Stephenson Avenue to Cedric Street and Karrinyup Road
  • Provision for Light Rail Transit infrastructure connecting Glendalough and Stirling rail stations
  • Incremental redevelopment of residential neighbourhoods in the Woodlands, Innaloo and Stirling precincts.

Stirling City Centre structure plan 

Detailed area plans

The Structure Plan defines objectives and requirements for each of the six precincts within the Stirling City Centre. These provisions help inform the preparation of Detailed Area Plans. Each Detailed Area Plan has specific development control requirements such as building heights and lot boundary setbacks.  

Main Street, Osborne Park urban design

In 2016, the City of Stirling in conjunction with Village Well, prepared a Vision & Activation Strategy for the Main Street centre. In preparing the Strategy it was identified that the potential success of the centre is impeded by the poor urban design context in which the existing buildings have been developed.

The Main Street centre in Osborne Park is a cultural hub within the City consisting of a range of commercial premises, cafes, restaurants and community facilities. The poor urban design of the centre, with large setbacks to buildings dominated by parking in front, and the design of Main Street and cross streets enables traffic to speed through the centre with poor amenity for pedestrians.

Recently members of the community asked the Council to undertake and urban design study to identify how Main Street can be designed to become more people friendly. The Urban Design Study includes three rounds of informal consultation (Vision Workshop, Design Workshop, and Open Day). On 9 December 2017 the City of Stirling held a Vision Workshop to develop a new vision for the future of the Main Street Centre and its surrounds in Osborne Park.

The community input from a survey and the Vision Workshop has provided valuable information on ways to improve the Main Street precinct. A copy of the Vision Workshop presentation and consultation report is available below.  

To build on the work undertaken so far the City of Stirling is holding a Design Workshop (see details below) to consider design options for the Main Street Centre and its surrounds that have been developed from the outcomes of the Vision Workshop. The design options will further inform the direction of the urban design study, which seeks to enable the Main Street Centre and its surrounds to transform over the next 35 years. 

Vision Workshop - Saturday 9 December 2017 

The Vision Workshop provided a summary of planning to date and enabled discussion on the key issues and opportunities for the precinct.

The Vision Workshop presentation and consultation report is available below:

Community consultation report 

Mirrabooka Town Centre structure plan

The Mirrabooka Town Centre Structure Plan area is located between Reid Highway, Yirrigan Drive, Mirrabooka Avenue and Northwood Drive.

The City of Stirling is presently preparing a structure plan in consideration of the State Government strategy 'Directions 2031 and Beyond' and state planning policy 'Activity Centres for Perth and Peel'. 

The City is continuing improvements to the Mirrabooka Centre with the extension of Milldale Way to create a main-street, assisting initiatives, and providing new mixed development sites along the main-street. The improvements are aimed at making the Centre a better place for work, shopping, leisure and living.

The Structure Plan will be administered by the City in association with the Local Planning Scheme No.3.

The core aim of the MCSP is: "To create a centre with a diverse range of uses, which is attractive, safe and is a focus for the region's shopping, social housing and service needs."

To achieve this aim the following objectives have been identified for the MCSP:

  • To provide a sound, coordinated strategy for the integrated development of public and private land to facilitate the creation of a safe, successful, vibrant centre, which provides a range of needs for a regional community;
  • To provide sound economic reasoning to substantiate and inform the development of recommendations in relation to land use zoning and allocation of costs;
  • To provide guidance on statutory planning provisions for desired development outcomes for private land within the centre, consistent with the adopted vision;
  • To provide guidance for an implementation strategy that builds on the outcomes of the Mirrabooka Regional Centre Improvement Strategy; and
  • To provide for integration of built form and land uses with public transport infrastructure.

The following projects and documents have contributed to planning in the Mirrabooka centre area:

  • 2000 Enquiry by Design Workshops
  • 2002 Mirrabooka Regional Centre Improvement Strategy (MRCIS)
  • 2004 Draft Local Commercial Strategy
  • 2004 Draft Mirrabooka Regional Centre Design Theme & Guidelines
  • 2005 Draft Mirrabooka Regional Centre - Urban Style Guide
  • 2006 Draft Mirrabooka Regional Centre Parking Strategy
  • 2006 Draft Mirrabooka Regional Centre Outline Development Plan.


The Planning phase of the project requires collecting facts and information for preparation of a draft structure plan report.

Several precincts have been identified for the Mirrabooka centre area. Development standards for land use and building form will be coordinated for these precincts. 

Better suburbs

The City is committed to delivering high-quality urban places and spaces, where people choose to live, work, visit and invest. This includes safe and thriving neighbourhoods with a range of housing, employment, and recreational opportunities, whilst ensuring the protection of the City's natural environment.

The City of Stirling's draft Local Planning Strategy guides the Better Suburbs project. The Strategy aims to:

  • Focus investment, jobs and housing growth on corridors and centres
  • Maintain residential areas of the City for family and larger households
  • Increase tree coverage
  • Improve the overall liveability of the City and
  • Protect and enhance the City's natural environment.

The project will deliver a plan to encourage the development of a range of housing types, improved open spaces and more tree coverage. It will also identify opportunities for growth around centres and along transport corridors and the retention of areas for family housing.

Open day and community festival

The City held a Public Open Day and Community Festival on 26 November 2017 at which the draft plans for the future development of Balga, Dianella, Mirrabooka, Nollamara and Westminster were on display for public viewing and comment.

Please click on the links below to view the plans that were displayed at the Open Day on 26 November 2017.

The draft plans were developed in consultation with the community as part of the community consultation programme that included listening posts (December 2016), Vision and Design Workshops (March – April 2017), and Centre and Corridor Workshops (September – November 2017).     

The City is now working on refining the plans, which it hopes to formally advertise for public comment by mid-2018.  

Shopping centres / neighbourhood centres

Listening posts and community survey

Community consultation for the Better Suburbs project started in December 2016.

The City set up eight listening posts across the Better Suburbs area between 08 December 2016 and 10 December 2016 at the following locations: Mirrabooka Village, Nollamara Shops, Stirling Central, Balga Friday Markets, Mirrabooka Mosque, Nollmara Buddhist Centre and the Mirrabooka Shopping Centre.

City officers talked to landowners, tenants and visitors to learn their views on their suburbs. Participants also completed a survey that covered a range of development issues affecting the better Suburbs area. The Survey was also available on the City's website.

The survey ended on 28 February 2017 by which time the City had received 864 completed surveys.

Vision and design workshops

During March and April 2017, the City held a series of vision/design workshops for at which City officers worked with the participants to create a long-term vision and to generate design options to manage the key planning issues. 

From July to August 2017, the City met with community groups, building industry representatives and State Government Agencies to generate ideas on multi-generational housing, shop houses and centre design. The community and stakeholder inputs will shape the draft plans for the Better Suburbs area, which the City and its consultant team are preparing. 

Community workshops report

Public advertising

The City expects that formal advertising of the Better Suburbs plans will occur towards the middle of 2018. 

Herdsman Glendalough precinct

In 2010 the City began to prepare a Concept Structure Plan for the Herdsman Glendalough Precinct which would provide a solid foundation for a formal statutory Structure Plan. The document set the vision for the area as one which will transform over time from a car dominated business park and highway corridor into an intense and well-connected mixed use precinct, characterised by high amenity for pedestrians, residents and workers.

The Concept Structure Plan was formally advertised in 2011 with the final modifications being noted by Council on 13 December 2011.

The Herdsman Business Park and Glendalough Station Transport Strategy was also prepared in 2010 as an accompanying document to the Concept Structure Plan.

In summary the Transport Strategy addresses with the following:

  • Access
  • Road Network
  • Public Transport
  • Walking and Cycling
  • Parking.

In 2013 the City began preparing the Herdsman Glendalough Structure Plan and Detailed Area Plans. These documents build upon the work previously carried out in the earlier Concept Structure Plan, and will provide the statutory framework for development to occur.

A number of supporting documents have also been prepared in conjunction with Herdsman Glendalough Structure Plan and Detailed Area Plan as per State Government Requirements. These include:

  • Community Infrastructure Plan
  • Retail Needs Assessment
  • Urban Design and Landscaping Strategy
  • Yield Analysis Report
  • Utilities Infrastructure Strategy
  • District Water Management Strategy/Local Water Management Strategy.

In 2014 a Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) Amendment Request was forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission to rezone the area under the MRS from Industrial to Urban. Also in 2014, Council initiated an amendment to Local Planning Scheme No.3 (LPS3) to rezone from various zones to "development zone". Both the Structure Plan and Detailed Area Plan were advertised for public comment between January and March 2015.

Useful documents

Flora Terrace parking and urban design study

The Flora Terrace Local Centre has been the subject of ongoing development over the last few years. The centre now exhibits a strong diversity in land uses, including a number of popular cafés and restaurants. However, the success of the Centre has led to a perception that this has caused parking issues.

 In response to these concerns, in late 2016 the City of Stirling commenced the Flora Terrace Parking & Urban Design Study. The purpose of the Study is to examine and respond to parking and urban design considerations within the Flora Terrace local centre, as identified in the image below.

 In order to engage with the local community for the duration of the Study, the City will be organising three consultation events, as follows:

Vision Workshop – held on Saturday 3 December 2016

The Vision Workshop provided a summary of planning to date and enabled discussion on the key issues and opportunities for the precinct.

Design Workshop – held on Saturday, 25 February 2017

The Design Workshop provided an opportunity to 'drill down' to specific details, and enabled consideration of concept plans which will present options for parking and urban design requirements.

Community Open Day – held on Saturday, 29 April 2017

The Community Open Day enabled interested members of the community to walk around and view a series of plans at their leisure.  The documents presented at the Open Day are available to download below. 

Feasibility Study

The feasibility study arises from the Flora Terrace Parking and Urban Design Study endorsed by Council on 14 November 2017.

Community Workshop - held on Saturday, 19 May 2018

The workshop considered development scenarios and delivery options for the possible redevelopment of two commercial lots (Lot 653, HN 109 and Lot 6, HN 113 Flora Terrace) in conjunction with the adjoining community centre lot owned by the City (Lot 50, HN 20 Castle).  The workshop investigated the long-term possibility of providing additional public parking, a public square and improved pedestrian amenity.

Community Open Day - held on Saturday, 15 September 2018

The Community Open day builds on the work undertaken at the Feasibility Workshop held in May 2018 and presented the outcomes of the study. The documents presented at the Open Day are available to download below. 

Dianella Community Play Space

In May 2008, Council endorsed the Dianella Regional Open Space Master Plan. The aim of this master plan is to accommodate the future sport, recreational and environmental needs of reserves users and the local community. The master plan contains a number of strategies that are progressively being implemented as design and funding approvals occur. One of these strategies is the development of a community play space.

The proposed community play space was to provide play facilities for children aged from 3 to 12 years and has been designed to accommodate natural and conventional play, universal access and supporting amenity such as shelters, BBQs and picnic facilities. The Play Space has 3 integrated but distinctive play environments and includes a multitude of elements. Also there is a half court multi-goal facility for older age groups.

The Dianella Play Space has now been completed and is being enjoyed by people of all ages.

Housing strategy

The City of Stirling has adopted a local housing strategy for the next 5 years to guide future provision of housing, assess the role of supporting services and inform residential density reviews, focusing on 7 issues. Find out more about the housing strategy.

The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) requires the City of Stirling to prepare a local housing strategy.

In December 2009, the City of Stirling adopted the Local Housing Strategy 2010 to analyse current housing-related issues, and identify housing needs for the next 5 years, and is awaiting endorsement by the WAPC.

It outlines a set of principles to

  • Guide future provision of housing and residential lots
  • Assess the role of supporting services
  • Inform residential density reviews.

The issues and principles in the housing strategy are also used in the Local Area Planning project to address key issues within each local area.

Please download the Local housing strategy 2010 (PDF) to find out more about the 7 focus areas, namely:

  • Housing provision and needs
  • Public housing & housing affordability
  • Sustainability of the built form
  • Employment and transport
  • Climate change & energy vulnerability
  • Design qualities of infill housing.

Directions 2031 implementation

For further information on either the Local Housing Strategy or the Local Area Planning project please contact City Planning.

Local housing strategy 2010

Integrated cycling strategy

The City of Stirling's Integrated Cycling Strategy (ICS) sits underneath the Integrated Transport Strategy (ITS) and provides more detail on how the strategic objectives of the ITS, in relation to cycling, can be achieved.  

The City of Stirling adopted the Integrated Transport Strategy at its 22 September 2009 meeting after reviewing public comments, and forms the basis for subsequent strategies and implementation plans.  For cycling this has translated to the following outcomes:

  • The City has a bicycle friendly network allowing cyclists to easily travel anywhere within the City
  • Travel by bicycle within the City is safe, direct and convenient with minimal impediment from traffic or pedestrians
  • The movement of cyclists is given priority over the movement of vehicles
  • Safe, secure and appropriate end of trip facilities are provided in major developments, centres and transport modes
  • Cyclist routes are clearly signed and easy to navigate
  • The City actively works to support and encourage community members in cycling for transport, through the provision of education, skills-training and associated services.

At the time the Integrated Transport Strategy was advertised, the City was already in the process of drafting the latest edition of the Bike Plan and had, as part of that process, identified some critical conflicts that required resolution before moving forward.  Rather than progressing cycling on the 'business as usual' model, which was producing those conflicts, it was decided to review these conflicts and, by assessing the relative risks, determine treatment plans and alternate strategies to produce a new model for cycling implementation that could deliver the required outcomes. 

One of the common shortcomings of bike plans, across government in general, was that they failed to address the difference between policy setting (by Council) and implementation (by the administration).  In order to recognise this, the title and content of this document was revised to Integrated Cycling Strategy (ICS) to better align it as a subsidiary document to the City's Integrated Transport Strategy.

Since its release as a public document, following the first stage of consultation in 2011, the initial draft ICS has provided a focal point in many discussions, meetings and workshops in which the City has been involved, and has met with considerable interest and support from a number of other local governments, cycling advocacy groups and elements within the state government agencies.  Recent developments in cycling across the world, together with a greater willingness to see them implemented in WA, have since enabled these concepts to be incorporated into Part Two of the strategy (new).

The Integrated Cycling Strategy, which was formally adopted by Council on 5 May 2015, will determine the strategic direction for cycling for the foreseeable future and set the framework for implementation.  In future cycling should no longer be provided on a piecemeal basis rather the product of detailed route planning and the provision of complete routes.  Following the initial public consultation the document has been divided into two parts, the first of which is essentially a reference document which provides the background study behind the development and sets the scheme for part two.

Part two provides the 'Way forward and 'toolkit' and explains the rationale behind an investment program for cycling based on the development of 'complete routes'. A separate 'Bike Route Development Plan' (BRDP) will identify the Primary and Secondary routes which will form the basis of the City's investment in cycling for the 10-year plan.  This in turn will feed into the 5-year planning horizon which will determine the design program required to underwrite each annual budget submission to Council.  This BRDP is already under development and defines the corridors within which Primary and Secondary cycling routes will be developed.  Once the underlying Strategy has been adopted by Council and the BRDP finalised, it will be uploaded to the City's website as part of the more detailed implementation plan where it will remain available, alongside the ICS, for information and public comment.

As with the footpath program, the individual routes will be weighed with a priority score used to determine the order in which they should be delivered.  As these route corridors are assessed and detailed designs produced consultation within the immediate community will be undertaken at concept stage to ensure that the City can properly accommodate local needs with the wider strategic goals.

The Stirling to Scarborough Bicycle Boulevard is the first major route to be developed, and the concept design is now underway. 

Since the Integrated Cycling Strategy was formally adopted by Council on 5 May 2015, the City has undertaken the Local Bike Route (LBR) review, in accordance with the requirements of the WA Bicycle Network Plan.

This process identified prospective route corridors for the primary and secondary cycling routes discussed in section 7.1 of the ICS (pages 106 & 107).

A key outcome from the LBR review identified that the most significant of those primary routes, warranting early delivery, was a four kilometre long east-west route connecting two of the City's main activity centres:

  • The eastern focus of this route is the 'Strategic Metropolitan Centre' of Stirling, which also benefits from direct connectivity to the primary PSP route along the Mitchell Freeway and Stirling train station
  • The western focus of the route is the District Centre of Scarborough, which is currently the subject of a major redevelopment under the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) and through which runs the primary coastal cycling route.

In October 2015 the City applied to the Department of Transport (DoT) for two year PBN grant funding, for the design and first phase construction of the Stirling to Scarborough Bicycle Boulevard, and was awarded a grant for $345,000 in May 2016. Moorland Street is uniquely placed to be the main focus for this route. 

Moorland street 'Bicycle Boulevard'

The City, in partnership with the Department of Transport who are co-funding this work, has engaged GTA Consultants to progress the initial concepts for this route through to formal public consultation and final design.

Ahead of the formal public meeting, GTA are inviting preliminary comments on the proposals and have provided an overview presentation outlining some of the considerations and options available in providing a route based on the principles of 'Self-Explaining Roads' and 'Safe Active Streets'.  Should you wish to participate in this process you can view the preliminary presentation which can be downloaded after which you are invited to provide comment by completing a survey questionnaire. 


You are, hereby, invited to attend the open community consultation workshop, to be held in the main Function Hall of Scarborough Civic Centre, 173 Gildercliffe Street, commencing at 10.00am and concluding around 12 noon on Saturday 20 May 2017.

Innaloo precinct - self-explaining roads

Residents within Innaloo have continually identified traffic in their local area to be a major problem. The Stirling Alliance in conjunction with the City of Stirling and through ongoing engagement with the Innaloo community has developed a concept of Self Explaining Roads. This concept proposes a solution to resolve this problem of dangerous and fast traffic flow on residential streets within the area.

Following on from the petition received by the Council, and the resolution to support the development of a design, a Community Open Day was held on 22nd September 2012 at La Grange Dongara Reserve to introduce the concept of Self Explaining Roads, and enable the community participants to actively participate in that design. That was followed by another open day, incorporating a street based workshop, at the City of Stirling's Reception Hall on the 13th October 2012 to enable fine tuning of the design to accommodate a second stage of input from the community.

The information and input gathered through the two community consultations has been developed into a draft detailed plan for Self-Explaining traffic calming initiative.

Self- Explaining roads final plan 

For more information, please phone our Contact Centre.

Local planning strategy

    The City of Stirling's draft Local Planning Strategy will provide guidance and direction to ensure coordinated and responsive land use planning across the City.

    The City of Stirling's draft Local Planning Strategy will provide guidance and direction to ensure coordinated and responsive land use planning across the City. The draft Local Planning Strategy will be broadly based on the culmination of all the Local Area Plans, whilst using the principles of the reviewed Corporate Strategic plan and be within the realms and restrictions of the existing adopted State and Cities planning related strategies. The City's draft Local Planning Strategy is intended to provide the strategic basis for the current and future Local Planning Schemes, as well as guide and manage future development in the City. The draft Local Planning Strategy is a statutory document and provides a link between State and regional strategic planning policies and local interests.

    The draft Local Planning Strategy seeks to guide the future development within the City, particularly the residential and commercial elements. If not suitably planned, population growth and increased commercial opportunities could lead to detrimental impacts upon the City and its residents. However, with the necessary future planning measures in place through the draft Local Planning Strategy, the City will ensure that it makes the most of this potential future growth.

    The Local Planning Strategy will also form the basis for assessing Scheme amendments including for residential density changes. The Western Australian Planning Commission will not consider any significant re-zonings until the Local Planning Strategy is in place. The City has secured consent to advertise from Western Australian Planning Commission subject to modification of the document. The City is currently undertaking these modifications and hopes to advertise the draft document to the community shortly. 

    The main themes arising from the draft Local Planning Strategy includes:

    • Focus increased densities around centres and activity corridors
    • Guide design elements of multiple and grouped dwellings throughout the City
    • Review residential capacity in areas where unsustainable growth can occur
    • Increase housing diversity in suitable locations
    • Expand existing local commercial centres and investigate potential density increases and revitalise local centres
    • Protect the natural and historic built environment
    • Improve sustainable transport options and reduce car dependency
    • Provide for increased employment and commercial opportunities within the City.

    Princess Wallington Community Parkland

    Current Status – Design Development

    The City of Stirling has reached the next phase of the Princess Wallington Community Parkland project, with 25 per cent of the design now developed. This follows positive community interest group consultations and contributions from the local community.

    The design reflects the Nyoongar seasonal calendar which follows six different seasons in a yearly cycle. These are Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang. Each of the six seasons represents and explains the seasonal changes we see annually. This six-season calendar is extremely important to Nyoongar people, as it is a guide to what nature is doing at every stage of the year, as well as understanding respect for the land in relation to plant and animal fertility cycles and land and animal preservation.

    The City has recently undertaken a survey of the trees and vegetation in the Reserve. New elements in the Parkland will be placed to integrate with the natural environment with the aim to maximise the retention of large shade trees and vegetation such as the grass trees, and to achieve an overall increase in the number of trees in the Reserve.

    The more rigid facilities such as the skate facility and car parking will be located in spaces already cleared. The more fluid and flexible infrastructure such as the regional playground will take on the existing natural features and provide a more connected experience. To preserve the area’s namesake tree, the Balga (grass tree), where removal is required the City intends to transplant the affected Balgas to other areas in the parkland.[GB2] 

    The project is currently in design stage which is scheduled to be completed in early 2019. Construction of the community parkland is planned to begin in 2019.

    Previous Status – Project Initiation

    In 2017 the City of Stirling committed funding to the Princess Wallington Community Parkland project at the Princess Wallington Reserve in Balga. The project will revitalise aging facilities and provide the community with accessible and free recreational options to create a new community hub that will attract a wide range of users and community events. The City is contributing $4 million to the project, and Lotterywest have also provided the City with a $2.34 million grant for the project.

    The City is working with the Western Australian design team, led by Ecoscape Landscape Architects, on the design of the Parkland. This team has experience with promoting social inclusion and community development in environmentally healthy and culturally respectful urban places.

    Where is the Parkland going to be located?

    The Community Parkland is location in the south-east corner of the Princess Wallington Reserve in Balga on the corner of Camberwell Road and Princess Road. It incorporates the space behind Leisure Park Balga, the old skate park location, sump and temporary car parking.

    The document below shows the scope of the Parkland project:

    Princess Wallington Community Parkland

    Where did the Community Parkland Project Originate?

    In September 2013, Council endorsed the City’s Skate and BMX Facility Strategy which identified the need for a skate and BMX facility at Princess Wallington Reserve, Balga.

    A comprehensive planning process was undertaken based on key planning principles that represented community values and outcomes for the project.  During the planning process it was essential to consider how the skate and BMX facility would integrate with other existing and future uses on Princess Wallington Reserve. This included extensive community consultation in 2015 with local school students, local residents, wider community and community groups. 

    As such, the Community Parkland project provides a more holistic approach to provide the community with accessible and free recreational options.

    What is included in the Community Parkland?

    The Community Parkland includes:

    • Skate facility
    • Dirt BMX track
    • Multi-courts (soccer, basketball and netball)
    • Parkour and youth area (includes seating, in-ground trampolines and WIFI)
    • Formalised car parking
    • Parkland and picnic amenity
    • Public art
    • Regional playground
    • Community event and market space.

    Included within these areas are park amenity such as barbeques, shelters, public toilets, seats, drink fountains and bins. There will also be open grassed areas for dog walking, relaxing and playing kick to kick.  

    What is parkour?

    Parkour is a type of physical activity which involves moving between obstacles in the most efficient way by using abilities of the body such as running, jumping and climbing. It can also be called 'free running'.  Parkour and gymnastics type features were popular ideas raised by the community during the consultation period.

    What are multi-courts?

    The multi-courts offer one full sized court with basketball and soccer as the most popular sports with additional practise half-court for basketball and netball on the southern end.  Multi-courts are a new way of incorporating several different sporting options into one facility such as soccer, basketball and netball. They have become popular among local governments as they allow use by a larger cross section of the community. The multi-courts are designed to provide free and casual use by the community and are not available to be booked for formal sporting teams to train or play matches. The City has installed multi-courts at Des Penman Reserve, Nollamara and Yuluma Park, Innaloo.

    What type of Skate and BMX will be provided?

    The skate facility focuses users on three stages of advancement opportunities. The beginner street section, central transition and hybrid zone and the kidney bowl which was the most popular item selected during the community consultation.

    Additional elements in the skate facility include an elevated stage area which can be used for workshops, youth events and general spectators as well as seating and shade at key wait points such as the edge of the bowl.

    The dirt BMX and mountain bike facility will look to provide BMX pump track and jumps as well as elements more suited to mountain bikes pending detailed design. The aim is to have a beginner section as well as along with a more advanced section of track for different user groups. Currently there is a lack of dirt facilities for BMX and mountain bikes within the Perth mMetropolitan area.

    What community consultation has already occurred?

    The City undertook extensive community consultation in June 2015 to develop conceptual designs for the Princess Wallington Reserve Satellite Facility. Consultation included eight workshops with local schools, community mail-out distributed to over 1,500 households, community survey, Facebook page, stall at the Balga Friday Markets, community group meetings and information stalls at local centres such as Mirrabooka Shopping Centre and Herb Graham Recreation Centre. The community survey received 262 submissions with an overwhelming 94.6 per cent being from the suburb of Balga. The community provided overwhelming support for the facilities with 95.4 per cent of respondents supporting the project. 

    The City would like to thank everyone who participated in the consultation process to date and looks to continue this positive engagement with the community throughout the project. 

    We invite you to watch the Community Consultation Video.

    What future opportunity will there be for the community to be involved?

    The City will continue to engage with the community and user groups throughout the project. If you would like to receive updates on this project, please visit www.yoursay.wa.gov.au. If you have any queries please use the customer enquiry form below:

    Customer enquiry form

    What security measures will be considered?

    The City takes the safety and security of its local community very seriously and has looked at ways to ensure the Community Parkland provides a safe and welcoming environment. Some of these initiatives include CCTV, lighting, maximised sight lines and keeping pathways wide and open. The Parkland will be re-located in a more prominent location, maximising site lines from roads and adjacent buildings, activating the internal spaces, using CCTV, lighting options and security patrols.

    Car parking

    The Community Parkland Plan seeks to provide new centrally located car parking, which replaces the current temporary parking area, re-configuring the northern carpark adjacent to the sporting fields (addition of four bays) and re-activating the currently underutilised carpark (73 bays) off Camberwell Road, near the Balga Community Centre.


    In 2016, the City received a High Commendation for the overall Princess Wallington Community Parkland project from Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA). Recognised in the Leisure and/or Open Space Planning category, the honour acknowledged the project's exceptional level of engagement with the community and innovative planning approaches.


    If you have any queries relating to this project, please contact the City on (08) 9205 8555.

    Recreation Open Space Plans

    The City of Stirling is committed to the planning and management of our public open spaces and has drawn up recreation/sport/environmental plans for key reserves. Several plans have already been approved. Find out more about the plans.

    The City of Stirling's regional and larger district classified public open spaces are important for organised sports, informal active and passive recreation, environmental conservation and green relief to urban form. In order to manage the complex nature of these facilities and plan for their sustainable development, the City has conducted recreational master planning over the below reserves.

    To date, the Council has the following plans:

    • Carine regional open space
    • Charles Riley memorial
    • Dianella open space
    • Yokine regional open space
    • Hamer park and Inglewood oval development
    • Des Penman
    • Dianella Playspace.

    Rights of Way Management Strategy

      The City of Stirling's Rights of Way Management Strategy sets out a framework for the management of rights of way and dedicated lanes. Laneways classified as Category 1, 2 and 3 ROWs will undergo improvement works, and laneways in Category 4 and 5 will eventually be closed or managed by the City as unimproved Crown rights of way.

      The City's Rights of Way Management Strategy sets out a framework for the management of rights of way (ROWs) and dedicated lanes (that were formerly rights of way) located in its district.

      Under the Strategy, the ROWs and dedicated lanes are classified into 5 categories based on certain characteristics:

      Category 1High strategic value – Traffic management and commercial
      Category 2Significant strategic value – Potential to reduce negative impacts of infill development
      Category 3Medium strategic value – Heritage/streetscape benefit
      Category 4Low strategic value – Minimal strategic benefit
      Category 5Special constraints

      To find out the designated category of the ROW or lane abutting your property, please go to Stirling Maps on this website, locate your property on the map via the address search and tick the box next to "Right of Ways" in the "Layers" menu on the left sidebar to show the ROW category and ROW number on the map. 

      The works program to complete the sealing, drainage and lighting of Category 1, 2 and 3 ROWs and dedicated lanes over a 16 year period commenced in 2013. Indicative schedules for the upgrade works program: (i) Construction and Lighting or (ii) Lighting Retrofit only, are shown on the plans attached. The schedules will be reviewed from time to time by the City to reflect work priorities.

      Properties abutting these laneways are expected to contribute financially to the cost of the upgrade works when they subdivide, develop or undergo major modifications under the requirements of the Development Contribution Plan for Rights of Way Improvement Works, which came into effect on 15 December 2015. The Development Contribution Plan can be found in Schedule 11A of Local Planning Scheme No. 3.  The Development Contribution Plan Report, Cost Apportionment Schedule and Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (regarding the Development Contribution Plan for Rights of Way Improvement Works) documents are available below, under the 'Rights of Way Management Strategy Information and Documents' section. The latest independent auditors report and financial statement for the Development Contribution Area for Rights of Way Improvement Works reserve account can be found in the City's Annual Report for 2016/17.

      ROWs designated as Category 4 (having little or no strategic benefit) will be offered for closure and amalgamation into the abutting lands. Where closure is not possible, it is intended to convert these ROWs into Crown reserves to enable Council to perform basic periodic maintenance and upkeep.

      ROWs designated as Category 5 (special constraints) which are not feasible to widen or overcome the constraints affecting are proposed to be dealt with similarly to Category 4 ROWs. Proposed developments and subdivisions adjacent to a ROW are required to comply with the standards set out in the Local Planning Policy No. 6.5 'Developments Abutting Rights of Way'. Local Planning Policy No. 6.5, as revised on 6 June 2017, aligns with the objectives of the Rights of Way Management Strategy and Development Contribution Plan for Rights of Way Improvement Works.  

      Transport Strategy

      The City of Stirling's Integrated Transport Strategy focuses on land use and transport integration, pedestrian amenities, cycling, public transport, freight, parking and demand management. An implementation plan is being developed for it. Find out more about the transport strategy.

      The City of Stirling adopted an Integrated Transport Strategy at its 22 September 2009 meeting after reviewing public comments, and is in the midst of developing an implementation plan for it.

      Please download the Transport strategy, which aims to develop a more efficient and sustainable transport network, with 7 focus areas:

      • Land use and transport integration
      • Pedestrian amenities
      • Cycling
      • Public transport
      • Freight
      • Parking
      • Demand management.

      Integrated Transport Strategy

      State underground power program (SUPP)

      The State Underground Power Program (SUPP) is a State Government initiative established to provide 50% of Perth households with underground power by the year 2010, and this milestone has now been achieved with the existing program coming to an end with the completion of Round 5.

      What is the State Underground Power Program?

      Previously nominations for proposed projects were invited from interested local government authorities (LGAs) prior to the commencement of each round. LGAs were asked to nominate projects using set selection criteria, with each nomination assessed against social, economic and technical criteria by the SUPP Steering Committee, who then selected projects on behalf of the Public Utilities Office (PUO) formerly Office of Energy.

      The SUPP incorporated two types of projects:

      • Major Residential Projects (MRP) involve large areas of predominantly residential properties. Prior to Round 5 preferred project sizes vary from 800 to 1300 lots, for Round 5 that was revised to between 600 and 1000 lots
      • Localised Enhancement Projects (LEP) which were smaller in size and involve precinct areas of high significance to the community. That is, usually around a kilometre of roads, such as main streets in country towns, significant council areas in the metropolitan area, or areas of historical or heritage significance.

      This program has now been restarted with the Minister for Energy announcing a replacement program as Round 6.

      How are the works funded?

      Under the original State Underground Power Program (SUPP), 50% of project costs were subsidised by the State Government through the Office of Energy and Western Power, with the remaining 50% provided by the relevant local government authority.

      The City of Stirling operates under a 'user pays' principle for funding, and in accordance with the benefits accruing to property owners identified in the ERA report, its contribution is fully recovered from the owners of properties that benefit from the underground power works.

      Please note that the successor program to the original SUPP, which concluded on the completion of existing Round 5 SUPP projects, is substantially different even though it is offered as Round 6.  This successor program is based on differing system reliability criteria and has a competitive bidding element that provides a higher score to LGAs that offer a greater than 50% contribution.

      Previous projects in the City of Stirling

      The State Underground Power Program (SUPP) commenced in 1996 and was administered in rounds of approximately 3 years duration.

      The City of Stirling made submissions for all rounds of the program and was awarded projects in the following rounds:

      • Round 1: Woodlands and part of Doubleview were completed as a Major Residential Project (MRP)
      • Round 2: The Scarborough Beach precinct was designated as a Localised Enhancement Project (LEP) and the Mt Lawley precinct as an MRP
      • Round 3, Churchlands and Wembley Downs had the work completed in 2 years as an MRP
      • Round 4: The Balcatta project was awarded by the SUPP steering committee, however support from public consultation in the affected area was low and the City could not proceed to Council mandate for inclusion in the scheme
      • Round 5: Coolbinia project was selected for inclusion in the SUPP as an MRP and was completed in January 2015.

      Future projects in the City of Stirling

      In December 2015 the Public Utilities Office released guideline details for local governments to participate in Round  6 of the State Underground Power program. A significant difference to the previous rounds is; that LGAs are required to nominate the proportion of project contribution level likely to be acceptable to the community. Under the new proposals, although the minimum contribution from local governments remains 50%, this now carries a zero score while project proposals offering a greater contribution share will receive a higher score in the selection process and be more competitive.

      A copy of the Minutes from a Report (item 10.3/ED2) to Council on 1 March 2016 can be downloaded from the City's website here: Ccouncil Minutes 1 March 2016 (item 10.3/ED2).

      In accordance with the Council resolution, the City put forward Expressions of Interest for three projects in Round  6 for consideration by the SUPP Steering Committee.  These projects were:

      • Menora
      • Trigg
      • North Beach.

      Menora and Trigg were successful in progressing to the next stage, however North Beach was unsuccessful.  As a result, the Public Utilities Office undertook a formal public consultation for both Menora and Trigg.

      On 1 February 2017, the City received notification from the Minister for Energy that the SUPP Steering Committee had approved both Menora and Trigg to progress to the 'Detailed Proposal Stage'.  Subject to detailed design and contract, it is likely that Menora may commence in late 2017, with Trigg to follow in 2019.  A plan for each of the prospective projects, showing the current project area and participating properties, is available below.

      Menora is now fully designed and tendered by Western Power who currently anticipates starting construction works in July 2018.  Prior to the start date the City will be mailing out a ‘Project Start Up Newsletter’ to all property owners in the SUPP which will also be uploaded to this webpage.  Further quarterly Newsletter updates will be uploaded and only be available from this webpage, however, property owners may apply in writing for a hard copy to be sent by mail.

      Once the funding agreement has been signed copies of the current Newsletter can be downloaded here:   Please enter file destination

      How can I apply for information on future projects in the City of Stirling?

      Should you require further information on the SUPP, the City advises that this is a matter for the State Government and that additional queries should be addressed through: