Better Suburbs a chance to shape your community

31 October 2019

The City of Stirling is calling on those that live and work in the community to have their say on its future plans to deliver thriving urban centres.

Through the Better Suburbs project, the City plans to enhance and protect the natural environment as well as focus investment, jobs and housing growth along transport corridors and within activity centres.

Mayor Mark Irwin said that the areas targeted for long-term development as part of the project included Balga, Dianella, Mirrabooka, Nollamara, and Westminster, along with parts of Balcatta, Hamersley, Tuart Hill, and Yokine.

“The plan is exciting and very forward-thinking, and we have worked closely with the community and business stakeholders to develop it,” Mayor Irwin said.

“Better Suburbs will see the redevelopment of Balga and Nollamara Shopping Centres to include dining plazas, redesigned parking and walking areas, and more space to meet friends.

“At the intersection of Wanneroo Road and Morley Drive, we are looking at innovative designs to accommodate more public transport options, such as light rail,” Mayor Irwin said.

The Better Suburbs project also plans to upgrade verge landscaping and plant more trees to enhance biodiversity across the City as well as maintain the size of house blocks for larger households in Mirrabooka, along with prioritising pedestrians in enhanced streets.

There are a number of ways to see the plans for Better Suburbs and have your say:

  • Go online at
  • Contact the City Planning Business Unit on (08) 9205 8555 or
  • Visit the City’s Main Administration building 25 Cedric Street, Stirling between 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
  • Attend a City open day on Saturday 16 November 10am to 1pm, Stirling Leisure Centres - Herb Graham Recreation Centre - Mirrabooka at 38 Ashby Crescent, Mirrabooka or Thursday 23 November 5pm to 8pm, Nollamara Community Centre at 72 Sylvia Street, Nollamara.

The plan and associated documents will close for public comment at 5pm on Thursday 12 December 2019.

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