Infrastructure and facilities projects
Learn about the City's upcoming, current and recently completed infrastructure and facilities projects.
Moorland Street 'Bicycle Boulevard'
Stage 3 of Bicycle Boulevard is due to commence. The City anticipates that work will commence first week of May 2020 and be fully completed by last week of October 2020.
As part of the 2019/20 Capital Works Program, the City of Stirling will be undertaking road modification works along the following streets in Doubleview and Scarborough.
- Moorland Street, Doubleview (Grand Promenade to Deanmore Road)
- Deanmore Street, Scarborough (Moorland Street to Manning Street)
- Manning Street, Scarborough (Deanmore Road to West Coast Highway).
These works form part of a strategic project to create a bicycle friendly route connecting the Stirling City Centre and train station with the Scarborough Beach Precinct. The 'Bicycle Boulevard Project' will be carried out to make roads safer and more user-friendly for all road users including motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and residents. This will be achieved by designing a road system where the driver is encouraged to naturally adapt safe and appropriate behaviour within the design and function of the road, using elements such as increased landscaping, intersection treatments, additional on-street parking and kerbed median islands to create a visually distinct road environment.
Scope of works and duration
In 2017 the City of Stirling committed funding to the Bina Parkland project 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.
What is included in the Community Parkland?
The Community Parkland includes:
- Skate facility and dirt BMX track
- Multi-courts (soccer, basketball and netball), parkour and youth area (includes seating, in-ground trampolines and Wi-Fi)
- Formalised car parking
- Parkland and picnic amenity and open grassed space
- Public art
- Regional playground
- Community event and market space.
Included within these areas are barbeques, shelters, public toilets, seats, drink fountains and bins.
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.
For more information, visit the Bina Parkland project page.
Stephenson Avenue Extension
The Stephenson Avenue extension is the exciting first stage in the transformation of the Stirling City Centre. It will see the City extending the Stephenson Avenue local road network from Scarborough Beach Road to Cedric Street. It will also include a new Freeway interchange, delivered by Main Roads WA.
Currently in the design development phase, the extension will be delivered in three phases. Phase 1 is anticipated to begin at the beginning of 2020, subject to stakeholder and agency approvals being provided.
- Phase 1 Stephenson Ave, Scarborough Beach Road - Sarich Court (delivered by the City)
- Phase 2 Freeway interchange and Sarich Court connection - Cedric Street delivered by Main Roads WA.
The extension has received a commitment of $60 million in State Government funding and $65 million in Federal Government funding.
For more information, please visit the Stephenson Avenue project page.
Des Penman Pavilion Upgrade
The existing sporting pavilion at Des Penman Memorial Reserve was constructed in 1984 and has supported local sports at the reserve for over 34 years.
The pavilion is home to the Nollamara Amateur Football Club in the winter season and the Nollamara Turf Cricket Club in the summer season. There are also a number of casual users of the reserve including Country Football, Country Cricket, HBF Fitness and Grasshopper Soccer.
The reserve serves as an important recreational and sporting destination for the surrounding community and the City has delivered improved recreational amenities in recent years including the provision of a new sports multi-court outdoor exercise equipment and a new playground and picnic area. The focus is now on the delivery of improving the central reserve sporting pavilion to improve sporting and recreational opportunity for the existing users and local community.
The scope of the project includes refurbishing the existing sporting pavilion in line with the City’s Building Provision Standards, and an extension to the southern end of the building to include two additional change rooms and storage facilities.
The project is currently under construction and is due for completion in August 2020.
The budget for the project includes Municipal funding and external funding from CSRFF and Sport Australia.
Recycling Centre Balcatta Redevelopment
The public can look forward to a new-look and more user-friendly Recycling Centre Balcatta after Council voted in favour of a full redevelopment of the popular facility.
The revamp is set to update many outdated aspects of the ageing facility set to reach the end of their useful life.
The centre currently has a single entry and exit point which regularly causes congestion on site and the existing Waste Transfer Station, originally developed 40 years ago as a bailing station, is now not fit for purpose. The much-needed upgrade will make it easier for the community to access the facility and use its extensive recycling services.
The revamped facility will offer the following areas:
Free community drop-off
An area where the community can drop off materials for recycling or re-use at no charge, facilities include:
- Recycle Centre (Tip Shop)
- Container Deposit Scheme
- Household Hazardous Waste
- Electronic waste
- Community Recycling (cardboard, steel, polystyrene, etc).
Paid and pass community drop-off
An area for the community to use tip passes to dispose of waste or pay for waste disposal, facilities include:
- Green waste
- Inert waste (eg. rubble)
- Mattresses, white goods and tyre recycling
- General junk and residual waste.
Waste transfer station
A commercial and bulk waste area that includes:
- Commercial Waste Transfer
- Domestic Kerbside Waste Transfer.
The City is set to start developing designs for a revamped centre later in 2020 and work is expected to get underway during the 2021/2022 financial year.