Community improvement initiatives
Here you will find the City's community improvement initiatives created to enable thriving and liveable communities through cultivating plans, strategies and framework.
Age Friendly Strategy
The City values the contribution that older people have made to enrich our City and we will provide a healthy, stimulating and safe environment where older people can enjoy good health and continue to participate in the community. The City of Stirling Age-Friendly Strategy is based on these:
- Outdoor spaces and the built environment
- Health and community support
- Communication and information
- Civic engagement
- Inclusion and respect
- Social participation.
Planning for an age-friendly City is one of the most effective ways to meet the needs of older residents and delivers many benefits to the whole community. An age-friendly City does not just benefit older people, but people of all ages, including children, parents, families and people living with a disability.
Reconciliation Action Plan
The City’s Reconciliation Action Plan was developed with help from Indigenous organisations and communities as well as the broader community.
Partnerships are essential for the successful implementation of the plan, as we work towards building a stronger community where relationships are based on respect, appreciation and understanding of each other’s cultures, traditions and lifestyles.
More information on the Reconciliation Action Plan can be found here.
In response to a number of challenges and changing industry trends along with the current state of bowling participation, an external consultant was engaged and commenced a Bowls Review in 2017. The Review was part funded by the former Department of Sport and Recreation and included consultation with Bowls WA and Bowls Australia. The Review assessed the impact of the decline of bowling participation, engaged with clubs to ascertain their current viability and provided outcomes to address identified issues.
Over recent years there have been significant challenges for City bowling clubs in adapting to changing sport and recreational industry trends. The review identified that the sport's nature is changing and it is the club's resilience and ability to adapt to this change which is having the greatest impact. In particular are those changes outside the club's control such as competing facility catchments, proximity to other facilities and changing sport and recreational preferences which are moving away from traditional all day sports formats.
Bowls Review Information Sheet
The City of Stirling's Multicultural Framework underpins the City’s vision of achieving an inclusive and harmonious community. The framework builds on the City’s achievements by focusing on three key areas – our newcomers, our community and our organisation.
For more information, please visit the integration and settlement support page, or view the Multicultural Framework document below.
The City of Stirling announced the appointment of Australian Basketballer extraordinaire, Mr Damian Martin, as the City’s first Youth Ambassador.
The newly appointed position was created to coincide with the launch of Stirling’s first Youth Framework. A strategy designed to support the City’s young people contribute to community life, society and environment in meaningful ways.
Alongside the framework, a number of fun events will be launched throughout October including Groundswell Surf Festival, Basketball Jam at Osborne, Yagan Virtual Reality and Skate and Skirmish targeting the City’s younger residents.
For more information, visit the Activities for young people section of the website.