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Infrastructure and facilities projects

Learn about the City's upcoming, current and recently completed infrastructure and facilities projects.

Carine Regional Open Space Fenced Dog Park

In accordance with the City-wide Fenced Dog Park Implementation Strategy and following a positive response to the community engagement process, the City of Stirling will be installing a fenced dog park at Carine Regional Open Space.

The fenced dog park will be located on the sloping grass area between Okely Road and the Big Carine Wetland. It will include two separate enclosures and amenities such as dog drink fountains, sand pits and seating. It will be supported by the existing car park accessed from Okely Road. A copy of the fenced dog park plan can be accessed here.

This new facility will complement the existing fenced dog parks at Princess Wallington Reserve in Balga, Inglewood Oval, Dianella Regional Open Space and Charles Riley Reserve in North Beach.

Works are scheduled to begin on site in February 2019, with an estimated completion in June 2019.

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.

Des Penman Sporting 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.

A Master Plan for the reserve was adopted in 2012. The master plan provides an overarching vision for the reserve and identified the need for a multi-purpose community pavilion to accommodate football, cricket, tennis, bowling and other sport and recreation clubs. However since the Master Plan was endorsed there have been changes in trends and community including the growth in female sports, improved governance and administration requirements and declining volunteers. The focus is now on the delivery of improving the central reserve sporting pavilion to enhance 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 will be delivered over multiple years up until July 2020. The consultation and design phase is currently underway.

The budget for the project includes Municipal funding and external funding from CSRFF and Sport Australia.

Herdsman Glendalough Precinct

Background

In 2013 the City of Stirling commenced the Herdsman Glendalough Area Project. This project aims to facilitate the transition of Herdsman Glendalough over time into a high intensity mixed use area with improved public realm amenity and a strong focus on public transport.

To change the planning regulations to allow this to happen, an amendment to the City’s Local Planning Scheme is required to rezone the area to “Development Zone”. The Development controls for the area are then contained in a Structure Plan and Local Development Plan. A Development Contribution Plan will also be required to fund some of the infrastructure that will be required as a result of the planning intensification of the area. These planning documents are together termed the Planning Framework.

Ultimately the area will contain mid-rise and high-rise buildings housing an additional 22,000 people and be capable of providing an additional 20,000 jobs by 2051.

Project history

The Herdsman Glendalough Structure Plan was advertised for public comment on 20 January 2015. Key elements of the plan include:

Land use provisions:

  • Commercial and residential parking provisions
  • Locations of roads and proposed road reserves
  • New public open space locations
  • Explanatory information such as environment, movement networks etc.

The Detailed Area Plan was advertised on 3 March 2015 and will guide development and built form outcomes in the Herdsman Glendalough Area and will provide a basis for assessing development in the area. Key provisions of the Herdsman Glendalough Detailed Area Plan include:

  • Setbacks
  • Heights
  • Streetscape and building articulation
  • Plot ratio and height incentivised bonuses
  • Landscaping.

As part of the implementation of this project, an amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme was required to change the Metropolitan Regional Scheme designation of the area from Industrial to Urban. The Metropolitan Region Scheme Amendment was advertised for public comment on 3 April 2014 by the WAPC. When advertised, the proposed Metropolitan Region Scheme Amendment showed a large area as Future Urban due to the misapplication of State Planning Policy 4.3 Poultry Farms (now revoked), to an area around a poultry processing plant. Because of this, finalisation of the Structure Plan and Local Development Plans were put on hold while the issue was resolved.

The Metropolitan Region Scheme Amendment was ultimately modified to remove the Future Urban designation and was gazetted on 5 January 2018 to rezone the area Urban. This enabled the City to recommence the project, and introduce the Development Zoning into its scheme on 21 August 2018 (Amendment 39).

Next steps

In October 2015 the State Government introduced the Planning and Development Act (Local Planning Scheme) Regulations 2015. This changed the way that Structure Plans and Local Development Plans work and has necessitated rewriting the early Planning Framework so that it complies with the new regulations. In addition to this, the Development Contribution Plan for the area needs to be completed and publically advertised.

This work will be carried out over 2018/2019.

Inglewood Oval/Hamer Park Redevelopment

The City is currently undertaking community consultation on this project.

For more information on the Inglewood Oval/Hamer Park Redevelopment, including a document library, FAQs and key contacts, please visit our, please visit our Your Say page.

Moorland Street 'Bicycle Boulevard'

In a mature suburban environment, creating new cycle route becomes problematic. The Moorland Street Bicycle Boulevard project is the first ‘complete route’ to be planned under the City of Stirling’s Integrated Cycling Strategy. It has involved creating a safe bike route connecting two major activity centres and is designed to provide a safe riding environment for all levels of experience.

Community outcomes

The bike route has created a shared road riding environment, servicing almost 6,000 properties accessible from connecting streets. The movement of bicycles has been given priority over the movement of vehicles. Following upgrades to infrastructure and intersection priorities, travel by bicycle on this route will become safe, direct and convenient with minimal impediment from traffic or pedestrians.

Next steps

The next stages of this bike route’s construction will be completed over the coming budget years. The City will continue to work in conjunction with the state government, to support and encourage community members to adopt bicycles as a preferred mode of transport, using education, skills-training and associated services, by providing high quality strategic bike routes.

Princess Wallington Community Parkland

Current status - documentation

The project is currently in detailed documentation preparing for tender advertisement in mid-2019. This stage develops the technical content which forms part of the tender package. Construction of the community parkland is planned to begin in late 2019 subject to the public tender process.

The City finalised the project design in January 2019. This stage confirmed the design drivers, activity area placement and technical design details. It also included community engagement for design feedback. 

Community engagement

The City has undertaken extensive community consultation via workshops, meetings, open days, surveys, online updates, marketing and community information sessions and will continue to do so throughout the project.

Two community information sessions have been held to date to discuss and seek feedback on the parkland design with a follow up session to present the final design with outcomes from the feedback. The respective design consultants presented; Ecoscape (overall parkland design), City of Stirling (playground design), Skate Sculpture (skate park design) and Threes Chillis (BMX and dirt bike track design).

In addition the City would like to thank the community members who completed the combined Parkland, Skate Park and BMX Design Survey which closed Friday 16 November. The overall feedback has contributed to the final designs. Some changes includes;

  • Flipping the skate park design to remove the awkward interaction of two paths
  • Improved wayfinding and limiting unintended access to the skate park

To subscribe to the project enewsletter, read more regarding the community engagement to date or become updated on the next project milestones please visit:

Your Say Stirling

Previous status - Project initiation and design

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.

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 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 and Balga suburb.

The City has 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 flora. in addition the City is undertaking sustainability initiatives to include;

  • Mulching of remediated / removed trees for use in the parkland
  • Reusing tree stumps as part of the nature play area and throughout the parkland

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 Stirling Leisure Centres - Leisurepark - 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

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 Wi-Fi)
  • Formalised car parking
  • Parkland and picnic amenity
  • Public art
  • Regional playground
  • Open grassed areas
  • Community event and market space.

Included within these areas are park amenity such as barbeques, shelters, public toilets, seats, drink fountains and bins.

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.

Award

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.

Queries

If you have any queries relating to this project or would like to register for future email updates, please contact the City on (08) 9205 8555.

Lotterywest

Princess Wallington Community Parkland project is proudly supported by Lotterywest

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 delivery next year, subject to stakeholder and agency approvals being provided.

  • Phase 1 Stephenson Ave (Scarborough Beach Road to Howe Street) delivered by the City of Stirling
  • Phase 2 The Freeway Interchange delivered by Main Roads WA
  • Phase 3 Stephenson Ave (Howe Street to Cedric Street) delivered by the City of Stirling.

The extension has received a commitment of $60 million in State Government funding and $65 million in Federal Government funding.

Whale Park

Lotterywest funded Whale Playground

The Lotterywest funded Whale Park Playground continues to entertain children of all abilities with designs that include a 'soft fall' surface, access ramps and unique play spaces to engage children in creative play.