Infrastructure and facilities projects

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

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.

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.

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.

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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 Wi-Fi)
  • 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.stirling.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.

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, please contact the City on (08) 9205 8555.

Lotterywest

Princess Wallington Community Parkland project is proudly supported by Lotterywest

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 cafes 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 cafes, restaurants and the pool.

The approved scheme (shown below) was implemented with relevant signage being installed in 2017.  

Scarborough Beach Parking FAQs

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.  In addition, the City of Stirling will spend $26 million towards the construction of a 50m Scarborough Beach Pool bringing the total spend to $101.4 million.

Scarborough Beach Pool

The City's new Scarborough Beach Pool is 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.

Whale Park

Lotterywest funded Whale Park 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.