What rates pay for

This page provides information on what the City's rates pay for.

Rates form over half of the City’s funding each year, and enable us to deliver over 200 services and programs to the community. These range from events, libraries, initiatives for families, meals-on-wheels, planning and building approvals to aged care, recreation and much more. 

City of Stirling Budget Newsletter

The City's key investments

Key investments for 2019/20

Budget 2019-20 key investmentsValue

Phase 1 Stephenson Avenue Road extension funded by State and Federal Government

$24.02 million

Princess Wallington Community Parkland Development

$2.8 million

Moyle Pavilion refurbishment and redevelopment

$1.9 million

Des Penman Pavilion Upgrade

$1.6 million

Refurbishment and expansion Bennett Park

$1.25 million

Cycle route from Scarborough to Stirling

$1 million

Drainage work Colin Road, Wembley Downs


Refurbishment of Mount Lawley Tennis Club


Waste Transfer Station redevelopment 


Road surfacing Ravenswood Drive (Wardong - Flinders), Nollamara


Road surfacing Yirrigan Drive (Chesterfield - Dianella)


Drainage work Central Avenue UGDB, Mt Lawley


Drainage work Twyford Place Drainage Outlet, Innaloo


Road surfacing Grand Promenade (Corbett - Alexander)


City wide playgound renewal


Hamersley Public Golf Course redevelopment


Road Surfacing Yirrigan Drive - Mirrabooka Avenue


Road Surfacing Main Street (Swan - Morley), Osborne


Carine AFL Ovals floodlighting upgrade


Andrew Guilfoyle Playground at Rickman Delawney Reserve



Key investments for 2018/19

Budget 2018-19 key investmentsValue
Princess Wallington community parkland development$2 million

Feasibility and concept design for Hamer Park and Inglewood Oval

$1.65 million
Paid Parking Strategy$1.34 million

Herb Graham Recreation Centre - stadium upgrade

$1.34 million

Robinson reserve landscaping

$1.11 million

Internal refurbishment at Butler Reserve clubrooms


Roundabout on Erindale/Boya Road, Balcatta


Road resurfacing on Hector Street


Road resurfacing on Scarborough Beach Road (Muriel-Odin) North


Roof and air conditioner renewal at 22 Chesterfield Rd, Mirrabooka


Road resurfacing on Arkana Road (Wanneroo-Princess)


City wide playground renewal


Drainage work at Longford Place, Karrinyup


Road resurfacing on Scarborough Beach Road (Muriel-Odin) South


Scarborough Environment Strategy Project Partnership with MRA 


Drainage work Weaponess/Hayburn/Stewart Park, Scarborough


Road resurfacing on Princess Road (Arkana-Etchingham)


Drainage work at Edna Street, Tuart Hill


Drainage work at Arezzo Street (Hamilton-Candella) 


Drainage work on Erindale Road Relining, Gwelup


Road resurfacing on Nollamara Avenue (Tuckfield-Flinders)


Key investments for 2017/18

Budget 2017-18 key investmentsValue
Scarborough Environment Area Strategy-Project Partnership MRA (in progress)$11.82 million
Scarborough Beach Pool$10.32 million
Ellen Stirling Boulevard car park development project (in progress)$5.1 million
Road upgrade at Beach Road (Fwy Bridge-Okely) $731,000
Drainage work at Delphine Avenue, Dianella $698,000
Drainage work at Hayes Avenue (Chesson-Molloy), Dianella$647,000
Development of cycle route (Scarborough to Stirling)$600,000
Drainage work at Grand Promenade, Doubleview$591,000
Drainage work at Norman Street, Innaloo$557,000
Refurbishment of the Alexander Park clubroom $545,000
Road Resurfacing at Balga Avenue (Walderton-Princess)$524,000
Reroofing of the Laguna Social/ Bocce Club$516,000
Road resurfacing and footpath development at Alexander Drive $500,000
Drainage work at Arezzo Street $500,000
Provision of family change-rooms at Stirling Leisure Centres - Leisurepark - Balga$467,000
Road resurfacing at Camberwell Rd $464,000
Refurbishment of the Stirling Leisure Centres - Scarborough$429,000
Sustainable pool heating at Stirling Leisure Centres - Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre - Inglewood$425,000
Refurbishment of the Dianella Lacrosse Club $412,000
Extension of facilities at Westside BMX Club$393,000
Road resurfacing at Alexander Drive (Yirrigan-Widgee) $373,000
City-wide playground renewal $354,000
Path conversion at Gwelup Regional Open Space $320,000
Princess Wallington wheeled sports facility$204,000

Key investments for 2016/17

Budget 2016-17 key investments

Stirling Leisure Centres – Scarborough Beach Pool (in progress)$10.85 million
Scarborough Redevelopment Project (in progress)$8.7 million
Construction upgrades to rights of way$2.4 million
Strategic Foothpath Program (54 new footpaths)$2.24 million
Main sports hall refurbishments at Carine Regional Open Space$2.2 million
Construction of BMX Club Balcatta$1.18 million
Road and drainage upgrade at Stroughton Road (Ravenswood to Arkana$1.1 million
Accesibility and OSH upgrades at Stirling Leisure Centres - Leisurepark Balga$699,000
Accessibility adjustments at Stirling Leisure Centres - Herb Graham Mirrabooka$930,000
Clubroom upgrade at Dianella football and cricket clubs$691,000
Road upgrade at Hutton Street (Albert to Main)$686,000
Drainage upgrade at Fourth Avenue (Coode to Railway)$684,000
Road resurfacing at Balcatta Road (Erindale to Legder)$653,000
Rights of way lighting retrofits$615,000
Road resurfacing at North Beach Road (Balcatta to Mews)$581,000
Public Parking Implementation Strategy$511,000
Change-room and toilet upgrades at Walter Road Reserve$340,000
Change-room upgrades toTrigg Surf Life Saving Club staff operations area$329,000
Kitchen upgrades at Stirling Community Centres - Balcatta$298,000
Intersection upgrade at Cedric Street/Lyre Street$266,000
Access works at Macaulay Park Inglewood soccer clubroom$258,000
Sewer connection at Macaulay Park Inglewood soccer clubroom$208,000
Change-room upgrade at Stirling Leisure Centres - Hamersley Sport Hall$166,000
Change-room upgrade at Stirling Leisure Centres - Hamersley Sport Hall$166,000
Internal clubroom refurbishments at Balga tee/softball$154,000
LED lighting upgrade at Stirling Leisure Centres - Herb Graham Mirrabooka$147,000
Kitchen and toilet upgrade at Inglewood Children’s Centre$111,000

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