The City of Stirling engages with residents and local communities to create unique and liveable neighbourhoods that reflect the character of their local area. Our City is diverse, with a unique mix of cultures, lifestyles and abundant opportunities spanning its 30 suburbs. What makes a great place is complex, and there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to creating unique and liveable neighbourhoods and places.
While we can change the fabric of spaces – the look, colour and feel – the character of our local suburbs can only be shaped by community involvement. Therefore, we need to find ways to get people involved and take ownership for shaping their local area. Our approach seeks to understand the local stories Koora (past), Yeyi (present) and Boordawan (future) and respond to Ngalang Maya (our place).
At the heart of a Locally-led approach is an understanding that local people know what is important and what works locally. It supports two-way conversations that responds with a local focus rather than a specific project or issue-based focus. Community engagement in this way helps drive deeper connection, participation, and engagement at a local level to shape our service delivery and achieve our shared priorities.