Stirling City Centre strives to become a sustainable 21st century city, a place for everyone. It will be a hub for a diverse and prosperous community, offering wellbeing.
The City of Stirling, in partnership with the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) reviewed the Stirling City Centre Structure Plan that was adopted by the WAPC and the City in 1995.
The Stirling City Centre redevelopment project was managed by the Stirling City Centre Alliance - a collaboration between the community, local and state government and the private sector.
The Stirling City Centre Alliance project team was tasked with facilitating the planning process by working with key stakeholders, encouraging the collaborative process and helping the City of Stirling realise its vision for the future. The Stirling City Centre Alliance concluded at the end of 2013.
On 21 June 2011, the City of Stirling adopted the draft Stirling City Centre Structure Plan for public advertising commencing Tuesday 19 July 2011 with comments closing Tuesday 30 August 2011.
The Structure Plan aims to transform the Stirling City Centre into an integrated and modern, mixed use, transit oriented centre around the Stirling train station.
The new Stirling City Centre area includes:
- the Innaloo Shopping Centre
- the Stirling Civic Centre precinct
- Osborne Park Hospital
- part of the Osborne Park industrial area
- the Greater Union Theatre
- various residential precincts.
The Structure Plan addresses and enables the:
- transformation of the Stirling City Centre into a mixed use high amenity centre based around a public transport network
- preparation of Detailed Area Plans for each precinct within Stirling City Centre
- consolidation of appropriate development around the train station
- creation of a real ‘heart’ or identity for the centre
- improvement of the pedestrian and cyclist environment and network
- future use of the Stephenson Avenue road reserve.
The Stirling City Centre Alliance has completed its work program and the Stirling Alliance office was closed on the 20 December 2013.
The WAPC is progressing an Improvement Scheme for the area which will eventually replace the Local Planning Scheme.
The WAPC will continue to work with other government agencies and the City of Stirling, in an advisory capacity, to help ensure that any further development in the area supports the vision of the Stirling City Centre Structure Plan.