To help deliver Our Plan, our program of work is grouped into four key areas across the entire study area (to include all precincts):
- Planning and Policy
- Establishment of an appropriately funded delivery vehicle
The Study Area
The Stirling City Centre project area is located approximately 6.5 km north-west of the Perth CBD and is approximately 3.28 sq km (328 hectares) in area. The area is generally bound by Karrinyup Road to the north, Telford Crescent, King Edward Road and Selby Street to the east, John Sanders Drive to the south and Clematis Street and Odin Road to the west.
The Stirling City Centre is located in close proximity to Scarborough Beach, a major train and bus station interchange and the Mitchell freeway. The area has all the elements of a major urban centre including the Osborne Park Hospital, civic uses, major shopping centre and a large economic and employment base within the adjacent Osborne Park Industrial area.
It is widely recognised that Stirling does not have a ‘centre’ or ‘heart’. It is an amalgam of uses developed incrementally and with little regard to the public realm and civic qualities. As a result, the area has failed to develop to its full potential.
The Centre currently:
- lacks land use and transport integration, with poor pedestrian and transport access within and around the centre;
- lacks land use and built form diversity and intensity with undeveloped and underdeveloped public (approximately 35ha) and private (approximately 25ha) land within walking distance to the train/bus and freeway interchange;
- suffers traffic congestion due to the lack of a connected street network and limited access to the freeway; and
- experiences environmental constraints including groundwater, surface water and the presence of acid sulphate soils which require further investigation.
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.
Our vision proposes the development of a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) that delivers an integrated transport network and greater diversity of land uses around the train station (and the broader project area), including commercial, retail and residential.
Stirling’s high density core will complement the multi-modal Stirling Transit Interchange promoting a preference for public transport such as; train, bus or tram and walking and cycling will be promoted and encouraged above private vehicle use.
The project is committed to:
- Providing a long term transport solution to address existing congestion issues and provide a more balanced transport system (including the possible provision of light rail);
- Remediation of contaminated land and waterways using leading edge technologies to create areas for urban redevelopment and urban amenity;
- Accommodating 30,000 jobs and 25,000 residents to 2031 and beyond;
- Delivering affordable housing through collaboration with government and the private sector;
- Utilising alternative energy and water management technologies to reduce demand for potable water and energy, thereby reducing carbon emission.
See Our Vision for more information.