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Key Alliance milestones and updates
The Stirling Alliance has been working for the past two years to develop the vision and progress the necessary planning to enable development to occur. Due to the complex nature of the environment, we must ensure we are paying close attention to due diligence and that we are involving all the relevant stakeholders. Below are some of the milestones we have achieved over the last two years:
November/ December 2012 - Completion of the Urban Typology Framework
- The Urban Typology Report for the Stirling City Centre should be completed by late November/early December. The report will outline the physical aspects of an urban pattern that determines the character of the area. The report will be categorised into three distinct categories; built form, thoroughfares and civic spaces. These are the three controllable physical aspects, which will collectively influence most experiences and memory of a place. Our sense of place is the sum of the total experience from arrival to departure, which will involve experiences of buildings, thoroughfares and civic spaces.
September/October 2012 - Self Explaining Roads Community Workshops
- Large community workshops were held in September and October. The workshops allowed the community to input into design for Self Explaining Roads. Both workshops were successful events and very positive feedback was received.
September 2012 - Kinesis completed their second 'Stirling City Centre Precinct Analysis report'
- Kinesis completed their second 'Stirling City Centre Precinct Analysis report', incorporating an analysis of the entire city centre (including the Stage One analysis from their initial report).
August 2012 - Business Breakfast
- A Business Breakfast went ahead 15 August, resulting in 19 attendees signing up to the BLG. Feedback is currently being assessed. Brian Brewer, of the Stirling Business Association was happy with the outcome.
July 2012 - Relocation of Government offices to Stirling
- Government announced the intention to relocate government offices. Stirling was identified suitable for the Department of Commerce and the Alliance engaged with local landowners to investigate options to assist the private sector to respond to the request.
July 2012 - Letters of support from the Community
- Local community groups from Scarborough and Districts, Woodlands and Doubleview Progress Association wrote letters of support of the Alliance and the Stirling City Centre initiatives. The letters went to Premier Colin Barnett, the Alliance, Minister for Planning, Minister for Transport, the City of Stirling and the local MLA's Liza Harvey and John Kobelke.
June 2012 - Program Business Case was developed
- The Program Business Case was developed providing an overall analysis of the entire redevelopment project and a value-for-money assessment of identified strategic options. The program was divided into stages, the first of which is detailed in the Stirling Transport Stage 1 Business case, which recommends a preferred transport option. These business cases are in the process of being finalised for Government consideration.
April 2012 - Kinesis completed their second 'Stirling City Centre Precinct Analysis report'
- Consulting to the Alliance, Kinesis has completed the 'Stirling City Centre 1 CCAP Precinct Analysis report'. This analysis predicts variables such as water consumption and carbon emissions, and identifies the different solutions by which the City Centre development area can reduce its ecological footprint.
March 2012 - Amendment 1 to LPS3 Advertised
- Amendment 1 to LPS3 Advertised
February 2012 -The Environmental Protection Authority granted consent for the City of Stirling to advertise Amendment No.1 to the Local Planning Scheme No.3 (LPS3)
- The Environmental Protection Authority granted consent for the City of Stirling to advertise Amendment No.1 to the Local Planning Scheme No.3 (LPS3). This amendment will facilitate the finalisation of the Draft Structure Plan and provide more certainty for proposed development in the area.
- The Alliance continues its ongoing collaborative approach through regular engagement with stakeholder groups, such as the monthly Community Leadership meetings, the Alliance Leadership Group and other key stakeholder groups. The Alliance has finalised an Engagement and Communications strategy that outlines how to optimise our stakeholder involvement to provide best for project outcomes.
- GHD was appointed to undertake environmental investigations on the government land in the structure plan area, including surface and ground water monitoring and assessment of Acid Sulphate Soils in the area.
- The Alliance invited the Department of Treasury and Finance to conduct a Gateway review of the project. A report was provided to the Alliance which has been reviewed and responded to according to the advised priorities for action.
- The Funded Delivery Vehicle sub-alliance was formed to undertake investigations into identifying and establishing the most appropriate mechanism for the funding and delivery of enabling infrastructure to facilitate the development of the Stirling City Centre. This work will consider the best way to transition from planning to delivery, whilst maintaining the vision and continuing to foster collaborative relationships amongst key stakeholders. 2010
- The draft Structure Plan was informally advertised as an early opportunity for key stakeholders (including major landowners) to provide input into the plan prior to formal advertising. Twelve written responses were received from a wide range of members of the community commenting on various topics covered by the structure plan. The Alliance contacted respondents to organise meetings to discuss any misunderstandings and/ or queries they had about the plan, to ensure community comfort and support before the final stages of advertising.
- The Stirling Alliance submitted a detailed application to Infrastructure Australia, outlining costs and benefits and requested support for the project for funding from 2013.
- The Stirling City Centre Alliance performance framework was finalised, detailing key performance areas and indicators over 5 strategic areas of focus: Planning and Accessibility, Economic health, Environmental Health, Community Wellbeing and Governance.
- An expression of interest to BMW to locate government office building in Stirling City centre was submitted. BMW has since postponed the EOI process.
- Business Breakfast information session held at the Stirling Council offices. Attended by Local members, local businesses, property developers and government representatives. Focused on the work the Alliance is doing and opportunities for business sector involvement. See Local Business Group page for more information.
- Community BBQ’s: to help complete the planning process, two community barbeques were held to test the draft concepts with the wider community. This was a key step prior to submitting the plans to Council for consideration and starting the formal advertising and adoption process. These community events were a great success attended by more than 600 local residents. The Alliance would like to acknowledge the following contributions:
• Woodlands Doubleview Progress Association who co-hosted the Woodlands barbeque and assisted with distributing invitations, setting up and catering;
• Innaloo group who hosted the day held at the Innaloo Sportsman’s Club; and
• Scarborough and Districts Progression Association who assisted by cooking the barbeque and also assisted local residents form their own associations to help them realise their vision for the local area. See Our plan and precinct pages for more information.
- Secured State and Local government funding to 2013 for further feasibility and investigative studies.
- Prime Minister visited the Stirling City Centre. He said: "One thing I’ll just say about the local authority while I’m here is it’s been fantastic to spend some time with the Mayor and the team here at Stirling City Council. I’m really impressed by the fact that there’s such a passionate commitment to planning here. I visit a lot of local authorities around Australia and this one has a good grasp of the need for proper planning, in the areas of the city which have defined social challenges, areas where they’re trying to develop a stronger civic centre, their desire to protect the beach - they’re all ingredients of a good comprehensive planning approach. So, we’ll be looking to be long term partners with what the City’s doing here." See news article for more information.
- The Stirling City Centre Alliance won a commendation at the Property Council WA Innovation and Excellence Awards in the category of Government Leadership. See details of the submission in the Governance section on the publications page.
- The latter part of the year saw the project team working hard to put together a business case that was presented to Cabinet in May 2010. This submission outlines the opportunities that exist in Stirling to develop a vibrant city centre that offers diverse economic and social benefits on a local and regional scale. This Cabinet decision is crucial to the continuing success of the Stirling Alliance.
- The opening of the new project office at 369 Scarborough Beach Road, Innaloo. These beautiful new offices, provided by the City of Stirling, were opened by the Premier, amongst a star studded audience of State and Local Government elected members and Alliance staff and friends. The office has since become a focal point for community and staff alike, being ideally situated at the 'coalface', with an open door policy that encourages community involvement.
- a Public Private Community Partnership Agreement was signed by the partners "to enhance the existing effective and innovative working arrangement" between parties and to be explicit about the intent to work in collaboration with these sectors. See the publications page to read the Agreement.
- the Festival of Ideas was held to hear the collective voice of the community and business. The Festival allowed everyone, including the children of Osborne Park and Yuluma Primary schools to have their say, be heard and make a real and positive impact on the future direction of the city they live and work in. The outcomes of this exercise have formed the basis of detailed discussions in precincts 5 and 7, with more detailed planning scheduled for 2010. See the publications page for Festival of Ideas outcomes.
- Started the year by tackling one of our most 'wicked' problems - the Long Term Transport Plan. Trying to meet the needs of both the land-use planning outcomes and the regional and local transport needs was a complex issue that had defied resolution for some time. Working with the community and a range of government and private sector professionals, we employed an innovative blend of problem-solving and decision-making processes to arrive at an agreed and workable outcome. We are now seeing detailed designs being developed around these outcomes. See the publications page to view the Long Term Transport Plan.
- a more comprehensive alliance agreement was signed by project partners that agreed to a set of principles and values to guide the alliance process.
- a Statement of Intent was signed by Western Australian Planning Commission, Department for Planning and Infrastructure, City of Stirling, Main Roads WA and Public Transport Authority. This document was intended as “a mechanism for the portfolio agencies and the City of Stirling to outline a commitment to the formation of an alliance.
- a proposal was put to the Portfolio Leadership Council to adopt the Stirling City Centre Structure Plan Review as a demonstration project to implement network city strategies in an urban infill context.
- a "Memorandum Of Understanding" was signed by WAPC and City of Stirling to establish a partnership to review the plan to address and resolve issues. The project area was renamed the Stirling City Centre, as a first step towards generating a distinct and recognisable brand that reflected the potential for the centre to evolve at a city scale.
- The original Stirling Regional Centre Structure Plan was adopted by the WAPC and the City of Stirling in 1995.