Stirling Scene Birak 2019
to support and foster economic development including major infrastructure projects such as the Stephenson Avenue extension, Westfield Innaloo redevelopment and securing light rail for Scarborough Beach Road. Following the election, I would like to welcome our new Councillors Felicity Farrelly (Coastal Ward), Chris Hatton (Hamersley Ward) and Lisa Thornton (Osborne Ward) who will bring fresh ideas and energy to their roles. I would also like to thank outgoing Councillor Giovanni Italiano for his tremendous contribution to the City as Councillor, including two terms as Mayor. Sadly, we recently farewelled former Councillor Brian Ham who passed away in October. Part of Council for more than a decade, Mr Ham Mayor’s message Princess Wallington Reserve (Balga) The Princess Wallington Community Parkland project is moving ahead. Council has awarded the construction tender to MG Group, with works due to start on site at the end of this year. The first phase of the project will connect Stephenson Avenue from Scarborough Beach Road past Howe Street. Work is set to start in early 2020. new skate facility, multi-courts sports area, BMX track, regional playground, public art and more. Lotterywest has contributed $2.34 million to the $6.2 million project. During the construction phase the Balga Friday Markets will relocate to Mirrabooka Regional Open Space. The first market was held in Mirrabooka in early November and will continue at the new location on Fridays from 7.00am to 12.00 noon through to next year. On completion, the exciting project at Princess Wallington Reserve in Balga will provide a represented the DoubleviewWard from 1995 to 2007 and served as Deputy Mayor from 2001 to 2002.
As you will have read in our September Stirling Scene we are now producing six editions per year with each issue aligned to a Nyoongar season. On the back page we have included an eye-catching graphic to illustrate the Nyoongar calendar. This edition also features the History and Heritage Awards 2020, details of local Christmas Carols events and all the entertainment lined up for Sunset Veranda, plus a list of the lucky 2019 Rates Prize Draw winners. Visit our website www.stirling.wa.gov.au to find out more about the many exciting projects, initiatives and services being delivered to the community.
Welcome to the summer (Birak) edition of the Stirling Scene. Firstly can I say how thrilled and honoured I am to be returned as Mayor for the City of Stirling in the recent local government elections – especially as this is the first time our City has chosen a popularly elected Mayor. The next four years are set to be an exciting time for the City. I look forward to continuing the great work we are doing as a united Council
Mark Irwin Mayor
Our City To give you an insight into the progress on some of the City’s projects, here is a summary of updates that have occurred during the past few months:
Stephenson Avenue extension (Osborne Park / Innaloo) Set to extend Stephenson Avenue from Scarborough Beach Road through to
Cedric Street, the project is the first step towards creating a gateway to the planned Stirling City Centre.
Beach safety patrols ramp up Now that the weather is warming up be sure to take extra care when at the beach. Scarboro SLSC patrols are under way working closely with City of Stirling beach inspectors who work year round to keep our beaches safe. The team recently got some great accolades from a beach goer on a busy weekend. “Forget Grant Kenny! Gold medals to your team, really was just so impressed. Felt like a military training drill from the jet skis to the foot patrol. So slick.”
Carine Riding for the Disabled Works are underway to improve the covered equestrian arena at the facility, including earthworks to create a level riding surface, complete replacement of the steel structure and roof coverings, new drainage, rainwater harvesting and energy efficient LED lighting. The upgrades also include improvements to fencing, security and rider access to the arena. The works are set for completion by the end of the year.
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