Mirrabooka town centre officially opened

Mayor Giovanni Italiano with Deputy Premier Liza Harvey.
Mayor Giovanni Italiano with Deputy Premier Liza Harvey.

MIRRABOOKA’S main street and town centre was officially opened last week, following years of “blood, sweat and tears”.

The City of Stirling, State and Federal Governments poured $26 million into the development that has been on the cards since the 1990s.

Stage three of the Mirrabooka Regional Centre Improvement Strategy included the creation of a new community meeting place at the Mirrabooka Library forecourt, public art, a pedestrian and cycle-friendly streetscape, seating areas and two mixed-use development lots.

City of Stirling chief executive Stuart Jardine said it took “blood, sweat and tears” to get to this stage.

Mayor Giovanni Italiano said the extension of Milldale Road meant it now joined Chesterfield and Sudbury roads.

He said in a couple of weeks a real estate agent would be appointed to put the mixed-use lots on the market.

Cr Italiano said he hoped the Mirrabooka precinct would one day house MAX light rail.

He acknowledged the vision of former mayor .

Deputy Premier Liza Harvey said before the development, the Mirrabooka town centre was derelict and a hotspot for crime.

She said community hubs such as these were important for the future of the state.