Hundreds attend update on Stirling City Centre project

The sculpture of Lina outside the City of Stirling Administration Centre.
The sculpture of Lina outside the City of Stirling Administration Centre.

MORE than 500 people attended an information session on the Stirling City Centre project.

City of Stirling hosted the March 16 event to show project plans and its vision for the area, which is bound by Karrinyup, King Edward and Odin roads and Jon Sanders Drive.

Mayor Mark Irwin said the City wanted to keep residents up to date and involved in its plan to transform the area into an “accessible, vibrant urban centre made up of residential and mixed use areas, public open space, new cycling and pedestrian infrastructure, new public transport and new roads”.

He said the first step towards the vision was construction of the Stephenson Avenue extension, which is in the design development phase.

“Once complete, this will immediately relieve congestion in the area, unlock significant private and government owned land and ultimately facilitate the delivery of light rail in stage two,” Cr Irwin said.

“It will help connect commuters and public transport from the City through to the City’s premier tourism destination, Scarborough Beach.”

The State and Federal governments are providing $60 million and $65 million for the extension respectively.

The City hopes to start construction of extending Stephenson Avenue from Scarborough Beach Road to Howe Street by early 2020.