Rights of way projects

There are over 400 laneways across the City of Stirling, officially known as rights of way (ROWs). Currently, the majority of these are unsealed laneways and are privately owned.

In an effort to improve local amenity, safety and usability, the City is carrying out a staged upgrade program to convert all existing privately owned ROWs into public streets.

This will bring ROWs into compliance with current City standards for sealing, kerbing, drainage and lighting of public streets under its care and management. Once dedicated into the City's care and management, the City will be responsible for maintaining the upgraded ROWs.

More information about the ROW program can be found in the Rights of Way Management Strategy and associated documents located in the Document Library to the right of the page.

What does the City seek feedback on?

The City seeks feedback from owners and residents directly affected by the installation of traffic calming devices, such as speed humps, within the ROW.

When feedback is sought on the proposed installation of traffic calming devices within a ROW, owners and residents of affected properties are contacted by mail.

While feedback from the wider community is considered as part of the public consultation process, only those owners and residents directly impacted by the proposed installation of the traffic calming devices, and who have been contacted by mail, will determine the final outcome.

If you have received a letter about a proposed ROW project and would like to provide your input, please complete the submission form located at the bottom of the relevant project page by the specified closing date.

Did you know?

Rights-of-way exist in towns and suburbs throughout WA as a legacy of a municipal waste collection service in operation before flush toilets were common.

Each residential and commercial property had a pan toilet, or ‘thunderbox’ on its back fence line and ‘night carts’ would collect the contents from each toilet once a week while travelling along these back lanes.

This information is available in alternative formats on request by contacting the City of Stirling Customer Service Team on (08) 9205 8555.

There are over 400 laneways across the City of Stirling, officially known as rights of way (ROWs). Currently, the majority of these are unsealed laneways and are privately owned.

In an effort to improve local amenity, safety and usability, the City is carrying out a staged upgrade program to convert all existing privately owned ROWs into public streets.

This will bring ROWs into compliance with current City standards for sealing, kerbing, drainage and lighting of public streets under its care and management. Once dedicated into the City's care and management, the City will be responsible for maintaining the upgraded ROWs.

More information about the ROW program can be found in the Rights of Way Management Strategy and associated documents located in the Document Library to the right of the page.

What does the City seek feedback on?

The City seeks feedback from owners and residents directly affected by the installation of traffic calming devices, such as speed humps, within the ROW.

When feedback is sought on the proposed installation of traffic calming devices within a ROW, owners and residents of affected properties are contacted by mail.

While feedback from the wider community is considered as part of the public consultation process, only those owners and residents directly impacted by the proposed installation of the traffic calming devices, and who have been contacted by mail, will determine the final outcome.

If you have received a letter about a proposed ROW project and would like to provide your input, please complete the submission form located at the bottom of the relevant project page by the specified closing date.

Did you know?

Rights-of-way exist in towns and suburbs throughout WA as a legacy of a municipal waste collection service in operation before flush toilets were common.

Each residential and commercial property had a pan toilet, or ‘thunderbox’ on its back fence line and ‘night carts’ would collect the contents from each toilet once a week while travelling along these back lanes.

This information is available in alternative formats on request by contacting the City of Stirling Customer Service Team on (08) 9205 8555.