Ward Boundary and Elected Member Representation Review

Consultation has concluded

The City’s Council is made up of 14 elected members with equal representation across seven wards:


  • Balga Ward
  • Coastal Ward
  • Doubleview Ward
  • Hamersley Ward
  • Inglewood Ward
  • Lawley Ward
  • Osborne Ward.

We are currently reviewing the ward boundaries and the number of elected members for each ward. The Local Government Act 1995 requires each local government to undertake this review no later than every eight years.

As the City carried out its last review in 2011, it is now time to undertake another review, which will affect the next Ordinary Elections to be held on 19 October 2019.

Four options have been developed as part of this review by considering the communities of interest, physical and topographic features, demographic trends, economic factors and ratio of councillors to electors in the various wards.

The options are:


Option 1a
Current ward structure with minor realignment of the boundary between the Doubleview Ward and Hamersley Ward


Option 1b
Current ward structure with minor realignment of the boundary between the Coastal, Doubleview and Hamersley wards


Option 1c
Current ward structure with minor realignment of the boundary between the Coastal, Doubleview, Osborne and Hamersley wards


Option 2
Four ward structure.

The four options are explained in more detail in a discussion paper, which is available to download from the Document Library. The options and discussion paper were endorsed to go out for public comment by Council at the 4 September 2018 meeting.

The City’s Council is made up of 14 elected members with equal representation across seven wards:


  • Balga Ward
  • Coastal Ward
  • Doubleview Ward
  • Hamersley Ward
  • Inglewood Ward
  • Lawley Ward
  • Osborne Ward.

We are currently reviewing the ward boundaries and the number of elected members for each ward. The Local Government Act 1995 requires each local government to undertake this review no later than every eight years.

As the City carried out its last review in 2011, it is now time to undertake another review, which will affect the next Ordinary Elections to be held on 19 October 2019.

Four options have been developed as part of this review by considering the communities of interest, physical and topographic features, demographic trends, economic factors and ratio of councillors to electors in the various wards.

The options are:


Option 1a
Current ward structure with minor realignment of the boundary between the Doubleview Ward and Hamersley Ward


Option 1b
Current ward structure with minor realignment of the boundary between the Coastal, Doubleview and Hamersley wards


Option 1c
Current ward structure with minor realignment of the boundary between the Coastal, Doubleview, Osborne and Hamersley wards


Option 2
Four ward structure.

The four options are explained in more detail in a discussion paper, which is available to download from the Document Library. The options and discussion paper were endorsed to go out for public comment by Council at the 4 September 2018 meeting.

Consultation has concluded
  • Council endorses ward structure option

    about 5 hours ago

    Council resolved to adopt option 1c at the 4 December 2018 Council meeting. The option will see the current ward structure remain, with minor realignment of the boundary between the Coastal, Doubleview, Osborne and Hamersley wards, as detailed in the Discussion Paper.

    The City will now submit the proposal to the Local Government Advisory Board for its consideration and if approved will come into effect by the next Ordinary Elections to be held on 19 October 2019.

    Thank you to all members of the community who provided feedback on the Review of Ward Boundaries and Elected ...

    Council resolved to adopt option 1c at the 4 December 2018 Council meeting. The option will see the current ward structure remain, with minor realignment of the boundary between the Coastal, Doubleview, Osborne and Hamersley wards, as detailed in the Discussion Paper.

    The City will now submit the proposal to the Local Government Advisory Board for its consideration and if approved will come into effect by the next Ordinary Elections to be held on 19 October 2019.

    Thank you to all members of the community who provided feedback on the Review of Ward Boundaries and Elected Member Representation Discussion Paper.

  • Comment period closed

    about 1 month ago

    Thank you to all members of the community who provided feedback on the Review of Ward Boundaries and Elected Member Representation Discussion Paper.

    The feedback period ran from 18 September 2018 until 2 November 2018.

    The site received more than 780 visits and 110 submissions were received.

    A report is being prepared for Council on the recommendations from this process.

    Thank you to all members of the community who provided feedback on the Review of Ward Boundaries and Elected Member Representation Discussion Paper.

    The feedback period ran from 18 September 2018 until 2 November 2018.

    The site received more than 780 visits and 110 submissions were received.

    A report is being prepared for Council on the recommendations from this process.

  • Public submission period now open!

    3 months ago

    The City of Stirling is reviewing its ward boundaries and elected member representation. We are inviting the public’s feedback on four options being proposed and are also seeking suggestions for other alternatives to be considered by Council.

    The community is invited to view the discussion paper, located in the Document Library, and provide feedback via the online submission form.

    Public submissions must be submitted by 5.00pm Friday 2 November 2018.

    For further queries, or to receive this information in an alternative format, please contact John Beaton, Acting Manager Governance on (08) 9205 8419 or John.Beaton@stirling.wa.gov.au.

    The City of Stirling is reviewing its ward boundaries and elected member representation. We are inviting the public’s feedback on four options being proposed and are also seeking suggestions for other alternatives to be considered by Council.

    The community is invited to view the discussion paper, located in the Document Library, and provide feedback via the online submission form.

    Public submissions must be submitted by 5.00pm Friday 2 November 2018.

    For further queries, or to receive this information in an alternative format, please contact John Beaton, Acting Manager Governance on (08) 9205 8419 or John.Beaton@stirling.wa.gov.au.