INVESTIGATION has begun into a proposed urban stream as part of the Stirling City Centre project.
Touted as Perth’s second CBD, the planned city centre around Stirling train station and Innaloo retail precinct would cater for 30,000 jobs and 30,000 residents.
A natural waterway in an urban area, urban streams generally run through highly populated areas and can experience pollution due to urban run-off.
Plans for a local version include using the existing Osborne Park main drain to flow through the potential city centre development.
The Stirling City Centre Alliance, which includes State Government delegates and residents, recently appointed a firm to carry out environmental and water management investigative work for an urban stream.
Engineering, architecture and environmental consulting company GHD will attend to the environment and water study.
A Stirling Alliance spokeswoman said the planned redesign and remediation of the urban stream through the Stirling city centre would create high amenity public open space for residents and visitors.
“The stream will be redesigned, relocated and remediated in association with the construction of Stephenson Boulevard,” she said.
“The creation of a high quality public open space – consisting of the stream and adjacent land – is essential in creating a sustainable 21st century city.”
Mayor David Boothman said the work was a key milestone for the Stirling City Centre Alliance and would provide for the design of effective water systems into the future.
The WA Planning Commission and the City of Stirling are co-funding the investigation work.