Project Details

Stirk Park Upgrade

Project Status : In Progress
Estimated Completion Date : TBC
Location : Stirk Park, Kalamunda Road, Kalamunda


Please observe and follow any signage and directions on site.

All drainage works are complete. The tender for the Skate Park and Nature play have now been awarded and work is progressing with project completion expected end-2023.


November 2023: Major construction completed and fences came down. Official opening event set for Saturday 25 November 2023. Maintenance ongoing. New toilet block slated for delivery mid-2024.

September 2023:  Recent highlights include the completion of the final skate walls, the installation of the junior climbing structure and the ongoing installation of the senior climber. Additionally, footpaths throughout the playground have been poured, and smaller play pieces like balance logs and steppers have been installed. Final shelter pads have also been poured. Next, work at the skate park will focus on continued formwork, concrete pours for the top banks and intermediate zone, and the ongoing installation of the large climbing structure. Meanwhile, footpaths throughout the playground will continue to be poured, and preparations will start for the basketball court.

August 2023: Progress is continuing at Stirk Park, with the next layer of concrete being added to the skate bowl, the shelters have been installed, and the junior climbing structure has started to take shape.  The coming weeks will see the completion of the flying fox, the installation of park benches and picnic furniture and construction for the large climbing structure kick off.

July 2023: The skate park bowl and ‘Zig Zag’ are taking shape with the concrete expected to keep pouring until end of July. The old playground equipment has been removed to make way for new elements and work has started on the new basketball half court, with preparations being made for the new sand and water play area.

June 2023: Vegetation is to be given a new lease of life at Stirk park, with the removal of three degraded, non-native weeping willows that sit alongside the creek. These trees are in poor condition and are no longer actively growing. For each tree being removed, four Eucalyptus patens (Swan River Blackbutt) will be planted. This species is the ideal native species for wet and fertile locations and is already growing around the City.

February 2023: The City of Kalamunda marked the commencement of the highly anticipated Stirk Park upgrade with a turning of the sod ceremony in the park on 1 February 2023 [read full media release...]

November 2022: Advanteering Civil Engineers have been selected by the City to construct a new playground and skate park. Construction will commence early in 2023. [read full media release...]

July 2022: Detailed designs for the playground have now been completed and documentation is being finalised for tender.

April 2022: Nature play space adopted by Council on Tuesday, 26 April.
View designs here
View Playground Concept Plans here (supplied by Nature Play Solutions)

February 2022 - The City has received written confirmation from Rotary Club of Kalamunda will contribute $75,000 towards the Stirk Park upgrades.

January 2022 - The City has secured a $1.715 million grant from Lotterywest towards the construction and associated costs for development of the playground and skate park. Pre-works will commence shortly around the Lake area to improve the Park drainage system and set up for the playground. Detailed design of the playground is expected in April 2022. [read full media release]

September 2021 - The City has allocated $316,000 in the 2021/22 Budget to undertake detail design of the skate park and playground, kicking off the improvements at Stirk Park. In addition, we recently applied to Lotterywest for funding of the $3million upgrade – we’re awaiting the outcome ATM. We’ll announce to the community as soon as we know more.

August 2021 - Concept designs for Stage One priorities of the Stirk Park Master Plan including the new play space and skate park are now completed following a detailed community consultation process.

The concepts were endorsed by Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting of the 25th August 2020 and the City is currently progressing detailed designs for the project and has submitted a funding application to Lotterywest, whilst also seeking other external funding opportunities to implement the project.

In addition, the Rotary Club of Kalamunda has agreed to contribute $75,000 towards the project. An outcome on the Lotterywest funding application will likely be known in late 2021, at which point in time further updates will be provided to the community.

October 2020 - Concept designs for Stage One priorities of the Stirk Park Master Plan including the new play space and skate park are now completed following a detailed community consultation process.

The concepts were endorsed by Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting of the 25th August 2020 and the City are now seeking external funding opportunities to implement the project.

March 2020 -  Stirk Park has been given a storm water health upgrade, with the installation of a Baffle Box Gross Pollutant Trap. Baffle boxes are concrete or fiberglass structures containing a series of sediment settling chambers separated by baffles, key functions as follows:

  • The Baffle Box is being used to treat runoff entering Stirk Park.
  • The structure is designed to help reduce the amount of sediment and polluted stormwater that enters Stirk Park and the creek.
  • The pollutant separating screen system in the centre of box filters out large debris; this includes leaves sticks and litter.
  • By slowing the flow through the stormwater pipe the baffle box allows time for sediment to settle out of the water, this collects in the bottom of the box.
  • The result is cleaner water entering the drainage reserve which in turn improves the water quality of Poison Gully. 

The pollutant trap will significantly reduce the amount of pollutants entering the Stirk Park and is expected to be operational by April 2020. Once installed, the trap will catch litter, particularly cigarette butts and pieces of plastics, before they enter the creek.


Back in 2018, the City adopted the Stirk Park Master Plan, which includes the development of a new playground and a skate park to replace the existing facility on Canning Road. These components were identified as being priority items for the community. Since then, further community engagement and concept planning has been undertaken, which were endorsed by Council in August 2020.

Media Release


Total Allocated Budget $3,800,000 as endorsed and approved by Council at OCM [26 April 2022] 
Lotterywest: $1,715,000 | Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Phase 3: $1,520,162 | Public Open Space Cash in Lieu: $ 262,520 | Unexpended Capital Reserve: $ 227,318 | Rotary Club of Kalamunda: $ 75,000

City of Kalamunda | Lotterywest | Rotary Club of Kalamunda

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Stirk Park Master Plan

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