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Stirling, Western Australia
The City of Stirling is a Local Government Area of Western Australia. It covers an area of approximately 100 km² in metropolitan Perth, the capital of Western Australia and lies about 5 kilometers north west of the Perth CBD. Stirling is also a suburb within this local government area.
The City of Stirling began in 1871 as the Perth Road Board, became the Shire of Perth in 1961, and gained City status in 1971.
In 1871, when the total population of WA was only 25,000 the (Stirling) district was five times larger than now, but the area was either rural or completely undeveloped. It then included what are now the Cities of Wanneroo, Bayswater and Belmont.
By 1947, Stirling’s population was 31,000. It reached 84,000 in 1961 and climbed above 160,000 in 1971 with the development of northern areas. In 1990 it was 180,000.
The City of Stirling
- Mount Lawley
- North Beach
- Osborne Park
- Tuart Hill
- Wembley Downs
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