North Beach Urban Renewal Precinct

The North Beach Urban Renewal Precinct project seeks to create a vibrant, inclusive and liveable precinct by providing a range of appropriate housing choices in the area. The precinct area includes Communities-owned properties bounded by North Beach Road, Edgefield Way and Riley Road.  

Extensive engagement was completed in 2018 and 2019 with the local community and the City of Stirling to develop the future vision for the North Beach Urban Renewal Precinct and inform future development. The vision created was:

“The North Beach Urban Renewal Precinct embodies the relaxed and coastal character of North Beach. It is a place that connects us with the natural landscape and enables us to evolve as a community.”

In line with this, the project aims to deliver well-designed and thoughtful living spaces and amenity that reflect the distinctive characteristics of North Beach and embodies the community's vision for the area.

Project progress

Communities has been working closely with key stakeholders to inform and guide our approach to the North Beach Urban Renewal Precinct project.

We have reviewed the community feedback received throughout our engagement activities, undertaken detailed market research and consulted with both the City of Stirling and the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage. The City of Stirling recently released its Local Planning Strategy No. 3, which provides further direction on how North Beach will evolve over the next 10 to 15 years. This will also guide the urban renewal.

As such, we have progressed the:
  • Sale of several properties within the precinct, including vacant lots on Charles Riley Road. 
  • Ongoing assessment of other Communities-owned properties that may be suitable for sale, based on tenant needs and age of the properties.

Furthermore, Communities will be seeking to redevelop the area bounded by Ellingham Street, Cromer Way, Sedgeford Road and Munford Street (referred to as the Cromer Way redevelopment site).

Next steps

Communities is preparing to lodge a Local Scheme Amendment with the City of Stirling to increase the residential density within the Cromer Way redevelopment site to enable the construction of townhouses and apartments, up to three storeys in height.

Once this is submitted, the City of Stirling will invite the North Beach community to provide feedback on the Local Scheme Amendment when it is advertised for public comment.

Let’s keep the conversation going

We will continue to provide updates on this page as they are available.

In the meantime, please email if you have any questions or would like to make a comment about the project.

Thank you for your interest in the North Beach Urban Renewal project. Together we can help create a vibrant precinct that continues to embody the relaxed and coastal character of North Beach.​​​​