The City of Cockburn has officially opposed Roe 8 since 2001.
Following the WA Labor win at the March 2017 State Election, Premier Mark McGowan reiterated his pledge that his government will cancel Roe 8 and the Perth Freight Link to Fremantle Harbour, favouring the development of an Outer Harbour at Kwinana.
The City is now keen for the process of removing the Roe 8 and 9 Reserves from the Metropolitan Regional Scheme to begin as soon as practicable.
It will take some time as the matter must be placed before both Houses of Parliament.
In October 2016, the City condemned the Barnett Government's issuing of contracts allowing earthworks to begin at the Roe 8 Reserve.
This was despite outstanding legal challenges and WA Labor's pre-election announcement that it would cancel the controversial Roe 8 alignment if it won government.
Unfortunately, clearing continued resulting in the unnecessary loss of about 33 hectares of bushland and flora/fauna habitat in Coolbellup, Bibra Lake and the Beeliar Wetlands, also affecting ancient sites sacred to generations of local Aboriginal people.
Temporary Road works - Berrigan Drive
The City has temporarily closed the entry/exit point to the Caltex fuel station on Berrigan Drive near the corner of North Lake Road, South Lake.
Its aim is to prevent further accidents at the site until a permanent solution can be found.
Find out about new Wards and Boundaries
Local Government elections for 2017 will be held by postal vote in October.
UPDATE : NEW STAIRS FOR DIVE TRAIL VISITORS
To improve safety near the Coogee Maritime Trail, the City of Cockburn plans to install some stairs over the seawall.
Due to reasons beyond our control (tides) the stairs have not yet been installed. Works on the footing will again commence as per the schedule below.
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COCKBURN EVENTS GUIDE for 2017 - More events
Your event guide includes everything you need to know about our coming events, plus there's a chance to win an awesome prize! Here's just a few!
Cockburn's Got Talent
Come check out the talent singers / performers of Cockburn at the following times!
Heat 2: 25 March 2017
6.30pm - 8.30pm @ Cockburn Youth Centre
REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED
In partnership with Healthway, promoting the DrugAware message, skate park clinics return to 3 locations!
LOCATIONS: Coolbellup Skatepark - Atwell Skatepark, Spearwood Skatepark.
Join us for this years Hello Baby event - its our 10 year anniversary! To celebrate this special anniversary you will find:
Recent rains have caused many firebreaks and vacant blocks to become covered with new grass and vegetation. Forecast warmer weather will dry out this grass resulting in ineffective firebreaks.
Don't put homes and emergency crews at risk, ensure your firebreaks meet the minimum standards as per the City's Fire Control Order 3m wide and 4m high clearance.
Recommended changes to the City ward boundaries are currently with the Local Government Advisory Board following community consultation.
Wards and boundaries
The City asked the community (November/December 2016) to give feedback about changing its wards and boundaries.
This was to comply with State policy which requires all local governments to have the same number of electors in each ward, give or take 10 percent.
Due to growth in some suburbs, Council had to change the boundaries to comply. Based on the community feedback, the most popular option of the three options presented was Option 1.
In accordance with section 6.19 of the Local Government Act 1995 the City of Cockburn here with gives notice of new fees and charges for the Cockburn Arc effective as of the 31 March 2017.
If you are a school, community group, not-for-profit organisation, group of households or a small business in the City of Cockburn, you can apply for a sustainability grant to assist your project.
Funding rounds close on March 31
Please contact the Sustainability Officer on 9411 3444 for more information and to discuss your project ideas.VISIT SUSTAINABILITY GRANTS & SUBSIDIES
Soft leg fox trapping and feral cat cage trapping will be occurring throughout several City of Cockburn Conservation Reserves from March through to June.
To ensure a successful program, pet owners are encouraged to have their dogs restrained when visiting our reserves and cats retained to the confines of their own property.