City of Cockburn, PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC, Western Australia, 6965
Telephone: (08) 9411 3444

Recent news!

Omeo Dive Trail

the City is reviewing options for installing stairs that will allow better access to the newly installed Omeo Dive Trail.  Made from a composite material the stairs will allow easy access down to the beach.

Night stalk success

As part of the Get Wild About Wetlands events 15 intrepid youngsters and their families explored Bibra Lake by torch light.  With a experienced guide from Native Arc animals observed included Boobook Owl, Brush-tailed Possum, microbats and Quendas.  A great night of fun!!

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Launch Sustainable Living Event series

Bored?  Not any more. The City has released it's Sustainable Living Event series for January- June 2017.  With a range of workshops and events you can broaden your horizons and find out ways to minimise your impact on the planet.  Many events are free and some have costs.

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State of Sustainability Report 2015-2016

The City of Cockburn has adopted its fifth annual State of Sustainability (SoS) Report.

The 2015-16 Report enables the City to publicly track its progress towards sustainability across four key areas Governance, Economy, Environment and Society.

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Dieback Mapping

The City as part of it's management of threats to natural areas undertakes mapping of the presence of Dieback (Phytophora cinnamomi) in it's reserves.  Dieback is a plant disease that can devastate forests and woodlands.  Banksia communities are at great risk from this disease.  The City actively manages this disease where possible by installing wash down stations, limestone tracks and signage. 

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Environmental Enthusiasts

The City of Cockburn's Environmental Services team oversee a wide range of responsibilities including natural area management, environmental education, sustainability, climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental management and bushland conservation and restoration.    

Our Team Consists of:

  • Environmental Services Manager
  • Environment and Waste Education Officer
  • Environmental Officer- Natural Resources
  • Environmental Officer
  • Sustainability Officer
  • Bushland Supervisor
  • Bushland Maintenance Officers x6

The Environmental Services Team with the support of the elected members, Executive and the staff at the city; are committed to delivering excellence in conservation, sustainability and climate change initiatives. Working towards these goals is an evolving process. The timeline below tracks the ongoing progress of Environmental Management at the City of Cockburn.

  • Creation of a State of Sustainability Report, a first for local government in Western Australia

2011- The City was awarded category winner and overall winner of the 2011 Western Australian Environment Awards

The City was awarded category winner at the 2011 National Awards for Local Government

2012- Council becomes a signatory to the WALGA Climate Change Declaration

The City was awarded Overall Winner for both the State and National Keep Australia Beautiful Australian Sustainable Cities Awards 2012

The City was awarded Category Winner for the Keep Australia Beautiful Australian Sustainable Cities Awards 2012 for the following:

  • Young Legends  (State Winner)
  • Environmental Innovation and Protection (State Winner)
  • Energy Innovation (National Winner)
  • Community Action and Partnerships (National Winner)

The City Highly Commended at the State Keep Australia Beautiful Australian Sustainable Cities Awards 2012 for the following:

  • Heritage and Culture Category
  • Community Action and Partnership Category

2013- The City is endorsed as a 'Waterwise Council' by the Department of Water and the Water Corporation. To achieve this, the City has set strict targets and proven its ability to reduce water use whilst also implementing measures to improve the water quality in local wetlands.



  • Supporting Friends of Groups at Market Garden Swamp, Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre and Native Arc.
  • Involvement with Conservation Volunteers to engage community volunteers in local conservation projects
  • Continuing support and development of partnerships with tertiary institutions 



2011 Local Government Awards Winner

for Leading Community Climate Change Action


City of Cockburn Sustainable Cities Winner 2012