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

Green Links

Grants & Subsidies | Street Tree Planting | Native Plant Scheme
Habitat for Homes | Sustainability Grants | Garden Workshops
 Landowner Biodiversity Grants | Linking Biodiversity in Cockburn

We live in one of Australia's most sustainable Cities and take pride in our parks, gardens and bushland reserves.

We are lucky to have over 1,000 hectares of bushland reserves, a RAMSAR listed wetland and two unique chains of lakes that run through the heart of our city.

But our urban forests are under pressure with development and increasing housing densitites, reduced rainfall and climate change. This has resulted in loss of native habitat, reduced amenity and higher temperatures in our suburbs.

A recent study by Curtin University has linked the loss of trees in Perth to heat related problems for residents.

The City of Cockburn Green Links program aims to address these problems, while enhancing biodiversity and improving ecological corridors in Cockburn.


Grants and Subsidies

The City of Cockburn offers a number of free workshops, grants and subsidies to help improve verges and gardens, cool the suburbs and connect our bushland, parks and wetlands.

Street Tree Plantings

Residents can make a request for a tree to be planted on their street verge. Generally, the species of tree will be the same as those already in your street

Who: All property owners in Cockburn.
When: Requests taken all year. Trees are planted all year round.
How: To request a tree email: or phone 9411 3444. For more information click here

Native Plant Subsidy Scheme

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Habitat for Homes

Bird nesting boxes are available to residents at subsidised prices. Rebates are also available for bird baths (this program includes a workshop for applicants.)

Who: Cockburn residents (eligibility criteria applies)
When: All year round (while stocks last)
How: Click here for more information

Sustainability Grants

A Better Tomorrow Sustainability Grants - Funding is available to help promote and implement sustainability projects.

Who: Small businesses, collective households (two or more), community groups and schools.
When: Applications close 31 March each year.
How: Click here for further information

Garden Workshops

Free workshops on soil types, composting, plant choices, food gardening, waterwise tips and more.

Who: All Cockburn residents
When: Various dates
How: Visit our Events information, connect with us on Facebook or sign up to the Cockburn Newsletter to be advised of future events.


Landowner Biodiversity Grants

Who: Landowners in the rural, rural living or resource zones. Refer Map to see which zone you live in.
When: Applications close 31 October.
How: Contact the City's Environmental Officer to discuss your project and arrange a site visit. Further informaton available here.

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Linking Biodiversity in the City of Cockburn

We are lucky to have some of Western Australia's best inland lakes which form two unique chains of wetlands running from north to south through the heart of our City. Thompsons Lake is an internationally significant RAMSAR listed wetland.

With over 250 parks, 82 bushland reserves and a network of tree-lined streets, Cockburn has an opportunity to link these green spaces to provide stepping stones for fauna movement and improved amenity across the City. The City has identified a network of potential ecological corridors some of which are shown on this map.

All residents are encouraged to enhance their verges and gardens. Our Green Links grants and subsidies are available to help improve the biodiversity within our gardens and to develop connectivity between our natural bushland reserves and parks.



If you have any questions, please contact Environmental Services on
9411 3444 or


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Contact Us:


Phone: 08 9411 3444