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

Current Projects in Cockburn -

Keep up to date with the many ongoing projects currently being worked on by the City. You can find the list of projects on this page, that then link you to further information within the Council's website.

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If there is a project you think should be listed here email: with your suggestion.

City Planning and Development Projects 

Underground Power

You may have seen the dramatic difference to the landscape since the power was undergrounded in East Hamilton Hill and East Coolbellup.

The State Government has shortlisted the following area for underground power in the future and has surveyed homeowners: (see maps below)

         South Lake - South Lake West and South Lake East
South Lake Proposed Area - Round 6 - VIEW MAP


Western Power lists the benefits of laying power cables underground as:

Fewer blackouts during inclement weather 

Improved property values

Reduced street tree pruning requirements, trees can grow to natural height

Brighter, safer and more evenly lit streets with the new lighting system

What happens next?

If an area is shortlisted, the State Government require support to proceed from the majority of property owners who respond to them. This is partly because property owners are asked to make a financial contribution.

In the past this has been made possible over five years. That level of detail is not yet finalised but will be provided to residents if the application is successful. If the application is unsuccessful the City will reapply in the next round.

Hamilton Hill Revitalisation Strategy

View the upgrades that have been carried out so far in Hamilton Hill and where we are with re-zoning.

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Cockburn Coast

Overlooking the Indian Ocean, between South Beach, Fremantle and Port Coogee Cockburn Coast will offer a cosmopolitan beachside living and cafe lifestyle with new amenities and excellent transport networks. 

About 10,000 people will live in the area which is anticipated to take approximately 15-20 years to fully develop. 

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Cockburn Central Town Centre

Cockburn Central will be a town centre with a vibrant mix of residential, retail and commercial properties. Residential medium to high density apartment living will cater for the diverse community of the future.

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Development Area 19 (Muriel Court) Structure Plan, Cockburn Central

Development Area 19 (Muriel Court) is located north-west of the Cockburn Central Town Centre adjacent the Kwinana Freeway. The structure plan provides for a broad range of residential densities, in order to capitalise on the sites location close to the Cockburn Train Station and Regional Centre. The structure plan also provides for a new local centre internal to the area, and the development of an integrated mixed business precinct along North Lake Road.  

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Port Coogee

The Port Coogee Marina Development is rapidly developing as a vibrant coastal location which offers residents and visitors alike many unique experiences.

Visit their website to find out more information:

Phoenix Central Revitalisation Strategy

The Phoenix Central Revitalisation Strategy provides a strategic framework for improvements to the Phoenix Town Centre, which includes the surrounding suburbs of Spearwood and Hamilton Hill.  

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Latitude 32

Latitude 32 (formerly known as the Hope Valley Wattleup Redevelopment Project) is being planned and coordinated by the WA Government's land specialist LandCorp, and is one of the largest industrial redevelopments undertaken in Australia.

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Naval Base Shacks

The City manages the Naval Base Holiday Park, which comprises 176 shacks located on the shores of Cockburn Sound, at the very southern tip of the City along Cockburn Road. The City is in the final process of updating the management plan for the reserve, which sets how future improvements to the site will be managed.

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Packham North District Structure (Watsonia) Plan

The Packham North redevelopment comprises the land of the former Watsonia Plant and surrounding rural properties. Redevelopment will provide more than 350 new residential properties, located close to the Phoenix Town Centre, glorious Coogee Beach and Beeliar Regional Park.

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National Broadband Network

NBN Co is responsible for the upgrade of Australia's existing telecommunications network to provide wholesale services to retail service providers, bringing fast and reliable broadband to all Australians. 

NBN Co plans to upgrade the existing telecommunications network in the most cost-efficient way using best-fit technology and taking into consideration existing infrastructure.

This will vary from place to place and is expected to include technologies such as Fibre to the Node/Building (FTTN/B), Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC), Fixed Wireless and Satellite.  Other technologies may also be considered. 

NBN Co plans to submit its revised Corporate Plan early this financial year and the plan will have an update on the rollout timeframe across Australia.

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Community Service

Cockburn ARC

The Cockburn community has settled on 'Cockburn ARC' as the official name of the major recreation and aquatic centre under construction at Cockburn Central West.


Throughout the comprehensive consultation process, involving focus groups, a community survey and phone poll,

Cockburn ARC was repeatedly chosen by the majority as the preferred option from several shortlisted names.


Cockburn ARC is one of the largest developments of its kind undertaken in Australia by a local government authority. Not only will the centre provide state-of-the-art aquatic and recreation facilities, it will also host the new home of the Fremantle Dockers.

Scheduled for completion in mid-2017, the $109M development has resulted from the City acquiring major funding support from both the State and Federal Governments, as well as fostering close collaborations with the Fremantle Football Club and Curtin University.

click to view artists impression - Northern view.
Artist impression of the new Regional Physical Activity and Education Centre - northern view.

click to view artists impression - Southern view.
Artist impression of the new Regional Physical Activity and Education Centre - southern view.

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Cockburn Coast 





Coogee Beach Life Saving Club as of Jan 2013 




Planning Projects  

Visko Park 

The City of Cockburn has been successful in gaining $4.5M from the National Stronger Regions Fund towards the construction of a Bowling and Recreation Facility at Visko Park in Yangebup.

The total project cost is expected to be $9.5M, which will see the construction of a facility featuring synthetic greens for lawn bowls, fenced soccer pitches for five-a-side games and a sand area suitable for beach volleyball.

Project details
The new Bowling and Recreation Facility will include:

  • two synthetic bowling greens (one covered) with outdoor lighting and spectator shelters
  • two soccer pitches with outdoor lighting
  • beach volleyball courts
  • multi-purpose community facility including: kitchen, dining room / and Function Room, activity and meeting rooms
  • requisite change rooms and toilets
  • landscaped car park.

A large area at the northern end of the park will be available as a grassed area with a playground.

Concept designs have been developed in consultation with stakeholders and are now available to the public.

The building project will commence in April/May 2017 and be completed by April 2018.

Cockburn Bowling Club premises in Spearwood
The Cockburn Bowling and Recreation Club will relocate to the Yangebup site from its 50-year-old premises in Spearwood in 2018. There are no plans at present to develop the land currently leased by the club.

Artists interpretation of the new Cockburn bowling club

Artists interpretation of the new Cockburn bowling club 

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