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  1. Jarvis Park upgrades to start this June
    Details updated on:  Thursday, May 25, 2017
    Upgrading playgrounds and increasing garden beds to attract native fauna will be the focus of improvements to Jarvis Park in Coolbellup this financial year.

    Cockburn council approved $400,000 for upgrades to Jarvis Park as part ...
  2. Cockburn ready for transport transformation
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    Yesterday's announcement by the Federal and State Governments of a raft of major transport projects across Cockburn will transform the City. With traffic congestion reported as the biggest issue in the City, Cockburn's r ...
  3. Illegal beach party organisers warned
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, May 03, 2017
    People holding large organised parties at beaches in the City of Cockburn are the target of a campaign to stop the illegal and potentially dangerous gatherings.

    The City is working with its CoSafe security patrol service and lo ...
  4. Incident near the Cockburn Youth Centre
    Details updated on:  Friday, April 07, 2017
    City Officers met with Cockburn Police this morning to discuss an incident that happened near Cockburn Youth Centre last night (6 April).

    The incident occurred outside a nearby fast food outlet - and not outside the Youth Centr ...
  5. 111 junior sports grants awarded
    Details updated on:  Thursday, April 06, 2017
    More than 100 active kids from Cockburn have received a share of $44,400 from the City of Cockburn as part of its annual Junior Sports Travel Assistance Program.
    The 52 recipients of the December 2016 and March 2017 rounds have r ...
  6. Towards Zero this Easter
    Details updated on:  Thursday, April 06, 2017
    The City of Cockburn, WA Police and CoSafe have joined forces to appeal for locals to strive Towards Zero when travelling on the road this school holiday and Easter period.
    Towards Zero is the State Government's road safety ...
  7. City focused on Election pledges
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    The City of Cockburn congratulates the in-coming WA Labor Government following its victory at the 11 March State Election.

    Mayor Logan Howlett said the City was looking forward to working with the new State Government to achiev ...
  8. No bridge means no expansion: Gateway owner
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, March 08, 2017
    FORGET about catching a movie at Cockburn Gateway anytime soon, unless the State Government commits funds towards the construction of Armadale Road Bridge.

    The City of Cockburn is still waiting for a commitment from the Barnett ...
  9. Women's football: From trailblazers to game-changers
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, February 21, 2017
    In support of the Fremantle Football Club Women's AFL team, the City of Cockburn presented the fledgling franchise with a historic photograph of female footy players dating back to 1920s Perth, on the eve of its first home ga ...
  10. Noise issue - St Jerome's Catholic Parish Hall
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    St Jerome's Primary School will be able to continue using the adjacent Parish hall where it holds regular assemblies.

    City of Cockburn Director, Planning & Development Services, Daniel Arndt, notified the schoo ...
  11. Coogee Dive Trail to open with Salty Fest
    Details updated on:  Thursday, February 09, 2017
    Omeo oh my-oh!

    The beachside wreck of 1858-built steam ship Omeo will be the star of Salty Fest, a coastal celebration of the City of Cockburn's completion of its $300,000 Coogee Maritime Trail.

    The Omeo has long been ...
  12. Communities demand Armadale Rd Bridge
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, February 07, 2017
    Recent polling of the communities of Cockburn and Armadale has shown that traffic congestion will be made a priority issue in the upcoming State election.

    Community Connect South (CCS), an initiative of the Cities of Armadale ...
  13. Finish the job, build Armadale Rd Bridge
    Details updated on:  Friday, February 03, 2017
    The Cities of Armadale and Cockburn are once again campaigning in the lead up to the State election to secure funding for the Armadale Road Bridge, which will fix traffic congestion issues on Armadale Road and around Cockburn Cent ...
  14. Thornlie to Cockburn rail won't work without the bridge
    Details updated on:  Monday, January 30, 2017
    The Cities of Armadale and Cockburn have welcomed the announcement by the State Government to extend the Thornlie train line to Cockburn.

    "Whilst creating a much-needed link between the Armadale and Mandurah lines is posit ...
  15. City of Cockburn Community Citizen of the Year Awards 2017
    Details updated on:  Friday, January 27, 2017
    The City of Cockburn has welcomed four new recipients to its coveted list of Australia Day Community Citizen of the Year Award winners.

    The awards for 2017 were presented by Mayor Logan Howlett at the City's annual Austral ...
  16. Barnett Government presented with Armadale Rd Bridge proposal
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, January 25, 2017
    At a visit to the Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre on Wednesday 25 January, Premier Colin Barnett was presented with the Community Connect South - Armadale Road Bridge proposal by the City of Cockburn.

    Community Connect ...
  17. Temporary Roe 8 protesters camp approved
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, January 18, 2017
    THE City of Cockburn has given temporary conditional permission for Roe 8 protesters to camp on a council controlled reserve.

    Protesters will be allowed to camp at Bassett Reserve in Bibra Lake, on land fronting Progress Drive ...
  18. Dust health fears prompt call for Roe 8 clearing to stop
    Details updated on:  Thursday, January 12, 2017
    The City of Cockburn believes State Government clearing of asbestos-riddled bushland near Coolbellup is at very high risk of causing unreasonable and potentially dangerous dust emissions for nearby residents.

    The City has calle ...
  19. Cockburn ARC foundation membership launch
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    THE release of foundation memberships at Cockburn ARC have proven more popular than expected but there is still time to take advantage of the limited offer.

    The construction phase of the $109m aquatic and recreation centre is a ...
  20. Cockburn keeps Hamilton Hill and North Coogee
    Details updated on:  Monday, January 09, 2017
    The City of Cockburn has welcomed the recommendation from the Local Government Advisory Board (LGAB) to the Minister for Local Government and Communities not to make any changes to the boundaries of the Cities of Cockburn and Frem ...
  21. WA Labor first to commit to Armadale Road Bridge
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, January 04, 2017
    The Cities of Armadale and Cockburn have welcomed WA Labor's announcement today to bring forward the duplication of Armadale Road, and to fund $166million towards the construction of the Armadale Road Bridge.
    Cockburn Mayor ...
  22. Temporary road works - Berrigan Drive
    Details updated on:  Thursday, December 22, 2016
    The City of Cockburn has decided to introduce some temporary road measures in South Lake during the first week of January to improve safety near the fuel station on the corner of Berrigan Drive and North Lake Road.

    As the local ...
  23. Cockburn critical of Total Fire Ban exemption for Roe 8 works
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    The City of Cockburn has called on the Minister for Emergency Services to lift an exemption granted to Roe 8 contractors clearing bushland at the Beeliar Wetlands during today's Total Fire Ban (TFB).

    The Department of Fire ...
  24. Hard work is not over for Roe 8
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    In response to the High Court's refusal today, to grant special leave for the Save Beeliar Wetlands Group to appeal against a Court of Appeal decision that endorses environmental approvals for the Roe 8 extension, City of Coc ...
  25. Cockburn again condemns State Government on Roe 8 actions
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, December 13, 2016
    12 December 2016

    Cockburn again condemns State Government on Roe 8 actions

    The City of Cockburn has again condemned the State Government for progressing work on Roe 8 whil ...
  26. Nathan and Adam love working in Cockburn
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, December 07, 2016
    A family cruise from Sydney to Fremantle and toys for beloved family pets - including a Western Stimson's Python called Maggie Stimson - are things that Adam Coore and Nathan Searle can now afford to save up for.

    The pair ...
  27. Woman in harmony with community named Inspirational Volunteer
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, December 07, 2016
    A woman affectionately known as the 'bird lady' has won the City of Cockburn 2016 Inspirational Volunteer of the Year Award.

    Pearl Kellar, highly respected for her conservation works around Harmony Lake in Harvest Lak ...
  28. Cockburn ARC solar PV system will be WA's biggest
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, November 29, 2016
    Harnessing the sun's energy was an obvious choice for the sustainability award-winning City of Cockburn when planning its new $109 million aquatic and recreation centre.
    And now the City's dedication to embracing sustai ...
  29. Securing the future of WA's port trade
    Details updated on:  Monday, November 21, 2016
    The City of Cockburn is urging the State Government to back the development of the Outer Harbour in Kwinana to drive increased trade and industrial development within the southern corridor.

    City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlet ...
  30. Bibra Lake playground awarded for Building Connections
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, November 15, 2016
    The City of Cockburn was announced winner of the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) 2016 Congress Awards in the category Building Connections for Bibra Lake Regional Playground last night.

    The announcement comes just days a ...
  31. New Southern Corridor Alliance calls for outer harbour focus
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, November 08, 2016
    7 November, 2016

    Leaders of major Southern Corridor councils today launched a campaign urging the State Government to back the development and construction of the Outer Harbour in Kwinana as a way to create jobs, attract indust ...
  32. Bethanie withdraws from Coolbellup Aged Care land parcel
    Details updated on:  Monday, November 07, 2016
    A two-hectare land parcel in Coolbellup set aside by the City of Cockburn in 2012 for affordable Seniors and Aged Care Accommodation will soon begin the next chapter in its development.

    The City is considering options for devel ...
  33. New name to honour Anzac legacy
    Details updated on:  Thursday, November 03, 2016
    Acknowledging the legacy of the ANZACs is a theme that will be honoured at a new reserve planned for Cockburn Central.

    The City of Cockburn proposes to name the community playing fields opposite Cockburn ARC Legacy Park.

  34. New initiative to keep Cockburn skate parks clean
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, November 02, 2016
    Users of skate parks in Cockburn are urged to come clean this summer for a competition of a different kind.

    Skaters have the chance to win a huge skate event at the purpose-designed skate park in their neighbourhood next April, ...
  35. City condemns Roe 8 commencement
    Details updated on:  Thursday, October 13, 2016
    The City of Cockburn has condemned the announcement made by the State Government to approve contracts for the construction of Roe 8.

    City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett said the project was risky and would transfer an existing ...
  36. Free cooking and first aid workshops available for youths
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, October 11, 2016
    The City's Youth Advisory Collective (YAC) will launch its first youth-led, youth-driven projects in Term 4.

    Free cooking programs will be held 12, 19 and 26 October, 5.30pm - 6.30pm at Cockburn Youth Centre, where YAC mem ...
  37. City to consult on dog exercise areas
    Details updated on:  Thursday, September 22, 2016
    The City is seeking feedback on a proposal to establish new off-lead dog exercise areas across Cockburn.

    Mayor Logan Howlett said that the City aims to facilitate safe exercising spaces for dogs in the wider community.
  38. Southern councils question freight link poll
    Details updated on:  Monday, September 19, 2016
    The Cities of Kwinana, Cockburn and Fremantle are questioning the results of a political poll suggesting 44.9% of Western Australians are in favour of the highly contentious Perth Freight Link, published in The West Australian tod ...
  39. City refutes Property Council WA report
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, September 13, 2016
    The City of Cockburn has a number of concerns with the Property Council WA report, Benchmarking Greater Perth Local Governments.

    The City welcomes a review of the existing report and an updated scorecard.
  40. City to investigate hosting Australia Day fireworks event in 2018
    Details updated on:  Friday, September 09, 2016
    At its Ordinary Council Meeting on 8 September, Elected Members voted to not proceed with an Australia Day fireworks display in 2017.

    Council requested a report to be prepared relating to the possibility of hosting Australia Da ...
  41. Cockburn hosts first AYCC Switched on Schools summit
    Details updated on:  Friday, September 09, 2016
    The City of Cockburn will host its first Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) Switched on Schools Summit from Wednesday 7 to Thursday 8 September at the Cockburn Youth Centre.

    The summit is designed to educate, engage and ...
  42. Public art mural launch
    Details updated on:  Friday, September 09, 2016
    A public art mural on the Beeliar Drive rail bridge underpass will be launched on Saturday 10 September at 11am.

    The mural, by local artist Chandy Pendergrast, depicts a lyrical theme featuring native flora and fa ...
  43. City hosts sixth annual corporate planting day
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, August 31, 2016
    The City of Cockburn is hosting its sixth annual Corporate Planting Day at Bibra Lake on Tuesday 6 September.

    Since 2011, City staff have planted over 3,000 plants at locations across Cockburn including Coogee Beach and Bibra L ...
  44. Port Coogee Marina under new management
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, August 30, 2016
    The City of Cockburn has recently assumed responsibility for the marina in the idyllic harbour of Port Coogee.
    The Marina is located in close proximity to Garden, Carnac and Rottnest Islands as well as boat maintenance facilities ...
  45. City installs Cockatoo nesting tubes at Manning Park
    Details updated on:  Monday, August 29, 2016
    The City of Cockburn has installed three cocky nesting tubes at Manning Park to support the Carnaby's Black Cockatoo.

    The tubes are especially designed for the critically endangered birds, mimicking an ideal nesting habita ...
  46. Cockburn Youth Centre seeks mentors
    Details updated on:  Thursday, August 25, 2016
    Cockburn Youth Centre is looking for mentors between 16 and 29 years of age to join a new program with applications closing on 23 September.

    The City of Cockburn Young Champions Mentoring Program is set to launch in October at ...
  47. It's a Dog's World at Fur Run
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, August 24, 2016
    City of Cockburn is kicking off its events calendar with its first event, the Fur Run, to be held on Sunday, 18 September from 9am to 12pm at Manning Park.

    The annual dog-only event will offer free vet checks as well as a host ...
  48. Commuters rank the Kwinana Freeway as favourite bike track in Cockburn
    Details updated on:  Thursday, August 18, 2016
    The top 10 bike spots for the City of Cockburn have been identified in a resident survey, with the shared path along the Kwinana Freeway emerging as the favourite.

    The survey results were released this week, along with an invit ...
  49. Natural Area Management experts to present at upcoming forum
    Details updated on:  Thursday, August 18, 2016
    The City of Cockburn will be hosting WALGA's Natural Area Management Network (NAMN) Forum on Urban Fauna Management on Tuesday, 30 August at the Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre.

    The forum will include presentations by e ...
  50. Nominations open for Inspirational Volunteer awards
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, August 09, 2016
    Nominations for the City of Cockburn's Inspirational Volunteer Awards 2016 are now open.
    Not-for-profit organisations based in or servicing Cockburn have until 31 August to nominate volunteers for the award in recognition o ...
  51. Art competition recognises volunteering
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, July 20, 2016
    Don't miss your chance to see the amazing artwork submitted to the City of Cockburn's Student Volunteer Visionaries Competition with entries on display at the Cockburn Youth Centre until the end of July.

    Students from ...
  52. Poll results reject boundary change
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, July 19, 2016
    A recent ReachTEL poll of affected residents in the City of Cockburn shows there is little support for a boundary change proposal currently before the Local Government Advisory Board.

    The community initiated proposal signed by ...
  53. Roe 8 court decision disappoints
    Details updated on:  Friday, July 15, 2016
    City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett has expressed his disappointment at today's Court of Appeal ruling in favour of the State Government on the Roe 8 project.

    Supreme Court Chief Justice Wayne Martin had ruled in December ...
  54. Lotterywest boost for new men's shed
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, July 13, 2016
    There will soon be plenty of space for seniors looking to get some hands on time in a shed with a sod turning ceremony held at the site of the new Cockburn Community Men's Shed in Cockburn Central yesterday.

    The sod turni ...
  55. Reef construction begins for dive trail
    Details updated on:  Monday, July 04, 2016
    Construction work is due to begin tomorrow on the reef for the City of Cockburn's new maritime dive trail showcasing the Omeo shipwreck at Port Coogee.

    Just 25 metres from the shore, the purpose-built reef will consist of ...
  56. Young people wanted for new youth leadership program
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, June 29, 2016
    Young people in the City of Cockburn are being encouraged to have their say in the development of a new leadership program.

    The Creating Youth Leadership event on 14 July is designed to get input from young people aged 10 to 24 ...
  57. Council adopts budget and annual business plan for 2016-17
    Details updated on:  Friday, June 24, 2016
    There will be a rate increase of 2.5% for residential properties after Cockburn Council adopted the 2016-17 Budget and Annual Business Plan at a Special Council Meeting last night.

    For business properties across the City of Coc ...
  58. City of Cockburn releases aspirations for next 10 years
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, June 22, 2016
    The Cockburn of the future will continue to be the most attractive place to live, work, visit and invest in within the Perth metropolitan area through the adoption of the City's new Strategic Community Plan 2016 - 2026.

    Re ...
  59. Stats show riders want more paths
    Details updated on:  Monday, June 13, 2016
    The City of Cockburn has received in excess of 800 responses to the Bike and Walk survey, identifying locations where bicycle, pedestrian or shared path infrastructure are required or can be improved.

    The online interactive ma ...
  60. Logo chosen for Cockburn ARC
    Details updated on:  Friday, June 10, 2016
    The City of Cockburn has selected a logo for the under construction $109 million Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre ARC) at Cockburn Central West.

    With construction recently reaching the 50 percent milestone, the City' ...
  61. City submits underground power proposals
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, June 07, 2016
    The City of Cockburn has lodged project proposals with the State Government for underground power in 10 locations.
    Applications for Round 6 of the State Underground Power Program (SUPP) closed on April 29.

    Director Engineering ...
  62. International award for Success Library
    Details updated on:  Thursday, May 26, 2016
    The City of Cockburn's Success Library has earned second place at the inaugural worldwide IFLA Green Library Award for its sustainable building design and programs.

    The International Federation of Library Associations and ...
  63. Croatian Ambassador visits City
    Details updated on:  Monday, May 16, 2016
    The City of Cockburn's sister city relationship with Split continues to grow in strength with a visit from the Croatian Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Dr Damir Kusen, on Friday 13 May.

    Consul gerant Mr Mladen Cvrl ...
  64. State Budget fails to impress City
    Details updated on:  Monday, May 16, 2016
    The City of Cockburn is pleased to see confirmation of the commitment to spend $145 million widening Armadale Road in the State Budget but that still leaves a further $160 million needed for the new Armadale Road Bridge which will ...
  65. Local volunteer wins people's choice award
    Details updated on:  Friday, May 13, 2016
    Congratulations to Meg Rodgers who has won The West Australian Newspaper People's Choice Award from Volunteering WA.

    The recipients of the WA Volunteer of the Year Awards were announced at the National Volunteer Week Gala ...
  66. City receives funding for maritime trail
    Details updated on:  Friday, May 06, 2016
    This City of Cockburn has received a $78,000 grant from Lotterywest, which will go towards the construction of a unique maritime trail at Port Coogee.

    The Hon Nicolas Goiran MLC officially presented the grant cheque to the City ...
  67. City supports Senate report findings on PFL
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, May 04, 2016
    The City of Cockburn has welcomed a senate committee finding that the proposed Perth Freight Link is wrong for WA and supports its recommendation that the Commonwealth withdraw its funding for the project.

    Yesterday's repo ...
  68. ANZAC street names for Hammond Park
    Details updated on:  Friday, April 29, 2016
    Street names honouring Aboriginal ANZAC servicemen were recently approved for use in an upcoming subdivision on Wattleup Road in Hammond Park.

    The Geographical Names Committee and WA Minister for Lands The Hon.Terry Redman MLA ...
  69. City congratulates local ship builder
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, April 20, 2016
    The City of Cockburn has welcomed Monday's announcement that Austal Limited has been awarded preferred tenderer status for the Commonwealth Government's Pacific Patrol Boats Replacement (PPBR) Project.

    Mayor Logan How ...
  70. City supports peace project
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    The City of Cockburn has contributed $2,000 towards Australia's first sculpture gift to Nagasaki Peace Park in Japan.

    The City worked in collaboration with the cities of Fremantle and Subiaco to support the participating A ...
  71. ANZAC Day 2016 - Lest We Forget
    Details updated on:  Thursday, April 14, 2016
    ANZAC Day on 25 April goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915, it is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service.

    The Cockburn RSL, in conjunction w ...
  72. City condemns black hole funding announcement
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, April 13, 2016
    The City of Cockburn has condemned the latest announcement of an additional $260 million in funding from the Commonwealth Government for a tunnel as part of the Perth Freight Link proposal.

    Mayor Logan Howlett said more than $1 ...
  73. Local artists on show
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, April 05, 2016
    LOCAL artistic talent will be on display at the City of Cockburn's Show Off 12 exhibition running at Memorial Hall in Hamilton Hill from April 9 to 17 with 57 artists participating and more than 150 works on show.

    There is ...
  74. Spearwood Library celebrates 40th anniversary
    Details updated on:  Thursday, March 24, 2016
    There was cake, laughter and plenty of memories to share during celebrations to mark Spearwood Library's 40th anniversary on 24 March.

    Opened in 1976, the new building offered the first library service in the City of Cockb ...
  75. City of Cockburn recognised as very neighbourly
    Details updated on:  Friday, March 18, 2016
    The City of Cockburn is encouraging residents to get to know their neighbours by offering $50 celebratory food vouchers for this year's Neighbour Day on Sunday 27 March.

    Anyone planning a fun activity to get people togethe ...
  76. Old fashioned billy cart fun
    Details updated on:  Thursday, March 17, 2016
    WEEKS of hard work building a billy cart has paid off for young people from the City of Cockburn's Youth Centre with their team members putting in a strong performance at local races on Sunday.

    The City was a major sponsor ...
  77. City trials accessible pathway at Port Coogee
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, March 16, 2016
    The City of Cockburn is trialling accessible matting at Ngarkal Beach, Port Coogee to allow people using mobility aids to get to the water's edge more easily.

    The matting provides a pathway for people using wheelchairs, wa ...
  78. Sustainability grants sow seeds of success
    Details updated on:  Monday, March 14, 2016
    Local business Sustainable Tradies is a recipient of a 2015 City of Cockburn Sustainability Grant.

    Sustainable Tradies proprietor Roberto Figueroa has nothing but praise for the grants program, which has helped him to promote a ...
  79. Work starts on new Bibra Lake playground
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, March 08, 2016
    Work has commenced on the City of Cockburn's new playground at Bibra Lake with construction expected to be completed in October.

    More than 7,000 square metres of land has been set aside for not only the playground but also ...
  80. State Government cuts to impact library services
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, March 02, 2016
    The State Government's funding cuts for stock and services will have a big impact at the City of Cockburn's three libraries in 2016/17.

    Public Libraries WA (PLWA) and the Australian Library and Information Association ...
  81. Community invited to have a say on facility name
    Details updated on:  Friday, February 12, 2016
    At last night's Council meeting, the City's Elected Members voted to invite the Cockburn community to have a say in the naming of the new aquatic and recreation facility at Cockburn Central West.

    Residents will be in ...
  82. Project to improve Yangebup Lake water quality
    Details updated on:  Thursday, February 11, 2016
    The City of Cockburn's innovative trial project to address water quality within Yangebup Lake is already showing positive results.

    A nutrient stripping basin using a solar powered pump was installed at the lake in Septemb ...
  83. Free shuttle buses to Jebediah concert
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, February 10, 2016
    The City of Cockburn is partnering with the Public Transport Authority (PTA) to make it easier for people to get to its free Jebediah community concert at the Success Regional Sporting
    Facility on 20 February.

    A bumper crowd ...
  84. Nyungar Tourist Trail opens at Port Coogee
    Details updated on:  Friday, January 29, 2016
    The City of Cockburn officially launched the Nyungar Tourist Trail at Port Coogee yesterday in conjunction with the Chair of the Aboriginal Reference Group Leonard Thorne and members, and local Nyungar Elders.

    The area is an im ...
  85. City recognises active citizenship
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, January 27, 2016
    City of Cockburn residents Maureen Fisher - Sim and Stephanie Wilson, along with the Harvest Lakes Residents Group, are this year's recipients of the Premier's Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards.

    Mayor Logan Howl ...
  86. Independent arborist report shows felled 350 year old Jarrah tree posed little risk
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, January 20, 2016
    The estimated 350 year old Jarrah tree that was felled last week posed little risk to the public, according to an independent arborist report commissioned by the City of Cockburn.

    The report has also stated that risk to public ...
  87. Mayor refutes tree claims
    Details updated on:  Friday, January 15, 2016
    City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett has refuted reported claims from Main Roads WA that an ancient Jarrah tree it had felled in Coolbellup on 12 January was done in accordance with City processes.

    Mayor Logan Howlett said the ...
  88. Building permits for sheds
    Details updated on:  Friday, January 08, 2016
    Many of us have heard the comment 'every man needs a shed' but some City of Cockburn residents may not realise that a permit is sometimes required before building that special man cave.

    Manager Building Services John ...
  89. City receives $50,000 for bushfire mitigation
    Details updated on:  Thursday, January 07, 2016
    The City of Cockburn will receive $50,000 from the Are You Ready bushfire grants as part of the National Bushfire Mitigation Programme.

    The funds will go towards reducing extreme risk within the City, aligning with the City ...
  90. City donation to assist fire recovery
    Details updated on:  Thursday, December 17, 2015
    The City of Cockburn has donated $7,500 to assist the Shire of Esperance with its recovery efforts following devastating fires last month.

    Fires in the region claimed the lives of four people and wiped out 130,000 hectares of c ...
  91. Outer harbour provides solution, say four Mayors
    Details updated on:  Thursday, December 17, 2015
    Following yesterday's decision by the Supreme Court which ruled that the WA Environmental Protection Authority's approval of the Perth Freight Link was 'invalid', four councils have re-iterated their support fo ...
  92. City of Cockburn applauds Supreme Court ruling against Roe 8 approval
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, December 16, 2015
    The City of Cockburn is delighted with the Supreme Court's ruling this morning, rendering the Roe 8 environmental approvals process invalid.

    City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett said the crowd-funded campaign to challenge ...
  93. City gains funding for new recreation facility
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, December 08, 2015
    The City of Cockburn has been successful in gaining $4.5M from the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) towards the construction of a Bowling and Recreation Facility on Visko Park in Yangebup.
    The City will contribute the remain ...
  94. Cockburn's most inspirational volunteers awarded
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, December 08, 2015
    The City's largest ever Inspirational Volunteer Awards were held on Sunday 6 December.

    96 volunteers were nominated by their respective organisations across six categories for their outstanding efforts.
  95. Bibra Lake to get accessible change facility
    Details updated on:  Thursday, December 03, 2015
    The City of Cockburn has received a $100,000 Changing Places Grant to add an accessible change facility to the Bibra Lake toilet block for people with a disability.

    The grant has been awarded by the Disability Services Commiss ...
  96. New playground plans underway
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, December 02, 2015
    Tortoises, dragonflies, and water squirting bull rushes are just some of the fun elements planned for the City of Cockburn's new playground at Bibra Lake.

    Council has approved the construction tender for the project with w ...
  97. City receives financial counselling funding
    Details updated on:  Friday, November 27, 2015
    The City of Cockburn will continue to provide a Financial Counselling Service direct to the community after securing State Government funding through a consortium.

    City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett said the City's Commu ...
  98. City condemns commencement of Roe 8 activities
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, November 25, 2015
    The City of Cockburn has condemned the commencement of drilling at the proposed Roe 8 site in Bibra Lake.

    City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett has said the State Government had once again ignored community opposition to the con ...
  99. Community Connect South campaign wins commendation
    Details updated on:  Monday, November 16, 2015
    The successful joint Community Connect South (CCS) campaign between the Cities of Cockburn and Armadale earned a commendation at the 2015 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) Awards.

    The Cities earned the prize for 'Colla ...
  100. Community urged to watch out for turtles this summer
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    The City of Cockburn is urging community members to watch out for turtles crossing roads this breeding season.

    18 injured female oblong turtles were recently admitted to Native ARC in one day, following attempts to cross Hope ...
  101. ANZAC street names official
    Details updated on:  Thursday, November 05, 2015
    An additional four street names referencing this year's Centenary of ANZAC Day and recognising military service were recently approved for the new Cockburn Central West precinct.

    The Geographical Names Committee and WA Mi ...
  102. City pays tribute to Aboriginal diggers
    Details updated on:  Thursday, November 05, 2015
    The City of Cockburn is honouring Aboriginal servicemen ahead of Remembrance Day celebrations.

    The City has recently purchased 1,000 copies of They Served With Honour, a book detailing the lives of Aboriginal Servicemen during ...
  103. City of Cockburn election results
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, October 20, 2015
    Elections were held on 17 October 2015 and the following ward vacancies were filled in the City of Cockburn:
    -Central Ward: Stephen Pratt
    -East Ward: Steve Portelli and Chamonix Terblanche
    -West Ward: Carol Reeve-Fowkes
  104. City to host exclusive property industry workshop
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, October 20, 2015
    The City of Cockburn will be hosting an exclusive property industry event focusing on sustainability on 5 November.

    This informative workshop, aimed at those involved in property development, will outline why sustainable design ...
  105. Cockburn cracks down on construction waste
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, October 20, 2015
    Construction waste is becoming a nuisance for the community at a number of building sites across the City.

    In the last 12 months, the City's Rangers have received 135 complaints, issuing nearly $9,000 in infringements.
  106. Nobel Peace Prize Laureates line Friendship Way
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    The peace section of Friendship Way along Spearwood Avenue, between Hamilton Road and Rockingham Road, contains plaques embedded along the roadside with 127 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to 2014.
  107. Awards recognise integrated health facility
    Details updated on:  Friday, October 09, 2015
    The Cockburn Integrated Health and Community Facility in Success is now fully tenanted and recently won two awards for builder JAXON at the recent Master Builders WA (MBA) Excellence in Construction Awards.
  108. Building Permit Reminder
    Details updated on:  Thursday, October 08, 2015
    As the weather warms up, many Cockburn residents will be thinking about carrying out building works to upgrade their outdoor living areas but some keen renovators may not realise they need a permit to do so.
  109. City's Customer Service Team makes finals
    Details updated on:  Thursday, October 08, 2015
    The City of Cockburn's Customer Service Team has been shortlisted as a finalist in the National Local Government Customer Service Awards with the winner to be announced on 14 October.

    Photo Caption: The City of Cockburn� ...
  110. Soccer success on world stage
    Details updated on:  Thursday, October 08, 2015
    City of Cockburn resident Chris Minutillo proved to be a star soccer player at the recent Special Olympic World Games in Los Angeles with the Australian team winning a silver medal.

    Photo Caption: Mayor Logan Howlett (left) con ...
  111. Cockburn hosts first doggie day out
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, September 09, 2015
    The City of Cockburn will host its first ever dog-only FUR RUN event at Manning Park on Sunday 20 September from 9am to 12pm.

    The event will offer half price microchipping to the first 140 resident dogs of Cockburn as well as a ...
  112. Counselling services still in limbo
    Details updated on:  Friday, August 21, 2015
    The future of the City of Cockburn's essential Financial Counselling Service remains unclear despite the State Government pledging to partially reinstate funding for counsellors.
    The axing of funds was announced in the State ...
  113. Cockburn condemns Federal grant indexation freeze
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, August 12, 2015
    The City of Cockburn condemns the Federal Government freeze on the indexation of Financial Assistance Grants (the Grants), introduced in the 2014-15 Federal Budget.
    The City acknowledges the Grants as a valuable form of Commonwea ...
  114. Public urged to support Cockburn Coast
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, August 11, 2015
    The Cockburn Sound Coastal Alliance (the Alliance) is hosting a series of public information sessions and focus groups to develop coastal adaptation plans.
    The Alliance was formed in 2011 by the cities of Cockburn, Kwinana, Rocki ...
  115. Emergency heritage listing for Bibra Lake site
    Details updated on:  Thursday, August 06, 2015
    The City of Cockburn has made a submission to Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt, asking for the emergency heritage listing of a World War II camp (Searchlight Station) in Bibra Lake.

    The recently discovered site comprises ...
  116. Cockburn a leader in service delivery
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, July 29, 2015
    The City's annual Customer Perceptions survey results are out, with Cockburn leading the way in service delivery!
  117. Construction officially kicks off for CCW
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, July 21, 2015
    Today the City of Cockburn held a special sod turning event to mark the commencement of construction of the Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Facility at Cockburn Central West.

    Officiated by Mayor Logan Howlett, the Premier of We ...
  118. City of Cockburn responds to Roe 8 approval from Minister for Environment
    Details updated on:  Thursday, July 02, 2015
    City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett:

    "This is an appalling decision by the State Government. The Cockburn community will continue to rally and put pressure on the Government to rethink this decision. There is a better wa ...
  119. Cockburn supports alternative to Roe 8
    Details updated on:  Friday, June 12, 2015
    At its Meeting last night, Cockburn's Elected Members adopted an alternative proposal to Roe 8 and the Perth Freight Link.

    The Council will now lobby the State Government to move the construction of an intermodal facility ...
  120. Council adopts sensible budget to benefit community
    Details updated on:  Friday, June 12, 2015
    The City of Cockburn's 2015/16 budget has been adopted by Council, with an average increase of 3.5% for households across the City.

    The City remains one of the lowest rate rises across the Perth metropolitan.

    Local Go ...
  121. City condemns State's decision to cut vital community service
    Details updated on:  Tuesday, June 09, 2015
    At a meeting held last Friday with the State Government, it was revealed to the City of Cockburn that funding for its essential Financial Counselling Service would be axed from 1 October, under the new State Budget.

    Cockburn M ...
  122. City has win on street names to honour ANZACs
    Details updated on:  Friday, April 24, 2015
    On the eve of the centenary of ANZAC, the City of Cockburn is pleased to announce that three street names have been approved that will form part of a commemorative area in honour of our ANZACs at the new Cockburn Central West prec ...
  123. Cockburn warns of apocalypse of European wasps in WA
    Details updated on:  Friday, March 27, 2015
    The City of Cockburn has warned that 2015 may be remembered as the year that European Wasps became established in Perth, unless urgent action is taken by residents immediately.

    Quotes about the danger of the European wasp
    Ci ...
  124. Cockburn calls for the Premier to press the stop button and compensate Councils for failed reform
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, February 11, 2015
    The City of Cockburn is calling on the State Government to end to the local government reform program. The City has spent nearly $3 million in costs to date and faces the prospect of simply shrinking if the other boundary change ...

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