As COVID-19 continues to rapidly change how we live and work, the City of Cockburn’s greatest concern remains the health and safety of our community, especially those most at risk.
With this in mind, Henderson Waste Recovery Park will now be closed on weekends. Access will be available to residential customers Monday to Friday only and no cash will be accepted at the weighbridge however EFTPOS is available. The ReUse Shop remains closed.
All bin and bulk verge collections are still taking place as scheduled.
The City has closed all of its playgrounds and outdoor recreation equipment until further notice.
These closures follow instruction from the Federal Government in order to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Affected facilities include:
- All playgrounds
- Skate parks
- Exercise equipment, including the Manning Park stairs
- Water play areas - Port Coogee, The Sidings (Cockburn Central) and the spray feature (reeds) at Bibra Park Regional Playground
- Dog parks
- Pump tracks
Fenced playgrounds and dog parks will be chained and locked for the duration of the closure.
Public toilets and drinking fountains, including the Bibra Lake and Manning Park toilet blocks, will also be closed. The toilets at Coogee Beach Foreshore, Coogee Surf Life Saving Club and C. Y. O’Connor Beach will remain open for now.
Tennis courts at Coogee Beach, Len Packham, Anning Park and Davilak Park are also closed.
Also closed across the City are public BBQs and some public toilets excluding Coogee Beach foreshore, Naval Base Shacks, Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving Club and C. Y. O’Connor Beach.
The City has closed Cockburn Youth Centre until further notice. Only essential outreach services are still in operation.
Several City group health programs, like MAN v Fat, Heart Foundation Walking Groups and HEAL, have finished until further notice.
The City has activated its Business Continuity Plan and will continue to implement this, to ensure that we can continue to provide as many of our services as possible.
Mayor Logan Howlett said while the closures were disappointing, they were unavoidable as community safety was paramount at this unprecedented time.
“The City will continue to reassess all its other services,” Mayor Howlett said.
“We are adapting our plans to include a focus around how best to look after the vulnerable people in our community.
“These plans are based on our existing Local Emergency Management Arrangements. Before we activate some elements of the plan, we need to assess the risks of any volunteer-based programs that we initiate.”
The City has provided closure notifications to members of the ARC, Seniors Centre and the broader community via email, SMS, notices in the Cockburn Gazette (out on Thursdays, online and a daily enews email), social media posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, plus signage and posters at relevant City sites.
The City continues to liaise with the Federal and State Departments of Health.
Any further changes to the operation of City facilities, community services or events will be detailed on the City’s website and via the other channels detailed above.
For further information on what the City is doing, visit the City’s dedicated COVID-19 website page opens in a new window
For health updates on COVID-19, visit the Commonwealth Department of Health opens in a new window
, the WA Department of Health opens in a new window
and the World Health Organisation opens in a new window
or call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080.
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