What made the news in Cockburn – 20-27 March 2020

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Friday, 27 March:
Western Australian ship builders have begun construction on the state's first Offshore Patrol Vessel in Henderson, part of the federal government's $90 billion shipbuilding program. opens in a new window
Construction on the first two ships began in South Australia, but the remaining ten will be built by Luerssen Australia and Civmec at Henderson.


From midday Friday, 27 March, the State Government closed all gun shops across the State as part of a direction under the Emergency Management Act. opens in a new window
It followed stage two restrictions to close down community sporting facilities and other venues such as shooting ranges and gun clubs. 

The City’s April Soundings newsletter will land in your mailboxes this week, if it hasn’t already. While it was printed before many of the City’s events had to be cancelled due to COVID-19, there are some interesting articles inside. opens in a new window
Read about Hamilton Hill raised business success story Marissa Vermer from Bindi Bindi Dreaming. She was guest speaker at the City’s free International Women’s Day morning tea, which was a sell out!

Hamilton Hill sustainability expert Chris Ferreira, of the Forever Project, has been forced into a daunting isolation due to COVID-19, but has engaged his inner green thumb to keep the blues at bay. opens in a new window
While in isolation, he will turn his ex-partner’s formerly barren garden into a suburban utopia, documenting the entire process on social media to inspire others to follow his lead.

Wednesday, 25 March:
An urban forest will pop up in Hamilton Hill in a project beginning in April. opens in a new window

Greening Greenslade will use waterwise plants and recycled products to create a unique, funky engaging space to replace an 880sqm City-owned asphalt car park.   
 
Chambers of Commerce organisations in Cockburn, Melville and Fremantle have urged residents to buy local to help at risk business owners and employees. opens in a new window
Local businesses have been urged not to panic in these unprecedented times.
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