What made the news in Cockburn – 6-12 July, 2019

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Friday, 12 July:
The State Government has agreed with a recommendation from Recfishwest to expand protections for pink snapper in Cockburn and Warnbro Sounds.
The no take season has been extended from 1 September to 31 January during spawning and the closure area has also been extended to protect its migration pathways.

Thursday, 10 July:
An Aboriginal memorial artwork has been unveiled at Yandi Park to coincide with NAIDOC Week.
Hamilton Hill artist Sharyn Egan created the works to recognise the contributions of Aboriginal people during times of conflict while defending their clans after the arrival of European settlement, to enrolling and fighting for their country alongside fellow Australians in the nation’s defence forces.

Wednesday, 10 July:
The City of Cockburn has embarked on an action plan to save Bibra Lake’s native turtle population.
Local residents can help by slowing down on roads near lakes and wetlands, and by keeping their pets under control.

Cockburn ARC has been named the 40th Waterwise Aquatic Centre in Western Australia.
The centre was designed with extremely water efficient fixtures and fittings but other methods to reduced water use by at least 15% are planned.


Tuesday, 9 July:
Author Nandi Chinna launched her book The Future Keepers, a behind the scenes look at the community’s Anti Roe 8 protest action in the Coolbellup and Bibra Lake area.
The book describes how ordinary people risked injury, confrontation and criminal charges as they protested to protect bushland in their community from being destroyed to make way for the controversial Roe 8 highway.
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