What made the news in Cockburn – 9-17 April 2020

Friday, 17 April:
Some of WA's newest Marine Rescue vessels will be manufactured by local boat builders in Bibra Lake and Henderson. opens in a new window

Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan said the new tenders are part of the McGowan Government's record $19.5 million investment in the State's Marine Rescue groups.

Local governments across WA have stepped up to lessen the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on household budgets, including the City of Cockburn.  opens in a new window
Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett said the City was committed to keeping its 900 employees gainfully employed, despite taking a major revenue hit with the closure of council facilities.

Thursday, 16 April:
The City of Cockburn has adopted a financial relief package, including a freeze on rate increases, to support its residents and businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. opens in a new window

A motion was passed at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Thursday, 9 April 2020 to approve the package for inclusion in next year’s budget, which includes a zero percentage average increase to rates next year.

A Lake Coogee child care centre owner says the federal government’s stimulus package for the industry is not enough on its own for her centre to survive. opens in a new window
The centre has been forced to turn families away to keep operating costs to a minimum as it aims to survive the next few months on a shoestring budget.
Wednesday, 15 April:
A Hami Hill eatery has successfully begun a new offering after having to wind down due to COVID-19. opens in a new window

Kerry Street Pear Tree Café now makes, sells and delivers pizza bases to local businesses and residents hungry to adopt the home-based DIY cooking approach.
A 47-year-old Spearwood man was put in an induced coma after he was assaulted at his Phoenix Road home about 8.30pm on Saturday, 11 April. opens in a new window 
Police have charged a man and two teenage boys over an attack which left the man with serious head injuries.

Friday, 10 April:
Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre management insists cinemas are still an integral part of their future plans, despite planning approval being granted last month for a similar complex less than a kilometre away. opens in a new window

The shopping centre owners, Perron Group, received approval to proceed with the next phase of Gateway’s redevelopment in August. 

Thursday, 9 April:
A telephone helpline has been established by the City of Cockburn for vulnerable community members needing help during the COVID-19 pandemic. opens in a new window

It links locals in need of specific support due to their vulnerability, with established, reliable services with the expertise to help at this challenging time.

In line with State Government messaging for West Australians to stay safely at home on the Easter long weekend, the City moved to discourage gatherings by closing some of the carparks at its beaches, in the fight against COVID-19. opens in a new window
While the beaches remained open, the City reminded people they should avoid going out, and to exercise close to home in their local neighbourhood.

Police are investigating how a car driven by a man ended up in the lake at Harmony Park, Awell on 4 April.  opens in a new window
A police officer rescued the driver.
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