Cockburn Wetlands Precinct, Bibra Lake

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Start: Mid 2018 Finish: Mid 2021



The redevelopment of the $6M Wetlands Precinct on Hope Road in Bibra Lake is a priority project for the City. WA Wildlife (formerly Native ARC Inc), the Wetlands Centre and the Bibra Lake Scouts will remain operational throughout the construction of the new precinct. Construction commenced in January 2020, and is due to for completion mid 2021. 

What will the precinct include?

  • New WA Wildlife (formerly Native ARC) facility and renovation of the existing building
  • Renovation and extensions to The Wetlands Centre building:
    • An education room, relocated meeting room, educational artificial wetland and a nursery
  • New Bibra Lake Scout shed with dedicated Rovers den
  • Additional parking and improved traffic and public access to the site
  • Interconnected landscaped walkways and outdoor classrooms 
  • Inclusion of Ecological Sustainable Design (ESD) features across the project.


The Wetlands Precinct has been designed to allow the three key onsite stakeholders to expand their operations as well as cater for the wider community.

The planned development has been contained within the existing site footprint to minimize impact on the surrounding bushland and wetland areas within the Bibra Lake Reserve and mitigate risk from fire. During the planning phase a number of trees/shrubs were identified by an arborist to be unsafe and pose a risk to the future the development. A Bushfire Consultant also identified a small number of trees that needed to be pruned or removed to meet bushfire management legislation. To meet these requirements a number of trees/shrubs have been relocated and /or removed.

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City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
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We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past and present.