The City manages the Naval Base Holiday Park, which has 176 holiday accommodation shacks located on the shores of Cockburn Sound, at the southern tip of the City along Cockburn Road.
The Naval Base Shacks Management Plan was developed in conjunction with shack lessees, City of Cockburn staff and Elected Members. The management plan sets out the administration of future improvements to the site.
Some infrastructure works have commenced under the management plan, including:
- Improved street lighting
- Bench seats installed
- Line markings.
The City will continue to progress the various works and upgrades identified in the Management Plan.
Local Planning Policy 5.1 – Public Open Space and Local Planning Policy 4.5 Naval Base Holiday Park – Heritage Area guide development at the site. They can be viewed on the Local Planning Policies page.
Local Planning Policy 5.1 provides a strategic overview of how public open space should be managed in relation to structure plan and subdivision application assessments.
Local Planning Policy 4.5 is a statutory policy that will guide development at the Naval Base Holiday Park including future additions or changes to existing structures, and how new structures should be built.
The current lease agreement was adopted by Council in May 2012 and includes the following provisions:
A five year lease term with an option for a further five year term at the absolute discretion of the City of Cockburn
An agreed lease fee of $2,500 per annum with CPI increases annually, which includes rubbish collection charges, the emergency services levy and security service charges
A reduced demolition levy of $300 per annum fixed for two years and, following the fixed term, the levy to be increased annually by CPI
Length of stay at a shack is to be no more than 120 days in a calendar year
Solar and wind power sources only and no generators.
To view the Lease Agreement in full, please see the related document list below.
The first term of the lease agreement expires on 31 August 2017 it includes an option for a further five year term until 31 August 2022 subject to Council consent. Council resolved on 13 July 2017 the following:
“That Council consent to a further term of five years for the leases of the Naval Base Shacks Reserve (Reserve 24308 at Lot 373 Cockburn Road) on the same terms and conditions commencing on 1 September 2017 subject to the following:
1. Any lessee that does not comply with instructions from the City to address planning or building compliance issues by the expiry of the current term
(31 August 2017), be placed on the month by month “Holding Over” provision for a period of up to 12 months.
2. As soon as any lessee who has been placed on the month by month “Holding Over” provision as detailed under point 1 above addresses the planning
or building compliance issues to the satisfaction of the City, they be offered a new lease for the balance of the further five year term (commencing 1
3. If a lessee does not address the planning or building compliance issues to the satisfaction of the City within 12 months of the further term (i.e. by 1
September 2018), the associated lease being declared in default and not given an extension due to the breach of lease represented by the unlawful
4. Any lessee who is in arrears with their lease payments at the time of the expiry of the current term (31 August 2017), be placed on the month by
month “Holding Over” provision for a period of up to 12 months.
5. As soon as any lessee who has been placed on the month by month “Holding Over” provision as detailed under point 4 above addresses the lease
payments in arrears amount, they be offered a new lease for the balance of the further five year term (commencing 1 September 2017).
6. If a lessee does not address the lease payments in arrears amount to the satisfaction of the City within 12 months of the further term (i.e. by 1
September 2018), the associated lease being declared in default and not given an extension due to the failure to pay the lease fee.
7. Any lessee who has not provided an up to date certificate of currency for their public liability insurance by 31 August 2017, their lease extension be
subject to the additional payment of $1000 to the City to cover the City’s costs in taking out an appropriate form of public liability insurance on their
Information on this process is available on the 'Buy or Sell transfer process' document below.
As of 30 June 2017 the City requires verification of identification of both the vendor and purchaser. Information regarding this process can be reviewed in the document Verification of Identification for any Assignment of Lease for Naval Base Shacks. Please note this document will need to printed and completed accordingly.