Our vision for the next 10 years

Cockburn, the best place to be

Our vision is for Cockburn to be the best place to be.

The Strategic Community Plan 2020–2030 sets the City’s direction and lists our strategic objectives and aspirations. It reflects the priorities of our community and builds on our history and the previous plans to shape our community.
It lists our high-level objectives under five key outcomes:

  • Local Economy: A sustainable and diverse local economy that attracts investment and provides local employment

  • Environment Responsibility: A leader in environmental management that enhances and sustainably manages our local natural areas and resources.

  • Community, Lifestyle and Security: A vibrant, healthy, safe, inclusive and connected community

  • City Growth and Moving Around: A growing City that is easy to move around and provides a great place to live

  • Listening and Leading: a community focused, sustainable, accountable and progressive organisation.

Watch the video below for an overview of our vision for 2030 or download the strategic plan below.

More detailed information on each key outcome is provided below.

Local economy

We want a sustainable and diverse local economy that attracts increased investment and provides local employment.

What we are doing

  • Advocating for investment to facilitate economic growth and employment

  • Building local business capacity

  • Increasing the City’s purchasing of local goods

  • Encouraging the community to buy local

  • Developing the City’s new Visitor Information Service

  • Making the City easier to do business with by improving our processes

  • Assisting young people to gain employment.

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Environmental responsibility

We want to be a leader in environmental management that enhances and sustainably manages our local natural areas and resources.

What we are doing

  • Protecting and enhancing our unique natural areas

  • Implementing our Climate Change Strategy

  • Improving our urban forest and streetscapes

  • Providing accessible high-quality open spaces and parks

  • Sustainably managing water, energy and other resources

  • Promoting the use of environmentally responsible technologies

  • Minimising the City’s waste to landfill

  • Addressing climate change.

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City growth and moving around

We want a growing City that is easy to move around in and provides great places to live.

What we are doing

  • Advocating for the redevelopment of the South Fremantle Power Station site

  • Developing Cockburn Central as a vibrant, regional city centre

  • Advocating and planning for reduced traffic congestion, safe roads and regional transport networks

  • Continuing to build accessible cycleways, footpaths and trail networks.

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Community, lifestyle and community

We want a vibrant, healthy, safe, inclusive and connected community.

What we are doing

  • Providing accessible and inclusive community services, programs and events

  • Fostering local community identity and connection

  • Supporting health and well-being outcomes

  • Providing community, sport, recreational, and cultural facilities

  • Investigating opportunities to repurpose the Roe 9 corridor

  • Facilitating and advocating for increased community safety

  • Celebrating the significance of cultural, social and built heritage.

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Listening and leading

We want a community focused, sustainable, accountable and progressive organisation.

What we are doing

  • Delivering sustainable financial management, planning and asset management

  • Reviewing the Corporate Governance Framework

  • Focusing on customer experience and community engagement

  • Focusing on providing a workplace that supports diversity

  • Building a culture that encourages innovation to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

Find out more in our business plan below.

Related Documents

Document name Downloadable files
Corporate Business Plan 2020-2021 to 2023-2024 PDF document
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Contact

Address

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)

Language Support

Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.