City Management and Structure

The City of Cockburn oversees a range of functions and is structured across five directorates: 

  1. Office of the CEO 
  2. ​Planning and Sustainability 
  3. Community and Place  
  4. Corporate and System Services 
  5. Infrastructure Services 

Office of the CEO

The purpose of the Office of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is to lead the strategic direction of the organisation. The role of the CEO is to empower and support the Council and organisation to be the best they can be. This directorate covers the role of the CEO and executive-level support services, as well as People, Culture and Safety and Legal and Compliance. A primary function of this division is to ensure compliance with the Local Government Act and to manage organisational risk. 

Planning and Sustainability

The purpose of the Planning and Sustainability directorates is to create the best place to be. This division is led by the Director of Planning and Sustainability and includes the four business units and their service units:  

Development and Compliance Planning Sustainability and Environment Business and Economic Development
Building Services Infrastructure and Roads Design Sustainability and Climate Change  
Statutory Planning Transport and Traffic Environmental Policy and Planning  
Environmental Health Strategic Land Use Planning Coastal Planning  

The primary function of this division relates to the future development of land, the enforcement of regulatory requirements related to the built environment and the protection and conservation of the natural environment. This includes planning for the future in terms of housing, recreation, environmental, economic and transport needs and the requirement for people to obtain development approval (e.g. for their new house), a building licence (for the structure that will be built) or conform with public health requirements (e.g. if you’re running a restaurant).  

Community and Place

The purpose of the Community and Place directorate is to engage and service the community. This division is led by the Director of Community and Place and includes five business units and their service units: 

Library and Cultural Services Recreation Infrastructure and Services Community Safety and Ranger Services Community Development and Services Advocaacy and Engagement
Branch Libraries Recreation Services  Ranger Services Child Care and Seniors Advocacy
Young People Services Cockburn ARC  CoSafe Family and Community Development  Community Engagement
Adult Services Port Coogee Marina    Youth Services  
Technology and Digital Services Recreation and Leisure Planning   Community Grants  
Cultural Services        

This directorate oversees the different community, safety and recreation focused services offered to the wider community. These include services offered via Cockburn ARC, Port Coogee Marina, sporting clubs, libraries, community development, and rangers and safety patrols. It also undertakes Community Engagement and Advocacy on behalf of the City. 

Corporate and System Services

The purpose of this division is to run and improve the business. This division is led by the Director Corporate and System Services and includes the six business units and their service units:  

Finance Information and Technology Strategic Procurement Communications and Marketing Customer Experience Strategic Corporate Planning
Financial Accounting Technology         
Financial Performance  Information Management        
  Geographic Information System (GIS)         
  Business Systems         

The primary functions of this directorate are to responsibly manage the City’s finances, to create our social license to operate and manage our communications, to provide quality customer service, manage our business systems, technology needs and information. 

Infrastructure Services

The purpose of Infrastructure Services is to maintain the community. This division led by the Director Infrastructure Services and includes three business units and their service units:  

Operations and Maintenance Projects Property and Assets
Environment, Parks and Landscape  Civil Projects Property Services
Civil Infrastructure  Landscape & Coastal Projects City Facilities
Fleet Management  Building & Security Projects Asset Management 
Waste Services  Project Management Office (PMO)   

The primary function of this division relates to the day-to-day and long-term maintenance of the City’s parks, natural reserves, roads, properties, and other assets; waste and recycling; and the delivery of capital projects e.g. new buildings.  



City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

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

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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.
Ngalak kaditj boodjar kep wer kaadidjiny kalyakool yoodaniny, wer koora wer yeyi ngalak Birdiya koota-djinanginy.

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 and present.