What made the news in Cockburn – 12-19 February 2021

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Thursday, 18 February:
Authorities are pleading for swimmers and snorkelers to stop standing on and damaging the Omeo shipwreck, which has become a major drawcard for water users off the Coogee coast. opens in a new window

The area has been inundated with visitors during the COVID-19 travel restrictions, many standing on the wreck, causing damage to the fragile steel hull while also harming the marine habitat and the sea life it supports.   opens in a new window
People visiting the Coogee Maritime Trail and Omeo wreck are also reminded that fishing and power boating is prohibited under state law to protect users and the environment. opens in a new window

Love was well and truly in the air on Valentine’s Day when a smitten Yangebup couple became engaged atop one of Perth’s newest landmarks. opens in a new window
Yangebup resident Terry Boyle popped the question to his partner Gail Pliannthong during their climb up the bridge, getting down on one knee 72m above the Swan River.
 
Monday, 15 February:
Renowned Bibbulmun Noongar/Yamatji Budymia artist Tjyllyungoo (Lance Chadd) has completed a series of frog sculptures to mark the 10th anniversary of the City of Cockburn’s popular outdoor playgroup Froggy’s Fun on the Green. opens in a new window

Titled Kwidjar Boorongor, meaning ‘Frog – Spiritual Elder Brother’ (Totem), the painted reinforced concrete sculptures are big enough for children to play on, and are at Manning Park in Spearwood.
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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
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