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

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Friday 19 November:
The City of Cockburn is among 100 organisations to share in grants totalling $100,000 to hold inclusive events and activities across WA to mark International Day of People with Disability. opens in a new window

The City will hold a free Disability Sports Day at Cockburn ARC on Friday 3 December.

The Manning Park Trails working group has been formed by the City of Cockburn and began meeting on Wednesday November 10. opens in a new window
Read the facts opens in a new windowabout the Manning Park Trails proposal.

Thursday 18 November: 
From street verges overflowing with flowering natives, to edible gardens and those grown entirely from cuttings, Cockburn’s garden-loving community got behind the City of Cockburn’s inaugural spring garden competition. opens in a new window

More than 50 residents from 17 of Cockburn’s 23 suburbs entered the Beautify Your Garden photo competition with first, second and third prizes going to home gardeners John from Coogee, Brad from Atwell and Linda from North Coogee.

Celebrating PrideFest 2021 (6-27 November) was a thoroughly modern and magical experience at the City of Cockburn’s Youth Centre on Saturday, when local LGBTQIA+ organisation Youth Diversity Inc (YDI) staged its fourth Pride & Progress Ball. opens in a new window
A highlight of the ball was a live broadcast by Youth Jam Radio. CEO and founder Isaac Mulcrone interviewed WA LGBTQIA+ community member and advocate, journalist Narelda Jacobs who moved to Sydney for her work with Network 10 in 2020. opens in a new window

A principal of a Yangebup school has threatened to shut down the school he leads, rather than get a COVID-19 vaccine. opens in a new window
The future of some 50 staff and 400 students at Divine Mercy College in Yangebup is currently up in the air, with the school’s leader Adam Zydek serious about the drastic action.

Wednesday 17 November:
The best steak sandwich in WA comes from a pub no longer standing. But in a win for hungry punters south of the river, the C. Y. O’Connor Village Pub in Piara Waters, not far from Cockburn, has found a way to bring back its newly crowned winner as part of a food-truck menu on offer in its beer garden. opens in a new window
The food truck at the reopened beer garden released its new menu this month, including the pub’s renowned “steak sanga” that won the Australian Hotels Association WA WA’s best steak sandwich competition on November 8.

Tuesday 16 November:
Western Australian businesses, not-for-profits, local governments including the City of Cockburn, and community groups will share more than $1.4m in community and business-based grants from the McGowan Government as part of its commitment to reduce waste. opens in a new window

The City of Cockburn will receive $16,500 for a waste education program for its community, especially those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Traffic has begun to flow over part of the new Ranford Road Bridge being built for the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link. opens in a new window
To allow the Thornlie and Cockburn station connections to happen, the existing Mandurah Line tracks will be shifted further apart during a shutdown from December 26 to January 14.

Saturday 13 November:
Coogee Beach is one example of a spot where the shark barriers do work, after the City of Cockburn went its own way and installed one without government funding in 2014. opens in a new window
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