What made the news in Cockburn – 19-26 Nov 2021

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Friday 26 November:
The number of temporary bins installed along 8kms of Coogee Beach has again increased for the busy summer months. opens in a new window

The extra beach bins will add to the 10+ tonnes of rubbish diverted from our beaches since a successful trial was held in summer 2019-2020.

A new steam electrical generator trainer will be installed at South Metropolitan TAFE's Munster facility after the State Government signed a $1m agreement with Shell Australia to deliver state-of-the-art training equipment to get trainees job ready. opens in a new window

Spearwood and Fremantle Futsal clubs will go head-to-head on International Disability Day to raise funds for Rocky Bay, one of WA’s oldest charities. opens in a new window

A couple of Cockburn residents are having another crack at getting fireworks banned from Manning Park, saying they’re being let off too close to a sensitive wetland. opens in a new window
Following studies, the City of Cockburn said it was likely the fireworks display at the Cockburn Rotary Spring Fair held at Manning Park was low impact, as it was brief and only held once a year.
In March 2021, Cockburn Council adopted a recommendation that the City continue to investigate alternatives to fireworks with the aim of phasing out City-sponsored fireworks in the long term. The City would cease using fireworks once it had sourced a viable alternative or when the community advised they were no longer supported.
See the City’s full media response on the website opens in a new window.

Thursday 25 November:
The City of Cockburn’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community will have a second chance to get the COVID-19 vaccine at a local pop-up clinic in Coolbellup on 3 December. opens in a new window

Nearly 50 people received their vaccinations at the first City-supported clinic on 6 November. opens in a new window

Virtual Reality headsets and videos featuring local waste champions will be among a suite of tools the City of Cockburn will use to help our Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) community learn about the importance of reducing waste. opens in a new window
The City has received a $16,500 State Government Infrastructure and Community Education 2021-22 WasteSorted grant to help with the education program.

There are fears the number of local dog attacks this year could be as much as 20 per cent higher than last year and the City of Cockburn is pleading with dog owners to keep their pets secure at home, under control when out and properly trained. opens in a new window
In 2020, the City achieved a 100 per cent conviction success rate in cases where the City elected to prosecute a dog owner.
The excellent work in achieving this conviction rate is due to the community doing its part in reporting dog attacks as soon as possible. The community has diligently supplied accurate information on the attacking dog and the owner’s details to Rangers.
See the City’s full media response on the website opens in a new window.

Twenty-three families who already face challenging needs now must also search for alternative childcare help after a government dispute resulted in a support program being axed. opens in a new window
The City has historically provided this service on behalf of the Commonwealth Government on the basis that the City is an administrator of the funds at a local level, and not the operator of the service.
Due to the ATO reclassification and the Commonwealth Government’s subsequent funding changes, it is not possible or appropriate for the City to continue to provide this service and use ratepayer funds to effectively subsidise a Commonwealth obligation.
See the City’s full media response on the website opens in a new window.

Wednesday 24 November:
Coogee Live 2021 sponsor Healthway congratulated the City of Cockburn on the LiveLighter beach festival’s recent national award in its November newsletter. The popular 2-day festival won the Coates Best Community Event at the Australian Events Awards. opens in a new window

The festival’s accessibility and culturally diverse features gained the judges’ attention at the national award. opens in a new window

Tuesday 23 November:
The principal who threatened to shut down Divine Mercy College in Yangebup rather than get a compulsory COVID-19 jab now says that he will pay unvaccinated teachers not to work. opens in a new window

For information about COVID-19, including vaccinations, visit the WA Department of Health website opens in a new window.

Monday 22 November:
A man who died while working on a residential building site in North Coogee has been remembered as a "bright soul". opens in a new window
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