What made the news in Cockburn – 24 May-11 June 2021

Friday, 11 June:
Cockburn Council has taken a vital step towards embarking on the single greatest energy reduction project the City has ever implemented. opens in a new window

The goal is to replace Western Power’s (WP) 13,850 outmoded streetlight luminaires in Cockburn with Smart Enabled LED lamps that use 80 per cent less energy.

Cockburn Council has put in motion a historic agreement to enter into a 21-year lease with Discovery Parks at Coogee Beach Holiday Park, with an option to renew for another 21 years. opens in a new window
The Council voted unanimously to approve the Heads of Agreement at its Ordinary Meeting on Thursday 10 June. It is designed to ensure long term residents impacted by Discovery Parks’ (DP) proposed $13.5m redevelopment over an estimated 13 years, will receive help to relocate providing those costs do not exceed $20,000 per dwelling.

Over $226,590 has been allocated to 49 community groups and organisations in the second round of the 2020-21 Cockburn Community Fund – the City of Cockburn’s Grants, Donations and Sponsorship program. opens in a new window
This round’s funding included Community Grants of $62,966, Cultural Grants of $11,485, Donations of $68,800 and Sponsorship of $36,500, Environmental Education Grants for Schools of $8,000, and Sustainability Grants of $38,840 – totalling $226,591.

An official inquiry into Cockburn council has laid bare the chaos that prevailed as its relationship with CEO Stephen Cain imploded. opens in a new window

Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett’s leadership under pressure was questioned during the authorised inquiry, but he might well feel somewhat aggrieved that it partly stems from an issue he tried to fix a decade ago. opens in a new window

Cockburn’s dog lovers have proposed a “time-share” plan so they can walk their leashed pets between jetties during Coogee Beach’s quiet times. opens in a new window
Thursday, 10 June:
At Cockburn Council’s Ordinary Council Meeting on Thursday 10 June, the Council adopted several recommendations, including a Heads of Agreement for Coogee Beach Holiday Park and a major program to replace 13,000+ streetlight lamps with Smart Enabled LEDs luminaires.

For more information, see the Agenda opens in a new window.
Please note that due to Council decisions, some items that appear in the Agenda may not have been carried as recommended. Updated decisions will be detailed in the Minutes in the City’s website opens in a new windowonce published in about 10 working days.

The Spearwood owner of a dog which attacked two other dogs in separate incidents, resulting in the death of one, was fined $6,000 plus costs of $1,409 at Fremantle Magistrates Court on 8 June. opens in a new window
By mutual agreement, the owner did not oppose the City’s request for a remitted destruction order.
Coogee Beach Holiday Park residents facing forced relocation could be offered up to $20,000 to alleviate financial concerns associated with moving their homes. opens in a new window
See the City’s full media response on the website opens in a new window.

Australian Border Force has intercepted 77 kilograms of heroin concealed in air cargo crates bound for a warehouse address in Bibra Lake. opens in a new window
Monday, 7 June:
The Mandurah train line will close completely between Aubin Grove Station and Elizabeth Quay Station for up to 25 days in late December to allow for construction work on the Metronet Thornlie-Cockburn Link. opens in a new window

Commuters have been warned they will have to find another way into the CBD during the unprecedented month-long shutdown.

Saturday, 5 June:
Coogee Beach Holiday Park operator Discovery Parks wants to put long-term residents into a neighbouring railway reserve during redevelopment of the tourist park. opens in a new window

Monday, 24 May:
Western Australia, Cockburn included, is experiencing a cycling revolution and it’s not just about enthusiasts in Lycra. opens in a new window

The City of Cockburn, in partnership with RAC through its Reconnect WA initiative, is transforming the western end of Healy Road into a community-led pilot project designed to create safer speeds for people cycling (as well as walking) along the Hami Hill route.
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