What made the news in Cockburn – 28 May - 4 June 2021

Friday, 4 June:
A woman who has lived in Cockburn for 83 years and hails from one of our original market gardening families has received the 2021 City of Cockburn WA Day Award at the City’s 49th Annual Pioneers Luncheon. opens in a new window

Winnie Fatovich (nee Prizmic) is now in her mid 90’s and arrived from Croatia in 1938 with her family to live on Rockingham Road, Munster where they established a market garden.

Thursday, 3 June:
The City of Cockburn’s first electric waste truck has arrived and will initially be trialed during kerbside recycling collections. opens in a new window

The trial will guide decisions for its use with the heavier general kerbside waste stream to determine if further electrification of the City’s waste truck fleet is viable.

The suburb of North Coogee could be no longer after Cockburn councillors snubbed a recommendation by City officers to not split the locality into two separate suburbs. opens in a new window
A joint petition submitted by two North Coogee community groups asked the City to back a swell of community support for the suburb to be divided in two, with the new localities to be named Port Coogee and South Beach.
For more information on this matter, read the Minutes opens in a new windowof the 13 May Ordinary Council Meeting from page 18.

Wednesday, 2 June:
Evidence provided by the City of Cockburn has helped prosecute two waste dumpers, resulting in combined fines of more than $8,000. opens in a new window

Two separate matters heard in Fremantle Magistrates Court in April and May this year resulted in two men being found guilty of illegally dumping waste in Wattleup and Beeliar.
Tuesday, 1 June:
Dozens of community volunteers will lend a hand to plant almost 90,000 seedlings in the Roe 8 Wildlife Corridor this winter opens in a new window.

Those needing access to mental health services residing in Perth’s southern suburbs and southern regions of WA have received a boost with construction now underway on the Bethesda Clinic in Cockburn Central. opens in a new window
The Clinic will include 45 overnight beds for inpatient admissions, a Wellness and Recovery Centre (Day Hospital), ECT and TMS services and medical consulting suites.
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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

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We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.