What made the news in Cockburn – 6-9 April 2021

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Friday, 9 April:
Work on the $6.7 million City-funded Treeby Community and Sports Centre has begun, with a ceremonial sod-turning taking place today. opens in a new window

The City worked with the community, stakeholders and a reference group to develop designs for the new facility, with 96 per cent of respondents indicating they were happy with the concept design.
 
Thursday, 8 April:
Lifelong gardening enthusiast John Banasiewicz of Jandakot will has grown a rainforest in his own backyard! opens in a new window

It will be open on Saturday and Sunday, as Open Gardens West Coast’s first open garden of the 2021 season.
 
Wednesday, 7 April:
The City of Cockburn’s waste education team has been salvaging thrown away bikes and have donated at least 30 to the WA chapter of Bicycles for Humanity. opens in a new window

While the City will continue to sell some bikes through its Reuse Shop at Henderson Waste Recovery Park, including very small children’s bikes, others will be passed on to the charity on a monthly basis for donation to remote Aboriginal communities in WA and others in Namibia and Zambia. opens in a new window

Yangebup residents have lashed out over a development application for a crusher which breaches Environmental Protection Agency’s guidelines for buffer zones. opens in a new window
The City advertises development applications for public comment when the City deems the development may impact the amenity of surrounding property owners or occupiers, and when there is a statutory requirement to do so.
This planning application was advertised by the City to seek public comment on the proposal, with submissions closing on 30 March. The advertising of this planning application does not indicate any formal support of the proposal by the City of Cockburn.
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Tuesday, 6 April:
Thousands of Cockburn and Fremantle school students have marched in the annual City of Cockburn ANZAC Youth Parade and Service since it began 20 years ago in 2002. opens in a new window

This year’s event, at 9.45am Wednesday 21 April, will be the 20th since it was founded by RSL City of Cockburn sub-branch patron Arthur J Stanton OAM, and it remains the only enduring ANZAC youth parade and service of its kind in Australia.

Ever wanted to vote with your butt and help put an end to plastic pollution? Well, now you can, at the Port Coogee Village Shopping Centre carpark. opens in a new window
The City of Cockburn is supporting Cockburn-based sustainable swimwear designer Ocean Remedy which received a $3,802 Keep Australia Beautiful WA (KABCWA) Community Litter Grant to install the bin, one of two believed to be the first of their kind in WA.
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