What made the news in Cockburn – 8-15 Oct 2021

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Friday, 15 October:
At Cockburn Council’s Ordinary Council Meeting on Thursday 15 October, the Council adopted several recommendations, including the adoption of the 2020-21 State of Sustainability Report. 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 window once published in about 10 working days.

A petition was lodged to the WA Parliament’s Upper House on Wednesday, calling for the State Government to reject any application to rezone the closed Glen Iris Golf Course.  opens in a new window

A little known quarantine station in Coogee will be highlighted for the Fremantle History Society’s annual Fremantle Studies Day on Sunday October 24. opens in a new window

Woodman Point Quarantine Station is mainly used for youth camps today, but the Friends of Woodman Point run a remarkable museum and run regular tours.

Thursday, 14 October:
The City of Cockburn’s accessibility compliant website is a finalist in the 2021 Australian Access Awards. opens in a new window

The City is up against some high-profile competition including the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Commonwealth Department of Social Services, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and GESB. 
 
Evening testing on the eye-catching light box feature on the $6.7m Treeby Community and Sports Centre is a sign the project is progressing steadily, with completion due early-mid 2022. opens in a new window
The Treeby project is just one of many exciting infrastructure projects included in the City of Cockburn’s $35.89m capital works budget for 2021-2022.

A mural inspired by local birds and lakes has come to life at Cockburn Youth Centre in Success. opens in a new window
The City of Cockburn-funded mural is by long standing Cockburn resident Darren Hutchens. opens in a new window 

Wednesday, 13 October:
It’s peak turtle nesting season now until January and those living near or travelling around Cockburn’s lakes and wetlands are urged to be on the look-out for the native freshwater reptiles, especially during stormy, rainy weather. opens in a new window

During the cold front on Monday 11 October, City of Cockburn staff and dedicated Turtle Tracker volunteers spotted more than 60 female Southwestern snake-necked turtles making their way out of Walliabup-Bibra Lake and Manning Lake to lay their eggs in sandy soil.
 
Tuesday, 12 October:
Coogee resident Christine Dorey was inducted into the Hall of Champions at the 2021 WA Tennis Industry Awards. Dorey was the first woman to ever qualify for a Grand Slam event, advancing through to the semifinals of the 1979 Australian Open. opens in a new window

Christine is also an inductee of the City of Cockburn’s Sports Hall of Fame. 
 
Monday, 11 October:
If the wagging tails and smiling owners of previous years are any indication, Cockburn’s 6th Fur Run will be more popular than ever when it descends on Manning Park on Sunday, 17 October. opens in a new window

Apart from the walk, enjoy the stalls, a puppy fashion parade, photo booth and a canine agility course 10am-1pm at Manning Park, Azelia Road, Hamilton Hill.

The City of Cockburn is exploring the possibility of a new on-leash dog beach and has asked local residents for their feedback on four options. opens in a new window
Feedback closes 5pm, Friday 5 November 2021.
 
Friday, 7 October:
The Cockburn Cougars have pulled off an early off-season coup, signing rising star Jewell Williams for the next two years. opens in a new window

The Cougars have managed to snare Williams’ services from the Eastern Suns, who she won the NBL1 West Youth Player of the Year award with last season.

The sun may have set on the South Beach Sunset Markets after its long-time operator, North Coogee resident Georgie Adeane, decided against returning this summer in protest over increased costs. opens in a new window
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