Vesting of former railway reserve at Coogee Beach

The City of Cockburn's response to the Cockburn Gazette, 8 June 2021 about a proposal to vest a portion of the former railway reserve to the east and west of Cockburn Road, Coogee Beach in the City of Cockburn

Are you able to confirm whether it was the City’s idea to pursue the vesting of a portion of the former railway reserve abutting to the east of the Park and to the west of Cockburn Road with the Minister for Planning, Lands and Heritage and the local Member of Parliament? Or was this something put forward or suggested by current operator Discovery Parks to the City of Cockburn?

The City has actively lobbied the relevant government agencies to acquire the land, for the last eight years. The initial purpose was to secure tenure over the land for the expansion of the public car parking areas at Poore Grove to accommodate Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving Club members and beach/cafe visitors.
If the City was able to secure tenure, the intention is that it would enable expansion of Coogee Beach Holiday Park to accommodate any potential long term sea level rises.
The City has informed Discovery Parks that it has sought control of the former railway reserve.
If the City is granted control of this land under a Management Order, it would be subject to a separate lease.
The current lease negotiations are not dependent upon acquiring access to this portion of the former railway reserve.

For more information contact

Media and Communications Officer
City of Cockburn

Email [email protected]

Phone 08 9411 3551

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