What made the news in Cockburn – 10-17 June 2022

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Tuesday 14 June:
Chris Ferreira of The Forever Project has had an article published in Sanctuary Magazine about his urban infill project called the Hami Hill Hamlet. opens in a new window

The article praises the City of Cockburn planning department for providing approvals in record time and its positivity and support of his innovative ideas for the infill development.  
 
Thursday 16 June: 
A male worker died at a salt refinery in North Coogee on Thursday morning. opens in a new window

The incident occurred at WA Salt Supply at 5.20am with police, St John Ambulance and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services attending the scene.
 
WA’s only World Cup BMX racer has thrown his support behind a plan to save and reinvigorate Bibra Lake’s BMX track. opens in a new window
The City of Cockburn is continuing to progress its plans to develop Malabar Park into a regional BMX facility.
At its 9 June ordinary meeting, Cockburn Council endorsed investigating a $1.16m loan through the WA Treasury Corporation to fund a budget shortfall caused by significant cost increases since estimates were recorded for the project two years ago.
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Cockburn residents who invest in home security CCTV could be in line for a $500 refund from their council. opens in a new window
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At Cockburn Council’s Ordinary Council Meeting on Thursday 9 June, the Council adopted several recommendations, including advertising the draft Community Safety and Crime Prevention plan 2022-2027 for community consultation.
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An Atwell woman has suffered serious facial injuries during a home invasion in what appears to be a random attack. opens in a new window

Professors from WA's five universities have delivered a scathing assessment of the state government's track record on climate action, accusing it of being "too close to the LNG industry". The academics, from a range of disciplines, are part of the Beeliar group which was set up to fight plans by the previous state coalition government to build a highway extension through the Beeliar wetlands. opens in a new window

Wednesday 15 June:
The City of Cockburn’s expanding profile as an innovative place of business and employment hub in WA was on show during a visit from the Consul General of The Republic of Indonesia, Listiana Operananta, in Perth on 13 June. opens in a new window

Mayor Howlett said the visit was an opportunity to facilitate and support Cockburn's thriving commercial and industrial precincts by deepening the relationship between the City and Indonesia and explore opportunities by building on the Indonesian-Australian Comprehensive Economic Exchange Agreement (IA-CEPA) formed in July 2020.
 
Friday 10 June:
The City of Cockburn’s Verge Collection Service will be improved and converted to a pre-booked system commencing July 2024, following a decision by Cockburn Council at the 9 June Ordinary Council Meeting. opens in a new window

The current service schedules collections on set dates throughout the year. Under the new model, residents will be able to book their collections when it is convenient for them.
 
The State Government has awarded $390,000 in funding to help local businesses, including some Cockburn-based businesses, grow their export capability across rapidly expanding Asian markets. opens in a new window
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