Regular assessment of public buildings
The City regularly assesses facilities used by the general public such as churches, recreation centres, schools, pubs and function centres. These types of buildings are considered ‘public buildings’ by health legislation.
The assessments focus on the safety of the building, including:
- Emergency exits and locking devices
- Emergency lighting and proof of their regular maintenance
- Provision and maintenance of fire extinguishers and hose reels
- Emergency evacuation procedures
- Provision and maintenance of public ablution facilities
- Adequate ventilation of the building.
When organising an event in the City of Cockburn, you may be required to obtain approval to construct a temporary public building. A temporary public building may not necessarily refer to an actual building but rather the area within which the event is held, indoor or out.
A Public Building Event Application must be submitted two months prior for events up to 500 persons and three months prior for larger events.
Please contact the City’s Health Services team for more information on public building regulations and temporary public building approvals on 08 9411 3444 or at [email protected]. Please contact the City to report an issue or make a complaint.