View the Business Plan for the Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre (ARC) Expansion Project.
On August 10, 2023, the Minister for Planning made a decision that the area will become an urban area in the future.
Manning Stairs and lookouts are a recent addition to the City’s list of attractions. 192 stairs wind their way up the Manning Ridge. The City has constructed two lookouts at the top of which offer spectacular views of the Darling Scarp and Cockburn Sound.
The Manning Park stairs and lookouts are located within the beautiful Manning Park Reserve, which includes a picturesque lake, BBQ and picnic facilities and hosts a range of events. The lookouts provide spectacular views of Jervoise Bay, Cockburn Sound and the Darling Scarp. The distance from the homestead to the lookouts via the Davilak Trail is approximately one kilometre. The Manning Stairs are a popular spot for exercise. We recommend using the stairs during daylight hours only as no lighting is provided.
The reconstituted limestone and cement stairs consist of 192 steps, 5 landings and 4 seats and are Cockburn’s version of Perth’s Jacob’s Ladder.
The City has completed the construction of the Manning Park stairway from the southern car park at Manning Lake to the eastern lookout with a trail connecting to the recently upgraded western lookout. The stairs form part of the Davilak Heritage Trail, which starts at Azelia Ley Homestead, winding their way up the ridge towards the lookouts.
Please contact the City for more information on 08 9411 3444 or at [email protected]
City of CockburnWhadjuk Boodja9 Coleville Crescent,
PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965
Office opening hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)
Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.
City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.