Our Team

About the Environmental Services Team 

The City of Cockburn's Environmental Services Team looks after a wide range of responsibilities including natural area management, environmental education, sustainability, climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental management and bushland conservation and restoration.   

The Environmental Services Team is committed to delivering excellence in conservation, sustainability and climate change initiatives. This is made possible with the ongoing support of the Elected Members, Executive and the staff at the city and working towards these goals is an evolving process. 


Who We Are

Our Team Consists of:
  • Environmental Services Manager
  • Environmental Education Officer
  • Environmental Officer - Natural Resources
  • Environmental Officer
  • Sustainability Officer
  • Environmental Supervisor
  • Six Bushland Maintenance Officers.

What We Do 

The operational team manages 1,018 hectares of bushland and wetland areas. We work with developers, businesses, schools and the local community in environmental restoration and management. We empower our community to look after their local environment and we host regular events to encourage involvement.

The team delivers funding programs for sustainability and conservation and we offer a variety of subsidies throughout the year. We coordinate greenhouse gas emission monitoring and reduction and encourage climate change mitigation and adaptation across the City.

We raise awareness and offer support to Friends-of Groups and community organisations such as Conservation Volunteers. We continue to support and develop partnerships with tertiary institutions on a range of initiatives.

Timeline of Environmental Management in Cockburn 

The City has been working towards sustainability since it first adopted a Bushland Conservation Policy in 1997. In 2000, the City adopted a Wetland Conservation Policy. From 1999 to 2010, the City achieved a number of greenhouse gas emission reduction targets under the Cites for Climate Protection program. During this time, the City also delivered a number of important environmental and sustainability policies and programs, including:
 
Timeline of Environmental Management in Cockburn
2006 The City adopted a Sustainability Strategy. The City also developed a landowner Biodiversity Grant to support the retention of bushland on private property.
2007 The City joined the ICLEI Water Campaign.
2008 The City undertook a regional Climate Change Risk Assessment which led to a Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan. The City was awarded a commendation in the National Awards for Local Government.
2009     The City achieved Milestone 1 of the ICLEI Water Campaign and developed a Sustainability Grants Program to support community sustainability initiative.
2010 The City achieved Milestones 2 and 3 of the ICLEI Water Campaign. The City was awarded category winner in the WALGA 2010 Local Government Biodiversity Awards.
2011     Council endorsed a Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Strategy for 2011-2020 and adopts emission reduction targets for electricity and fuel.
  The City created a State of Sustainability Report, a first for local government in Western Australia.
  The City was awarded category winner and overall winner of the 2011 Western Australian Environment Awards.
  The Sustainability Grant Program was developed to provide funds to residents, business and community groups to develop sustainable initiatives.
2012      Council became a signatory to the WALGA Climate Change Declaration. The Natural Area Management Strategy 2012-20 was adopted by Council.
  The City was awarded Overall Winner for both the State and National Keep Australia Beautiful Australian Sustainable Cities Awards 2012.
  The City was awarded Category Winner for the Keep Australia Beautiful Australian Sustainable Cities Awards 2012 for Young Legends (State Winner), Environmental Innovation and Protection (State Winner), Energy Innovation (National Winner), Community Action and Partnerships (National Winner).
2013    The City was endorsed as a 'Waterwise Council' by the Department of Water and the Water Corporation. The Trails Master Plan was developed and endorsed by Council.
2015       Solar Powered Nutrient Stripping Basin was developed as an initiative to reduce nutrients in Yangebup Lake.
2016       Council adopted the Water Efficiency Action Plan and retained it. The Coogee Maritime Trail was installed.
 

More Information and Contact

Please contact Environmental Services for more information on 08 9411 3444 or at environmentalmanagement@cockburn.wa.gov.au

 
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Contact

Address

9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

Po Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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