City of Cockburn, PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC, Western Australia, 6965
Telephone: (08) 9411 3444

April School Holiday ideas

Get Wild About Wetlands
Check out some awesome things in your native bushland or learn about bats and spiders!

What's on in Cockburn Libraries 
Cockburn Libraries have a whole bunch of school holiday things to do including heaps of Easter activities.

Youth Outrage 
Activities outside of Cockburn Youth Centre)

Youth Centre School Holiday Activities 
Based within the Cockburn Youth Centre

Native ARC 
Interested in wildlife? Become a quenda defender or a wildlife vet detective.

Skate2Clean Free Event
Sausage sizzle, music, DJ's and skate comps at the cleanest skate park in Cockburn -  Coolbellup Skate Park

Bush Babies Art Exhibition
A collection of paintings and stories of Aboriginal Elders born in the bush. Hosted by Cockburn Senior Centre


NORTH LAKE ROAD CLOSURE 29/30 APRIL

North Lake Road will be closed at the rail crossing near the Lakes Shopping Centre for two nights for railway maintenance. Please consider your travel plans on these dates.

WHEN - Dates and Times:

  • 9pm Friday 28 April to 5am the next day
  • 7pm Saturday 29 April to 9am the next day

North Lake Road will be closed between Bibra Drive and Omeo St.  Access to the Lakes Shopping Centre still available from a southerly direction.

Detour:

There are only two other nearby road crossings for the railway
line one at Kwinana Freeway and one at Spearwood Avenue.

Please detour via Hammond Road, Beeliar Drive, Spearwood Avenue and Discovery Drive.

Any enquiries: 0428 566 124 (Brookfield Rail)


HOW DO YOU RATE YOUR LOCAL AREA?
COMMUNITY SCORECARDS

The City would like to hear your views and ideas about how your local area and quality of life can be improved.
We use these and other results to set our priorities for improving the community.
Over the last few years, the main priorities have been:

  • Traffic
  • Appearance of your local area
  • Safety and security

The scorecard is open to all members of your household aged 18 years or older.

Click here to take the survey

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UPDATE : NEW STAIRS FOR DIVE TRAIL VISITORS

To improve safety near the Coogee Maritime Trail, the City of Cockburn plans to install some stairs over the seawall.

Due to reasons beyond our control (tides) the stairs have not yet been installed. Works on the footing will again commence as per the schedule below.

Omeo Stairs

Current proposed schedule would be:

  • Week 27 to 31 March - First stage of work completed
  • Dates to be advised: Concrete pour and stairs installed.

View Port Coogee Landscape Works

View Stair Access Designs

CHECK OUT THESE EVENTS COMING UP !

Cockburn's Got Talent Grand Final 22 April

C'mon Cockburn, show us what you've got!

Categories: 5 - 10yrs, 11 - 17yrs and 18+

@ Cultural Fair- Harmony Oval, Harmony Ave, Harvest Lakes, Atwell

REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED


Bush Babies

13, 19, 20 April and 4 May

Cockburn Seniors Centre, 9 Coleville Cres. Spearwood

9.30am - 3pm

Enjoy the wondrous paintings by Aboriginal Elders that tell their stories of being born in the bush.  


Cockburn Cultural Fair presented by LiveLighter

22 April (10am - 4pm)

Harmony Oval, Harmony Ave, Harvest Lakes, Atwell

Bring the family and be inspired by all the diversity of foods and flavours, tradition and culture right here on your doorstep!

There will be loads of free activities for all ages, to check them out go to our Facebook page


COCKBURN EVENTS GUIDE for 2017 - More events

Your event guide includes everything you need to know about our coming events, plus there's a chance to win an awesome prize!  Here's just a few! 

 

FERAL ANIMAL CONTROL UNTIL JUNE 2017

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Soft leg fox trapping and feral cat cage trapping will be occurring throughout several City of Cockburn Conservation Reserves from March through to June.

To ensure a successful program, pet owners are encouraged to have their dogs restrained when visiting our reserves and cats retained to the confines of their own property.

Feral animal control information 

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News & Upcoming Events

ANZAC DAY SERVICES 2017
by Cockburn RSL

Tuesday 25 April

Location:
War Memorial at Memorial Hall, Cnr Rockingham Rd & Carrington St. Road closures in place throughout the morning.

Times:
5.45am   Dawn Service

6.15am   Gunfire breakfast

10.15am  Main Parade and service 

ANZAC Youth Parade

Friday 28 April

Times:  9.30am   

Students gather at Council car park and march to the Field of Poppies (RSL Memorial Park) Spearwood Ave, Spearwood.

ANZAC DAY 2017
Admin Office Hours & Waste Collections

Council administration building will be closed for ANZAC day - Tuesday 25 April.

Bin collections will not be affected on this day.

TRANSITION TO KINDY PROGRAM

Atwell PlayclubAtwell Playclub, run by a qualified playleader, gives children an opportunity with the help of a parent/carer, to get ready for kindy.

We still have a few final spots open.


Details on the atwell playCLUB

BIBRA LAKE REGIONAL PLAYGROUND CLOSED IN MAY

Our playground is closed during May for maintenance.

It reopens on June 1 with new shade sails, repairs to Hobbit Hill and the talking rocks, plus bike racks, lighting changes and a new bin storage area.

VISIT BIBRA LAKE REGIONAL PLAYGROUND PAGE

DO YOUR FIREBREAKS MEET MINIMUM STANDARDS?

Recent rains have caused many firebreaks and vacant blocks to become covered with new grass and vegetation. Forecast warmer weather will dry out this grass resulting in ineffective firebreaks.

Don't put homes and emergency crews at risk, ensure your firebreaks meet the minimum standards as per the City's Fire Control Order 3m wide and 4m high clearance.

READ MORE ABOUT THIS SEASONS FIRE BREAKS

PROPOSED CHANGES TO CITY WARDS AND BOUNDARIES

Recommended changes to the City ward boundaries are currently with the Local Government Advisory Board following community consultation.

Wards and boundaries

The City asked the community (November/December 2016) to give feedback about changing its wards and boundaries.

This was to comply with State policy which requires all local governments to have the same number of electors in each ward, give or take 10 percent.

Due to growth in some suburbs, Council had to change the boundaries to comply. Based on the community feedback, the most popular option of the three options presented was Option 1.

READ MORE ON the PROPOSED CHANGES

VIEW THE MAP

PIONEERS DAY LUNCHEON 2017

Have you lived within the City of Cockburn
CONTINUOUSLY for 60 years or more?

If so, you may be eligible to attend our Annual Pioneers' Luncheon which this year will be held on Friday, 2 June 2017.

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COCKBURN WA DAY AWARD 2017 - NOMINATIONS OPEN

Eligibility
The City would like to hear about people who have helped Cockburn become the thriving and progressive community that it is today; people who have been responsible for some aspect of the development of Cockburn, either physically, culturally or socially.

If you know of someone, including those with close historical links to the City, enter them as a nominee for the 2017 Cockburn WA Day Award.

READ MORE

COCKBURN ARC - FEES & CHARGES 2017

In accordance with section 6.19 of the Local Government Act 1995 the City of Cockburn here with gives notice of new fees and charges for the Cockburn Arc effective as of the 31 March 2017.

READ More about fees & charges