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Awards at the City of Cockburn

The City of Cockburn has won numerous awards.  Please view the following of our proud achievements.

Sustainability Cities



Environment Team with Awards

Sustainable Cities

The City of Cockburn has been named the overall winner of the 2012 Keep Australia Beautiful Australian Sustainable Cities Award.

The award recognises the City's commitment to improving the community's connection to the natural environment through community programs which encourage sustainability.

The City's achievements toward a sustainable future include:
Stakeholder engagement with the Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre and other research institutions
 Free living smart courses to teach residents about how to live more sustainably 

The introduction of weekly recycling. The City of Cockburn was one of the first Councils in WA to introduce weekly recycling in separate bins.

  • Garden wise workshops
  • Compost and native plant subsidies 
  • Sustainable home workshops and free home, energy and water audits
  • Partnerships with the Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre, Native Arc, 1st Bibra Lake Scouts, Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre, plus research institutions

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Planning Team with the Awards

Planning Institute of Australia' s Hard Won Victory Award: for Planning Excellence

The City of Cockburn, Strategic Planning has taken out the Planning Institute of Australia' s Hard Won Victory Award: for Planning Excellence.

The City received the award in recognition of its Developer Contribution Plan, which ensures an equitable funding approach for new developments. The City followed up with two further commendations for infrastructure development and planning processes.

Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett said the Contribution Plan was the first of its kind to be adopted in Western Australia.

"Basically, developers of new estates and housing developments contribute to the provision of community facilities through this plan."  He said.

"This ensures we create communities that are equipped with the right mix of sporting and social infrastructure we need for the diversity of our estates and suburbs,"  said Mayor Howlett.

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The City was also awarded two commendations for the following projects:

Improving Planning Process and Practices Award - Commendation (Local Commercial and Activity Centres Strategy)

PIA President's Commendation (Community Infrastructure Development Contribution Plan 13)

Please see below comments as quoted by CEO, Stephen Cain.

"Each of the above projects was several years in the making.  The awards recognise the leadership of Council in pursuing planning reform, as well as the professionalism and hard work of our staff in fulfilling this objective. There was only one other Local Government that won any award on the night, so the City of Cockburn continues to set a standard well above other Local Governments".


  Planning Team with awards