the City is reviewing options for installing stairs that will allow better access to the newly installed Omeo Dive Trail. Made from a composite material the stairs will allow easy access down to the beach.
As part of the Get Wild About Wetlands events 15 intrepid youngsters and their families explored Bibra Lake by torch light. With a experienced guide from Native Arc animals observed included Boobook Owl, Brush-tailed Possum, microbats and Quendas. A great night of fun!!
Bored? Not any more. The City has released it's Sustainable Living Event series for January- June 2017. With a range of workshops and events you can broaden your horizons and find out ways to minimise your impact on the planet. Many events are free and some have costs.
The City of Cockburn has adopted its fifth annual State of Sustainability (SoS) Report.
The 2015-16 Report enables the City to publicly track its progress towards sustainability across four key areas Governance, Economy, Environment and Society.
The City as part of it's management of threats to natural areas undertakes mapping of the presence of Dieback (Phytophora cinnamomi) in it's reserves. Dieback is a plant disease that can devastate forests and woodlands. Banksia communities are at great risk from this disease. The City actively manages this disease where possible by installing wash down stations, limestone tracks and signage.
The City of Cockburn's Environmental Services team oversee a wide range of responsibilities including natural area management, environmental education, sustainability, climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental management and bushland conservation and restoration.
Our Team Consists of:
The Environmental Services Team with the support of the elected members, Executive and the staff at the city; are committed to delivering excellence in conservation, sustainability and climate change initiatives. Working towards these goals is an evolving process. The timeline below tracks the ongoing progress of Environmental Management at the City of Cockburn.
2011- The City was awarded category winner and overall winner of the 2011 Western Australian Environment Awards
The City was awarded category winner at the 2011 National Awards for Local Government
2012- Council becomes a signatory to the WALGA Climate Change Declaration
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 the following:
The City Highly Commended at the State Keep Australia Beautiful Australian Sustainable Cities Awards 2012 for the following:
2013- The City is endorsed as a 'Waterwise Council' by the Department of Water and the Water Corporation. To achieve this, the City has set strict targets and proven its ability to reduce water use whilst also implementing measures to improve the water quality in local wetlands.
2011 Local Government Awards Winner
for Leading Community Climate Change Action