Shark Fishing is prohibited in City of Cockburn

The City of Cockburn is re-enforcing their existing local law, whereby shark fishing is prohibited, including the use or setting of buoyed lines using blood or any other lure for the purpose of attracting sharks. Environment Manager at the City of Cockburn, Chris Beaton, explained multiple problems of bring large sharks into shore. 0:35” There’s…

Cockburn In Shock Following Councillor Steven Portelli’s Sudden Death

City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett has paid tribute to the City’s councillor Steven Portelli, after he suddenly died on Australia Day. Mr Howlett extended his condolences to the Portelli and Puglia families and on behalf of the City in a statement, while honouring the long-standing councillor’s service to the community. “The passing of Councillor…

Hamilton Senior High School set to be demolished

After 55 years of educating the local community, Hamilton Senior High School is set to close at the end of the year. “The Hamilton Senior High School site is integral to the Cockburn Community, and the fact that the high school is closing at the end of the year has a lot of varying opinions,”…

Hands Off Cockburn!

In a strong show of solidarity, about 500 people turned up at Parliament House on thursday morning to protest against the Local Government Advisory Board (LGAB) and State Governments plans to split Cockburn with Fremantle, Kwinana and Melville. At the rally, a counter proposal recommending that the cities of Cockburn merge with Kwinana, along with…

New council boundaries a big win: Fremantle, Melville & Kwinana

After Cockburn kicked off its’ “Hands Off Cockburn” campaign, Fremantle, Melville and Kwinana released a joint media statement saying the merge is a win, not a loss Three councils together urged the Local Government Advisory Board to implement those changes, believing it’s in the best interest for Perth metro residents in the south. Fremantle mayor…

EXCLUSIVE: Cockburn Residents Unite Against The Split

Just 24 hours after the state government announced amalgamation boundary changes, Cockburn residents band together to protect their city. Approximately 100 residents attended the major meeting which was held at the Cockburn City council building. The residents discussed their campaign move which includes rallies, signing petitions, contacting local MPs and dropping off flyers in the neighborhood to…

Roe 8 Needs To Happen: Barnett

WA Premier Colin Barnett spoke out that the controversial Roe 8 highway will still need to be built but not in his term of government. During the press conference this Thursday, Mr Barnett mentioned Roe 8 during his response to WA Labor’s election promises. However, the Premier acknowledged that the 5 kilometres highway could cost…

European Wasps Reach Cockburn

Cockburn City Council is encouraging residents to help eliminate the European Wasps by installing a trap in their gardens.   The trap initiative is there to minor the impact of the wasp’s effect towards the community and the environment.   According to the information from the Department of Agriculture, European Wasp nests are usually established…