Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
The City of Cockburn has been given a boost with the purchase of two new quad bikes, thanks to a $20,000 LandCorp donation.

The quad bikes will be used to assist in monitoring illegal trail bike riding and other anti-social activities in the Latitude 32 industrial area, currently being planned by LandCorp.

City of Cockburn Community Safety Coordinator Shirley Elliott said the quad bikes could also enable beach and bushland areas to be patrolled more effectively, allowing for wider and more efficient scope than regular foot patrols.

"A good example of their effectiveness would be during possible shark sightings because patrolling the beaches by foot takes considerable time," she said.

"But the quad bikes will now allow us to survey and check the area far more quickly and alert the public if necessary.

"They will also play an integral role in fire control and prevention, searching for missing persons and emergency management for severe storms and potential tsunamis.

"Rangers will receive free quad bike training at the Joondalup Police Academy and the bikes will also be shared with Murdoch and Cockburn police for special operations, helping to target hoon, criminal and other anti-social behaviour."

LandCorp Business Manager Luke Willcock said the quad bike donation was part of LandCorp's ongoing commitment to the planning and redevelopment of Latitude 32.

"The quad bikes are just one way in which, as part of our role in the coordination and planning of the industrial estate, we can assist local government and the police to benefit the community," he said.

Cockburn Police probationary constable Narissa Coleman, City of Cockburn Ranger Russell Hallberg, City of Cockburn Community Safety Coordinator Shirley Elliot, Mayor Logan K Howlett and LandCorp Business Manager Luke Willcock.

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The City of Cockburn celebrates its 30th birthday in 2009, regarded as one of Perth’s fastest growing and culturally-diverse local governments.

With a population of about 80,000, it has grown into one of Perth’s most dynamic and successful areas. The population is made up of a large percentage of children, families and seniors, and a large percentage of people born overseas (28.8%).

As a developing city, Cockburn has a good mix of residential, rural and conservation areas and has more than 2000 businesses. The City of Cockburn, as a council, has a continuing mission to make the area the most attractive place to live, work and visit in the metropolitan area.
Chris Thomas
P: (08) 9411 3551


Quad bikes will assist council with security and emergency management


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