Tuesday, July 21st, 2009
LOCAL Government Week is on again from August 4 to 8 – and it’s a chance for you to find out more about the City of Cockburn.

A range of free public events, aimed at promoting the City’s services to the Cockburn community, have been planned, including:

• Community bus tours, highlighting various projects, landmarks and other points of interest, from 10am to 2pm on August 5 and 8, finishing with refreshments at Azelia Ley Museum. RSVPs are needed to take part – call 9411 3444.
• A helpful and instructive display at Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre from 9am to 4pm, August 4, with DVD presentations, brochures and other City of Cockburn information.
• Various competitions – available at local libraries and the City of Cockburn administration building – including sudoko, a 30th anniversary quiz, colouring-in competition and crossword in the July edition of Cockburn Soundings. There are four $100 Coles Myer gift vouchers to win; entries close on August 31.

August 6 will also mark Hiroshima Day at Poole Reserve with schoolchildren planting trees to mark the occasion, highlighting the rejuvenation of Hiroshima over the past 64 years. The children will then release white balloons into the air with members of the Japanese Consulate as a symbol of peace.

City of Cockburn Mayor Logan K Howlett said Local Government Week was an ideal opportunity for people to learn more about their local council and generate a better understanding of the services it provides.

“We want people right across Cockburn and all its suburbs to gain an insight into the role and responsibilities of their council,” he said.

“The City provides a range of important services, such as family support, financial counselling, libraries, halls for hire, vacation and family day care, through to maintenance of parks, roads and beaches, waste collection and recycling, processing planning applications and important infrastructure developments.

“Many people may be unaware of how local government affects their daily lives in a variety of ways and Local Government Week is a way of spreading the word further.”

For more details on City of Cockburn events during Local Government Week, call customer services on (08) 9411 3650.

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City of Cockburn

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
W: www.cockburn.wa.gov.au


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