Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
EVER fancied yourself as Cockburn mayor or considered life as a councillor? With elections coming up in October, the City of Cockburn is holding a special workshop on August 29 so people can learn more about what’s involved.

Several positions are available, including mayor, two central ward councillors, two west ward councillors and one east ward councillor. All are four-year terms.

City of Cockburn Administration and Community Services Director Don Green said the workshop was an ideal opportunity for people to discover the functions of local government and how elected members play an important part in the democratic process.

“Local government elections are a chance for people to become involved in decision-making and the numerous issues that affect our diverse and wide-ranging community,” he said.

“Most people have some area in which they can contribute and bring their own level of expertise, whether it’s historic preservation, financial matters, library activities, arts and culture, neighbourhood development or environmental protection, to name a few.

“We want to make sure that people interested in getting involved are fully briefed on how the Cockburn council operates and what might be expected of them if elected.”

The free workshop will be held from 10am to 4pm, August 29, in the City of Cockburn reception room, 9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood.

To register your interest, call (08) 9411 3444 by August 27.

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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


Special workshop for people interested in Cockburn council elections


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