Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
A TIME capsule celebrating 30 years of Cockburn as a city has been preserved for future generations in a special ceremony at the Cockburn Seniors Centre.

Stored near the wooden honour boards, the 500mm x 150mm capsule contains a computer memory stick featuring significant photographs, electronic versions of Cockburn Soundings, the 2007-08 annual report, Summer of Fun calendar, current City of Cockburn staff list and information about Cockburn’s sister cities, events, developments, infrastructure and people, as well as the latest magazine version of Growing Cockburn, communications material and 30th anniversary memorabilia

Cockburn officially became a city on October 26, 1979, after its original inception as the Fremantle District Roads Board in 1871, becoming the Cockburn Roads Board in 1955, Cockburn Shire Council in 1961 and Town of Cockburn in 1971.

“We remember with gratitude our pioneers and the people who served the district in local government over the past 138 years as we grew from humble beginnings into the wonderful city we are today,” Cockburn Mayor Logan K Howlett said.

“Over the past three decades, Cockburn has experienced rapid urban growth, transforming from pockets of rural market gardens to become one of WA’s fastest growing areas in the metropolitan region.

“With a population of around 85,000, Cockburn is still very much a developing city and it will be fascinating to see what it will look like in another 30 years.

“Developments such as Port Coogee and the adjoining coastline, Cockburn Central, the Phoenix revitalisation project and various new community facilities and business developments will continue to transform this thriving metropolis, home to a diverse multicultural community, into a place of increasing regional and tourism significance.

“This first-ever time capsule for the City of Cockburn will provide a fascinating snapshot of how far we have come in the past 30 years as a city, preserving history for future generations to enquire about and reflect on.”

The time capsule was unveiled by City of Cockburn CEO Stephen Cain and Mayor Logan K Howlett on Monday, October 26.

timecapsule1-2.jpeg: City of Cockburn CEO Stephen Cain and Mayor Logan K Howlett unveiling the time capsule.

time capsule-staff.jpeg: City of Cockburn staff Briellen Jones, Lisa Green, Leanne Shepherd, Jolene Lusher and Courtney Edwards celebrating 30 years of Cockburn at the time capsule ceremony.

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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
W: www.cockburn.wa.gov.au


WA local government acknowledges three decades with time capsule ceremony.


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