Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
DOZENS of volunteers joined staff from the City of Cockburn, Bunnings and Keep Australia Beautiful WA on the weekend to clean up Manning Park and restore an old house to accommodate a disabled recruitment company in Hamilton Hill.

The volunteers, members of the Coogee Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints, were involved in a “garden blitz” at the house, currently being restored by Bunnings Bibra Lake staff for use by SMP Fremantle’s respite care service.

SMP Fremantle is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The volunteers will help with garden mulching, plantings and general house clean-up tasks following the Manning Park clean-up.

Cockburn Mayor Logan K Howlett said he admired the generosity and community spirit of the volunteers involved in the clean-up and restoration projects.

“Events such as these highlight the partnerships between community, local government, business and government agencies such as Keep Australia Beautiful,” he said.

"It's a wonderful example of community spirit with people coming together to help keep our parks pristine while helping to build and grow a facility that will assist an important sector of society in a positive manner."

Keep Australia Beautiful Chair Mel Hay thanked the volunteers for their clean-up efforts and encouraged others to get involved in keeping Australia beautiful.

“Keep Australia Beautiful has a fantastic relationship with Bunnings through its Adopt-a-Spot program and it’s great to see volunteers from the community getting involved in such a worthwhile cause,” he said.

“I also thank City of Cockburn, which has been such a great supporter of Keep Australia Beautiful, and the hundreds of members of the Cockburn community that have been involved with cleaning up Cockburn’s parks and environment.”

For more information on Keep Australia Beautiful programs, or to register your community clean-up, call (08) 6467 5122 or email [email protected]

community cleanupA-B.jpeg: Volunteers from the Coogee Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints working on the community clean-up and restoration of the old house.

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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.
Chantelle O'Sullivan
P: (08) 9411 3605
W: www.cockburn.wa.gov.au

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P: (08) 6467 5169
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Major community clean-up helps to beautify WA local government area


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