City of Cockburn draft Budget 2019/2020

27 May 2019

We welcome your feedback on the City's draft capital works budget 2019/20 before it formally goes to the Council meeting on 20 June 2019. It sets out the proposed expenditure by the City on parks, roads, buildings and the like, funded mostly by government, developer contributions and your rates.

See our Annual Business Plan which sets out the priorities for the coming year.

Have your Say

Your feedback is welcome by 27 May 2019 by:

  • Asking a question or providing feedback below
  • Sending an email to comment@cockburn.wa.gov.au

Your views will be incorporated into a feedback report and presented to Elected Members.

Proposed Expenditure

The Council is proposing the following projects as part its $43.30 million capital works program for 2019-2020.

Parks and Environment $5.377 million

  • Master Plans $0.72m
  • Revitalisation Plans $0.65m
  • Shade Sails for 7 playgrounds $0.15m
  • Upgrades to 13 playgrounds $0.689m
  • Street tree planting program $0.30m
  • Renewing reticulation and bores/pumps in parks $0.715m
  • Park upgrades and improvements $1.10m
  • Floodlights for new oval $0.2m
  • Environmental management $0.343m
  • Streetscapes $0.51m

Roads $19.288 million

Road Resurfacing Program (16 projects) $1.04m

Road Construction Program

  • Jandakot Road $7.627m
  • Verde Drive/Princep Rd $6.0m
  • Karel Ave $2.0m

Other road projects $0.472m

Traffic calming (9 projects) $0.785m

Road rehabilitation projects $1.16m

New and replacement bus shelters $160k

Footpaths $1.434M

  • New footpaths $491k
  • Refurbishment of existing footpaths $543k
  • Bike paths $400k

Drains and Sumps $1.318m

Buildings $10.28m

  • Wetlands Education Centre/Native Arc/BL Scouts $5m ($7.0m total)
  • Frankland Park recreation facilities $1.50m ($7.8m total)
  • Malabar BMX facility $1.08m
  • Replacement/Renewal/upgrade $2.0m
  • Design new facilities $0.7m

Marina/Coastal $0.38m

Port Coogee Marina $60k

Coastal $320k

Other $5.214m

  • CCTV (4 new projects) $398k
  • Technology $528k
  • GIS $239k
  • Landfill $179k
  • Plant $3.87m

See more detail here or ask a question below. Thanks for your interest.

27 May 2019

We welcome your feedback on the City's draft capital works budget 2019/20 before it formally goes to the Council meeting on 20 June 2019. It sets out the proposed expenditure by the City on parks, roads, buildings and the like, funded mostly by government, developer contributions and your rates.

See our Annual Business Plan which sets out the priorities for the coming year.

Have your Say

Your feedback is welcome by 27 May 2019 by:

  • Asking a question or providing feedback below
  • Sending an email to comment@cockburn.wa.gov.au

Your views will be incorporated into a feedback report and presented to Elected Members.

Proposed Expenditure

The Council is proposing the following projects as part its $43.30 million capital works program for 2019-2020.

Parks and Environment $5.377 million

  • Master Plans $0.72m
  • Revitalisation Plans $0.65m
  • Shade Sails for 7 playgrounds $0.15m
  • Upgrades to 13 playgrounds $0.689m
  • Street tree planting program $0.30m
  • Renewing reticulation and bores/pumps in parks $0.715m
  • Park upgrades and improvements $1.10m
  • Floodlights for new oval $0.2m
  • Environmental management $0.343m
  • Streetscapes $0.51m

Roads $19.288 million

Road Resurfacing Program (16 projects) $1.04m

Road Construction Program

  • Jandakot Road $7.627m
  • Verde Drive/Princep Rd $6.0m
  • Karel Ave $2.0m

Other road projects $0.472m

Traffic calming (9 projects) $0.785m

Road rehabilitation projects $1.16m

New and replacement bus shelters $160k

Footpaths $1.434M

  • New footpaths $491k
  • Refurbishment of existing footpaths $543k
  • Bike paths $400k

Drains and Sumps $1.318m

Buildings $10.28m

  • Wetlands Education Centre/Native Arc/BL Scouts $5m ($7.0m total)
  • Frankland Park recreation facilities $1.50m ($7.8m total)
  • Malabar BMX facility $1.08m
  • Replacement/Renewal/upgrade $2.0m
  • Design new facilities $0.7m

Marina/Coastal $0.38m

Port Coogee Marina $60k

Coastal $320k

Other $5.214m

  • CCTV (4 new projects) $398k
  • Technology $528k
  • GIS $239k
  • Landfill $179k
  • Plant $3.87m

See more detail here or ask a question below. Thanks for your interest.

Do you want to provide some feedback or ask questions about the draft Budget? Please write your questions or feedback here and we will respond as soon as we can.

Q&A

  • Please can you advise when the telegraph poles will go underground for King St Coogee?

    joeandjulie asked 14 days ago

    Every 3-4 years, the State Government invites local governments to apply for funding for a new round of State Underground Power Program (SUPP) projects. Under the program criteria, there is no option for submitting a project for a single road.

    For Round 6 in late 2015, the City submitted several areas for consideration including Coolbellup, Spearwood, Hamilton Hill, Yangebup, South Lake and Bibra Lake areas. After consideration of a total of 87 submissions from 21 Councils, the Office of Energy, with assistance from Western Power, chose 10 areas including South Lake East and this was announced by the Minister for Energy in March 2017. The criteria considered in selecting the 10 areas included their reliability levels, other network factors, any cost escalators in each area and the willingness of ratepayers to contribute to the costs.

    The State Underground Power Program (SUPP) is managed by the Public Utilities Office (formerly the Office of Energy) and each project is constructed as a partnership between the State Government (through the Public Utilities Office), Western Power and the relevant Local Government (LG). The poles and wires are assets belonging to Western Power, over which the City has no jurisdiction.

    The City is not aware of any plan by Western Power to remove the poles and wires in King Street Coogee.


  • Seems not a lot of money is going into Coolbellup compared to other areas. As a developing area, there’s a lot more needed than minor refurbs to a couple of buildings and a drinking fountain.

    CaitlinQ asked 13 days ago

    In addition to the minor building refurbishments and drink fountain, there is also $60,000 for Tempest Park upgrade, $20,000 for wayfinding signage and another $20,000 for a water efficiency project (sustainable sump on Doherty Reserve). Whilst these are not significant projects in the 2019-20 budget, the City has provided $500,000 of specific funding for the Coolbellup Revitalisation Strategy. These funds will be quarantined in a Reserve account until they are needed for future projects.

    It is worth highlighting the City’s recently adopted Community, Sport and Recreation Facilities Plan, which includes $750,000 for a major upgrade to Tempest Park in 2024-25 and $1,100,000 for Coolbellup community facilities upgrades in 2030-31 (Master plan for both Len Packham Clubrooms and Coolbellup Community Hub).

    The City is also upgrading the playground near the hub and skatepark.

  • Some ideas related to use of our rates. Less wastage rates payed for less waste produced. Money/help/incentives for Gateways to start recycling bins/program in the shopping centre!

    6 days ago

    Your suggestion has been passed on to our Waste Education Officer for followup.

  • Hi City Council Team, Just wonder if there is any chance of budget provision in 2019-2020 for floodlights for the sports field at the corner of Clementine Blvd and Sapphire Drive in Calleya Treeby? Thanks

    MY168 asked 14 days ago

    Floodlights? The City has allocated $300,000 to complete the installation of lighting at the reserve. This is likely to be completed by the end of 2019.

  • Can you make a heat map of where the capital works money is being spent? Is there any money for service improvements processes? What money is being spent on positive ageing initiatives? What money is being spent on smart city infrastructure? Great to see money being spent on playgrounds, bike paths and wetlands centre.

    LachlanClyne asked 14 days ago

    In regard to positive ageing you can find out more here

  • The City is currently conducted a local traffic study in Banjup. What provision has been made for any traffic calming measures that might be recommended within the "Traffic calming (9 projects) $0.785m" budget line?

    Banjup asked 12 days ago

    I hope you have a chance to attend the Banjup traffic meeting on this topic.

  • 1. How much is going to be spent on regenerative environmental solutions - Restoration of remnant bush-land on the coast (from Clontarf Hill to Manning Park), restoration and protection of Banjup Scrub? 2. How much is to be invested in increased non-road based public transport to reduce traffic / cars in residential areas? 3. There was discussion around underground power for WEST Hamilton Hill - when is this due to occur? 4. Fremantle has the 'Freo Solution' to subdivision - is Cockburn investing in similar to prevent loss of suburban canopy and enhance community engagement and cohesion? 5. What is the target for increased suburban Tree canopy in this budget? 6. What is council doing about transition to green energy? 7. What is the council doing to improve rainwater and grey water harvesting in residential areas?

    Emma-Leigh asked 12 days ago

    I will find out for you

  • 1. What is the council doing to improve recycling options in the area?

    Emma-Leigh asked 12 days ago

    Great question. Find out more here

  • Hi just wondering if Sawle Road footpath is in this budget? Thanks,

    Hamilton Hill Resident asked 11 days ago

    Thank you, I will find out for you

  • Has any $ been allocated for traffic calming for Bibra Drive and Hope Road West? The public golf course at Bibra Lake has been allocated a lot for upkeep. Why?

    Joh asked 11 days ago

    Thank you, I will find out for you

  • Will any of the parks in Aubin Grove include a basketball court? Can I get more detail on the Gaebler road traffic calming please? I think a pathway from Gaebler and along Beenyup Road meeting with Gibbs would be more beneficial. There are plenty of people running along the road. Thanks Sam

    Sam1585 asked 11 days ago

    Thank you, I will find out for you