City of Cockburn draft Budget 2019/2020

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Consultation has concluded

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.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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    Good community engagement. Well done and thanks.

    Chris Burke Asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your feedback.

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    Only two things we would like is that: 1) the green lid bins are emptied weekly as previously so we can get back to maintaining our garden and not stock pile green waste for a week after needing to clear the garden. 2) the safe access to the joint use cycle paths from Berrigan Drive are re-established ASAP without having to dodge trucks and cars on the diversion roads.

    deanie Asked over 1 year ago

    Question 1: In suppling a garden waste bin, the volume of waste that the City could remove from a residential property every fortnight increased from 960ltr/fortnight to 1,000lts/fortnight. Given that the current fortnightly participation rate for the garden waste bin is still only 50%, it is unlikely that the service will be increased to weekly.
    Residents have 7 options if they have large quantities of garden waste. 
    1. Place the excess garden waste in the red top bin, 
    2. Stockpile the material on your property and spread the garden waste over the available space in the lime or red top bin in successive weeks.
    3. Use short or long handle secateurs to cut the branches smaller and compact, so that more material fits into the red top or the lime green lid bins (70kgs Maximum) 
    4. Get to know your neighbour and ask if they have are using their garden waste bin this fortnight, or if they have any available space. 
    5. Compost your leaves and lawn clipping from the garden waste bin and the food scraps from your red lid bin to create more space in both bins.
    6. Time your larger garden clean-ups with the bulk, greenwaste, verge, collection your area. 
    7. Use the CoC Trailer Passes to deliver the material to Henderson Waste Recovery Park. 

    Question 2:
    There is an existing footpath and on road cycle line along Berrigan Drive. The missing link on the south site of road between #50 Berrigan Dr and Colgrave Mews will be listed as a high priority for investigation and consideration during the 2019/20 financial year budget deliberation. This project will be assessed against other budget requests, requirements and priorities having regarded to budget funding limitations and once a determination is made, residents  will be advised of the outcome.

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    Will some of this be used for Traffic slowing / redirection on Healy Road? There has been increasing high speed traffic traveling down Healy road from Rockingham Rd as they try to short cut and bypass more purpose build high volume roads. This high speed traffic is dangerous, and recently there has been near misses for children / pedestrians and, unfortunately, some pets have been already been killed. Residents want the road to be safe for local traffic. It would be important to maintain local non car traffic and to enhance the community connection. Would some funds be used in traffic slowing? Would the council close the road off from traffic turning on to Healy from rockingham?

    Emma-Leigh Asked over 1 year ago

    There is not any proposal by the Council to close Healy Road. For your information, traffic data collected on Healy Rd when the City conducted a traffic survey in February 2019, the average weekday traffic was recorded 860 vehicles and the 85th percentile speed (refers to a speed at or below which 85% of the traffic is travelling at that location) was recorded as 57km/hr, which is less than 10km/h over the speed limit, and the average speed as 47km/h.

    The City will continue monitoring the speed behaviour within this road and undertake the appropriate actions to reduce speeding if appropriate.

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    Lyon Road Gibbs road Aubin Grove . Bush forever site is this ever going to be cleared up of all the road building debris concrete kerbs and rubbish that was left on the raised embankment on the bush side not visible from road. Is this ever going to be replanted rehabilitated with native plants. Is the footpath ever going to be completed been nearly a year now.

    Lara Sands Asked over 1 year ago

    The City has an ongoing rehabilitation program for its bushland reserves in accordance with the Natural Area Management strategy.

    The reason for a delay in footpath construction is high water level which is significant around this area. All possible sites for the footpath construction have been completed now.  

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    There has been increasing high speed traffic traveling down Healy road from Rockingham Rd as they try to short cut and bypass more purpose build high volume roads. This high speed traffic is dangerous, and recently there has been near misses for children / pedestrians and, unfortunately, some pets have been already been killed. Residents want the road to be safe for local traffic. It would be important to maintain local non car traffic and to enhance the community connection. Would some funds be used in traffic slowing? Would the council close the road off from traffic turning on to Healy from rockingham?

    Emma-Leigh Asked over 1 year ago

    There is not any proposal by the Council to close Healy Road. For your information, traffic data collected on Healy Rd when the City conducted a traffic survey in February 2019, the average weekday traffic was recorded 860 vehicles and the 85th percentile speed (refers to a speed at or below which 85% of the traffic is travelling at that location) was recorded as 57km/hr, which is less than 10km/h over the speed limit, and the average speed as 47km/h.

    The city will continue monitoring the speed behaviour within this road and undertake the appropriate actions to reduce speeding.


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    With the context of residential zoning reform well under way or completed in large existing suburbs like Hamilton Hill, Coolbellup and Spearwood. When will the council dedicate funds to developing appropriate infill policy to promote good construction, revitalise the community and have some architectural merit? The current lack of quality urban infill is creating an area of social disadvantage for the next generation. Much more needs to be done to promote advancement of these suburbs and in turn the council will benefit from the reduced crime, greater sense of belonging and wealth brought into the community.

    DevoWA Asked over 1 year ago

    The City has undertaken suburb specific revitalisation strategies since 2009. These strategies consider opportunities for greater housing diversity alongside the necessary upgrades to accommodate population and housing growth. Our strategies to date (Phoenix, Hamilton Hill, Coolbellup and the Lakes) include recommendations for streetscape and park upgrades and in certain instances recommendations for local centres. Recommendations also include necessary infrastructure upgrades including underground power, better cycle ways and footpaths for example. A number of the recommendations in our strategies have been delivered. Further details on completed projects can be found on our revitalisation strategy webpages - https://www.cockburn.wa.gov.au/Building-and-Development/Town-Planning-and-Development/Suburb-Revitalisation

    The City also recognises the importance of reviewing policy to guide infill development and as a result as each subsequent strategy is prepared the City has developed and further amended the City’s Local Planning Policy 1.2 Residential Design. This policy seeks to promote quality design of dwellings and lots. The City is very excited however that as of last week the State Governments Design WA suite of policies became operational including a State Planning Policy 7 – Design of the Built Environment which sets 10 principles to establish a definition of good design to inform the review of decision making processes in the built environment. The suite also includes a new set of policy requirements for multiple dwellings. Further information can be found here - https://www.dplh.wa.gov.au/designwa

    Recognising policy is only one influencing element of built form outcomes the City also acknowledges there is a leadership role to play to encourage greater housing diversity within our suburbs that reflect the needs of our current and future residents. Working towards this objective the City is undertaking the ‘My Best Home’ project with residents 50+. The “My Best Home” project aims to build on the success of the revitalisation strategies by undertaking a further level of research to understand and promote the housing needs of people aged 50+. This is important to our oldest, most established suburbs of which will continue to see a significant increase of older households in the future. Further information can be found here - www.cockburn.wa.gov.au/mybesthome

    The City can be somewhat limited in influencing home owners how to construct particularly when it comes to materials and some specific design elements however the City is committed to further explore how we can promote good design both through our local planning framework and also through targeted research and community engagement projects such as the My Best Home project.

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    As a resident of the Gorgoteo part of Banjup, I would request our streets be improved -- better lighting pedestrian walkways cycle paths and improved streetscape.

    deanie Asked over 1 year ago

    The City continues to invest in streetscapes in accordance with the road hierarchy identified in the Public Open Space Strategy, which has been allocated $220k funding in the 2019-20 budget. 

    The City also has an annual street tree planting program which has been allocated $300k funding in the 2019-20 budget.  


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    $7 million to Wetlands/Native Arc/BL Scouts but only minor mention and allocation of funds to Scouts. Only mention is Scout shed relocation resulting in loss of leased area from council. Scouts have to move shed, lose peppercorn leased street front land, pushed to rear of area and still pay rent for hall for eacn night used to Wetlands centre. A bit more consideration, equity and fairness for the current and future needs of this youth organisation that has been going for 50 years as well as the needs of the other members of the precinct would be good.

    mandymanson77 Asked over 1 year ago

    The City is working with the key stakeholders of the precinct, including the scouts, to deliver the project objectives identified in the Developer Contribution Plan (DCP13). Each stakeholder, including the scouts, is aware of the project goals and the funding available.


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    Apium Mews/Mayor Rd: when will anything be done to ensure safety for people and children using the pathways around the Lakes? Crossing the road is dangerous and walking on the footpath on Mayor Rd is is bizarre. There isn't even any kerbing to protect people as the footpath is at road level. You can't continue around Apium Mews side of the lake as there isn't any footpath. You have to cross Mayor Rd at one point, risk the path for 50m and then cross again to continue on.....I thought this was on the Agenda for 2019 from previous emails?

    Maureen1/27 Asked over 1 year ago

    The City’s Vision and objectives are to provide an efficient and high connected movement network for pedestrians and cyclists that is safe and efficient. Each financial year the Council approved more than $2M for renewal of existing and construction new footpath links. I can confirm that  this footpath/site will be listed as a high priority for investigation and consideration during the 2019/20 financial year budget deliberation. 

    This project will be assessed against other budget requests, requirements and priorities having regarded to budget funding limitations and once a determination is made, residents  will be advised of the outcome.


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    Is money being put toward the development and protection of the Cockburn wildlife corridor?

    Emma-Leigh Asked over 1 year ago

    The Cockburn Wildlife Corridor is not an identified program or project residing within the City’s various strategies. The corridor program is being led by the community and is an aspirational vision for the rehabilitating the area of land which incorporates the Roe 8 & Roe 9 land allotments and other parcels of land west of Cockburn Rd. 

    The City is currently delivering the Roe 8 rehabilitation of the land reserve project on behalf of and being funded by Main Roads, with  $1.45m for these works included in the 2019-20 budget.