City of Cockburn Review of Wards and Representation

Consultation has concluded

New boundaries have been approved for the City of Cockburn, with three wards, nine Elected Members plus the Mayor.

We asked:

Cockburn is growing so the City of Cockburn released several options for re-drawing the ward boundaries and number of Councillors.

You said:

A number of individuals and resident groups provided feedback to the City, with the majority expressing support for Option 1.

Option 1: Three wards, nine Councillors plus the Mayor, new boundaries.

This option clearly divides the City into East, Central and West Wards.

  • West Ward covers the established suburbs of Hamilton Hill and Spearwood, plus Coogee and Munster. The new residential areas of Spearwood, Coogee and North Coogee are included, plus the industrial strip on the southern coastal areas of the City.
  • Central Ward progressively moves from the established suburbs such as Coolbellup and North Lake in the north to the newer suburbs such as Beeliar and to the industrial/ rural areas of Wattleup in the south. The Bibra Lake industrial area is quite central in the ward.
  • East Ward includes new residential areas and semi-rural areas in Banjup, plus Jandakot Airport and the associated commercial areas. The Cockburn Central and Cockburn Shopping Centre is the service centre for the ward

We did:

At its meeting on 9 February, 2017, Council decided to recommend Option One to the Local Government Advisory Board.

Next steps:

In May 2017, the Local Government Minister approved the recommendation of the Local Government Advisory Board to amend the ward boundaries for the City of Cockburn and for the number of offices
of councillor to remain unchanged at nine. The next step is to obtain the Governor’s approval and publish the changes in the Government Gazette. This change will be implemented at the 2017 local government elections.

Background:

The City currently has three wards - East, West and Central, served by nine Elected Members and the Mayor. See the current boundaries here.

The options take into account established and new communities, while ensuring boundaries are practical and relevant to the area, with space to accommodate population growth.

All options must be assessed against community of interest, physical features, demographic trends, economic factors and the ratio of councillors to electors in the various wards.

For more explanation, see the maps and Discussion Paper on this page.



New boundaries have been approved for the City of Cockburn, with three wards, nine Elected Members plus the Mayor.

We asked:

Cockburn is growing so the City of Cockburn released several options for re-drawing the ward boundaries and number of Councillors.

You said:

A number of individuals and resident groups provided feedback to the City, with the majority expressing support for Option 1.

Option 1: Three wards, nine Councillors plus the Mayor, new boundaries.

This option clearly divides the City into East, Central and West Wards.

  • West Ward covers the established suburbs of Hamilton Hill and Spearwood, plus Coogee and Munster. The new residential areas of Spearwood, Coogee and North Coogee are included, plus the industrial strip on the southern coastal areas of the City.
  • Central Ward progressively moves from the established suburbs such as Coolbellup and North Lake in the north to the newer suburbs such as Beeliar and to the industrial/ rural areas of Wattleup in the south. The Bibra Lake industrial area is quite central in the ward.
  • East Ward includes new residential areas and semi-rural areas in Banjup, plus Jandakot Airport and the associated commercial areas. The Cockburn Central and Cockburn Shopping Centre is the service centre for the ward

We did:

At its meeting on 9 February, 2017, Council decided to recommend Option One to the Local Government Advisory Board.

Next steps:

In May 2017, the Local Government Minister approved the recommendation of the Local Government Advisory Board to amend the ward boundaries for the City of Cockburn and for the number of offices
of councillor to remain unchanged at nine. The next step is to obtain the Governor’s approval and publish the changes in the Government Gazette. This change will be implemented at the 2017 local government elections.

Background:

The City currently has three wards - East, West and Central, served by nine Elected Members and the Mayor. See the current boundaries here.

The options take into account established and new communities, while ensuring boundaries are practical and relevant to the area, with space to accommodate population growth.

All options must be assessed against community of interest, physical features, demographic trends, economic factors and the ratio of councillors to electors in the various wards.

For more explanation, see the maps and Discussion Paper on this page.