Draft Capital Works Budget 2021-22

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Consultation has concluded

The draft capital works budget for the 2021-22 financial year will be presented to Council for them to adopt in June.

In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak. Feedback on the draft budget can be submitted before 4pm Friday 31 May 2021.


About the draft capital works budget

An investment of around $35 million is proposed for next financial year, and includes amongst other projects:

  • $6.04M Hammond Road duplication between Branch Circus and Bartram Road in Success
  • $2.92M Treeby Community and Sports Centre (total cost $6.5M)
  • $1.77M Frankland Park Recreation Centre & Ovals (total cost $10.7M)
  • $0.75M urban forest and street tree planting
  • 18 playground renewals

The draft capital works budget is guided by the City's long term plans and strategies. Residents associations are also invited each year to submit up to three project ideas for consideration in the next draft capital works budget. Projects can have a combined value of up to $30,000 and must meet certain criteria.

The proposed capital works budget was constrained by low interest rates and past and current COVID-19 financial relief measures.

The capital works budget and the resident association projects are only drafts and will be presented to Council in June 2021 for adoption. Council will consider the proposal and can make changes. They will then make a decision to adopt the budget.

View the draft capital works budget

The following documents can be viewed under 'Document Library' (on the right side of this page):

  • A graphic of the projects proposed by Residents Associations
  • A graphic of the draft capital works budget
  • Full listing of the draft capital works budget
  • Draft fees and charges schedule

Submissions and more information

Submissions close 4pm Monday 31 May 2021
Submission IconSubmissions
To make a formal comment on the draft capital works budget, please do so in writing in one of the following ways:
  • Complete the submission form below
  • Email comment@cockburn.wa.gov.au (including the subject Draft Capital Works Project, your name and address)
Question and Answer IconQuestions
Do you have a question about the draft budget?
  • Post on the Q&A board below

FAQ Icon More Information
  • Read the FAQs
  • Phone 08 9411 3444


The draft capital works budget for the 2021-22 financial year will be presented to Council for them to adopt in June.

In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak. Feedback on the draft budget can be submitted before 4pm Friday 31 May 2021.


About the draft capital works budget

An investment of around $35 million is proposed for next financial year, and includes amongst other projects:

  • $6.04M Hammond Road duplication between Branch Circus and Bartram Road in Success
  • $2.92M Treeby Community and Sports Centre (total cost $6.5M)
  • $1.77M Frankland Park Recreation Centre & Ovals (total cost $10.7M)
  • $0.75M urban forest and street tree planting
  • 18 playground renewals

The draft capital works budget is guided by the City's long term plans and strategies. Residents associations are also invited each year to submit up to three project ideas for consideration in the next draft capital works budget. Projects can have a combined value of up to $30,000 and must meet certain criteria.

The proposed capital works budget was constrained by low interest rates and past and current COVID-19 financial relief measures.

The capital works budget and the resident association projects are only drafts and will be presented to Council in June 2021 for adoption. Council will consider the proposal and can make changes. They will then make a decision to adopt the budget.

View the draft capital works budget

The following documents can be viewed under 'Document Library' (on the right side of this page):

  • A graphic of the projects proposed by Residents Associations
  • A graphic of the draft capital works budget
  • Full listing of the draft capital works budget
  • Draft fees and charges schedule

Submissions and more information

Submissions close 4pm Monday 31 May 2021
Submission IconSubmissions
To make a formal comment on the draft capital works budget, please do so in writing in one of the following ways:
  • Complete the submission form below
  • Email comment@cockburn.wa.gov.au (including the subject Draft Capital Works Project, your name and address)
Question and Answer IconQuestions
Do you have a question about the draft budget?
  • Post on the Q&A board below

FAQ Icon More Information
  • Read the FAQs
  • Phone 08 9411 3444


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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    Although I do not oppose a solar light being installed at a bus stop, I am confused as to the price of it. $8500 is a lot to pay for this as it is almost the cost of having solar panels installed in a home. Having had some experience with questionable quotes to some government projects, is this a reasonable approximation of the cost?

    Judyfog asked 18 days ago

    Hi, thanks for your question.

    This represents the installation of 2 solar powered streetlights. You are correct that lighting in this area is important and solar lighting is considerably cheaper over the life of the streetlight as there is no monthly bill from Synergy for operating the streetlights.

    We hope this information is helpful.

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    Sorry, this is more general than specific. There is $8500 allocated to solar lighting at a bus stop. While I do not question the need for it, I am baffled as to why it would cost that sort of money. The cost is almost as much as having solar panels installed at a home. Although I have not had a lot of experience with government tentures

    Judyfog asked 18 days ago

    Hi, Thanks for your question.

    This represents the installation of 2 solar powered streetlights. You are correct that lighting in this area is important and solar lighting is considerably cheaper over the life of the streetlight as there is no monthly bill from Synergy for operating the streetlights.

    We hope this information is helpful.

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    I noticed there is NO allocation for Manning Park. As it is quite a large park, probably the biggest in the CoC, and it requires repairs to the environment due to multitude of illegal mountain bike trails, how is this going to be accomplished without allocation of funds? This conflicts with the environmental policy of CoC to preserve and conserve the environment. Confused.

    Judyfog asked 18 days ago

    Hi, thanks for your question.

    There is no specific capital funding provided in 21/22 but there is operating expenditure provided to maintain the park.

    A working group is to be established in relation to the mountain bike trails with the outcomes being presented to Council.

    Funding for capital projects should appear in 22/23.

    We hope this information is helpful.

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    Could you please explain what "Residents Groups Annual Budget Projects" means? I understand that they may have projects that are important to them, and there heart may be in the right place, however most residents groups usually have 15-50 members which is not representative of the suburb they represent. How do we know the projects being funded aren't beneficial to the group members and not necessarily to the general community? This is a $250,000. That's a lot of ratepayers money going out on projects we know nothing about. Perhaps I have misunderstood the limited wording.

    Judyfog asked 19 days ago

    Hi, thanks for your question.

    Council requests the City’s many community/resident groups to submit project ideas for inclusion in the draft capital budget.

    An allocation of up to $30,000 per group is set aside. The Resident Groups then determine what they see as a priority projects they would like Council to deliver. Each project is assessed and costed. Many projects are not supported and do not get included in the draft capital budget.

    Those projects that are supported are included and Council then makes the final call.

    Not all groups submit projects.

    Council is proud of its many community groups and would encourage all residents to join their local group and have a say.

    We hope this information is helpful.

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    As part of the $960,000 software capital budget is a $300,000 allocation to a SIEM (Security Incident and Event Management) piece of software. This is a significant investment in a single piece of software and accounts for almost a third of the overall software/computer capital allocation. While cyber security is important an allocation of $300,000 for a single piece of software that doesn't actually contribute to the delivery of services by the City seems excessive. And given software is generally licensed on an annual basis is this $300,000 per year? If it is $300,000 per year then the City is looking at adding a significant amount to its ongoing costs in this area. Seems exessive. Also note that this expenditure is 40% of the urban forest/street planting capital expenditure for the year (the City is highlighting tree planting as part of this budget), and the City has an urban forest strategy! What is the software/computer strategy for the City that justifes this $300,000? Though just now that I see the City drafted a Digital Strategy in 2019, was this adopted? I also can't see that a SIEM was identified in the draft.

    mnax asked 27 days ago

    Hi, thank you for your question. 

    The cost is to allow for a three year commitment and specialist security professional services to deploy and manage the software as a service.

     The cost consists of: 

    • Software, 
    • 24/7 Support & Upgrades
    • Cloud Storage 
    • Professional Services/Implementation


    The City is aware of the risk of cyber attacks and given the dependence on IT and software for all services, has a plan in place to address this very real threat to the City.

    Like all modern organisations, the City strives to ensure value-for-money, while prioritising the spending of Council’s funds on projects as diverse as implementation of the urban forest plan and ensuring business continuity. 

    We hope this information is helpful.

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    Why is there no mention of the Manning Park trails project in the draft capital works budget? You previously budgeted $100,000 for draft planning for this project, how much has been spent on this so far? Surely there should be money left here to do interim trail repair work on the trails...your process on this project is dragging on ridiculously now! 2+ years since the draft plans were displayed and nothing. Will this wait another 2 years before we see something happening here? Where is this at???

    John1975 asked about 1 month ago

    Hi, thanks for your question. This project is in concept design phase and therefore is subject to further consultation and assessment. The concept design was developed at the start of this financial year and the feedback we received highlighted that further assessment is needed. Trails are part of a long term plan for Manning Park (click here to view the Manning Park Master Plan) and therefore if the project progresses, funding (including grants) would be sought in future financial years. 

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    Any chance we could get upgraded skate park facilities in Coogee/North Coogee/Spearwood? Possibly something that could be added to existing parks and would not need to me big just a bit of variation for kids to adults. These guys are doing a fantastic job around Perth adding skate features that look more natural to existing surrounds rather than your typical concrete skateparks. https://www.skatesculpture.com.au/

    MG1984 asked about 1 month ago

    Hi, thanks for your question.

    A customer request for a small skate plaza/elements in Coogee/North Coogee has been listed for consideration in the 2022/23 budget. This request will be assessed against other budget requests, requirements and priorities in regards to budget funding limitations. Spearwood and North Coogee also recently received upgrades with the addition of a pump track (Spearwood Skate Park and Barrow Park). To find out more about skate park plans in Cockburn, take a look at our Community, Sport and Recreation Facilities Plan here

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    As a rate payer of cockburn for a very long time. It would be good too see a playground within walking distance where you don't have to cross a major road. On the Tangaroo side of hammond park there isn't any plat equipment from what i can wee. We live near waterbuttons Park but the budget only mentions a bbq install and no playground. Money being spent on refurbishing playgrounds already available yet nothing anywhere near our area still.

    Kathy asked about 1 month ago

    Hi, thank you for your submission. 

    Due to funding limitations, budget items are assessed against other needs and priorities and therefore could not be included in the draft budget for the coming financial year. However please note that upgrades for Waterbutton Park are on the City’s radar and are planned in the coming years. We hope this information is helpful. 

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    1. What is the budgeted rate increment for 2021/2022 to fund CAPEX and OPEX? 2. It is mentioned that some of the capital works projects are funded by developer, federal/state government grant. Could you please provide a full list of actual contribution and how much will council contribute for these capital works.

    Isaac asked about 1 month ago

    Hi, thanks for your question.

    The draft capital & new initiatives budget is $37.364m. The council contribution is $27.998m or 75%, whilst State Government contribution is $7.709m (20.6%), the Commonwealth Government contribution is $0.507m (1.3%) and proceeds from the sale of plant is $1.15m (3.1%).

    The full listing of capital works projects (click here) shows the amount of external funding for each project. The 1.5% proposed rate increase is required to fund the draft OPEX and CAPEX budget. This is demonstrated within the Objects & Reasons for Differential Rates 2021-22 document (click here) available on the Differential Rates: Objects & Reasons page (click here).

    We hope this information is helpful.

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    There was a Banjup Road study but nothing has been implemented. When are the actions going to be implemented? Rowley Road is very busy and intersections along that road such as Beenyup and Liddelow are so dangerous with numerous accidents.

    Nat19 asked about 1 month ago

    Hi, thanks for your question. The Banjup Traffic Study report is scheduled for the July Ordinary Council Meeting. This will provide recommendations for improvements in Banjup, subject to other road network priorities, budgeting and more detailed needs assessments. We hope this information is helpful.