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29 Jan 18 | Libraries Sign Up to be Cyber Safety Leaders
The City of Rockingham is proud to announce that its four libraries are now ‘eSmart’. The eSmart libraries program offers practical tools and resources in cyber safety for library staff and patrons.
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25 Jan 18 | Bin Tagging starts February
During February, 600 houses across the City will be visited for the Bin Tagging Program.
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22 Jan 18 | Clean Up After Celebrations
The City’s beaches are a favourite for the Australia Day weekend celebrations. To make sure that everyone enjoys their visit, the City is reminding people to please utilise the bins provided and clean up afterwards.
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17 Jan 18 | Assistance With Wildlife
The City of Rockingham’s Rangers have recently been providing increased levels of assistance to injured and misplaced wildlife across the City.
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15 Jan 18 | LitterBusters Making a Difference
Since being launched in late 2014 the City of Rockingham’s LitterBusters team has collected more than 1,100 tonnes of illegally dumped waste - an average of 30 tonnes per month - from locations across the City, and made a huge impact on the overall amenity of public areas.
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15 Jan 18 | Bookmark Competition Winners
Four talented and innovative young artists have shared top prize in the City of Rockingham Libraries Junior Bookmark competition conducted during the school holidays last October.
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12 Jan 18 | Low Flying Helicopter Over Keralup
In the second half of January the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation will be conducting airborne electromagnetic (AEM) surveys within the Shires of Murray, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, and a small portion of the City of Rockingham in the Keralup district.
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08 Jan 18 | Total Fire Bans
What to do if a Total Fire Ban is declared?
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05 Jan 18 | City of Rockingham Staff Volunteer to Help the Salvos
The Salvation Army Rockingham has been the first to benefit from the City of Rockingham’s newly developed Corporate Volunteering Program (CVP) which has been instigated to assist the growth of volunteering locally.
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05 Jan 18 | Plastic Bag Ban - Discussion Paper Available
The State Government is implementing a light weight plastic bag ban from 1 July 2018 to reduce litter and plastic pollution.
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04 Jan 18 | Challenger Precinct Redevelopment Project
The City of Rockingham’s vision to improve and expand the facilities and services available to local seniors has taken a significant step with the appointment of Baptistcare Incorporated as the preferred proponent for the Challenger Precinct Redevelopment Project.
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03 Jan 18 | City and Police Combine To Make It Tougher On Crooks
The City of Rockingham has joined forces with local police again to make it tougher on crooks in the region over the busy summer holiday period.
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28 Feb 18 | City of Rockingham Wins MBA Housing Excellence Award
The City of Rockingham’s efficiency and expertise with building applications has been recognised with the 2018 Local Government Best Practice Award, presented at the Master Builders-Bankwest Housing Excellence Awards on Saturday 24 February.
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26 Feb 18 | Big Crowd Welcomes Queen's Baton Relay
Enthusiastic spectators turned out to cheer the Queen's Baton Relay on Friday 23 February as it was proudly carried through the City of Rockingham.
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16 Feb 18 | Sustainability Snapshot Report
The City of Rockingham has recently released its Sustainability Snapshot Report which highlights the City’s key initiatives and achievements so far on its journey towards a more sustainable future. The Report provides a snapshot of the City’s collective efforts towards achieving environmental sustainability in the last two financial years (July 2015 – June 2017).
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16 Feb 18 | Warning for dog owners using beaches
Dog owners are advised to be aware when visiting beaches after a recent discovery of a sea hare on Secret Harbour beach.
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14 Feb 18 | Queen’s Baton Relay – Parking and Road Closures
After an epic journey that commenced in March last year on the steps of Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s Baton Relay will be rolling through the City of Rockingham on Friday 23 February, on its way to the Gold Coast for the 21st Commonwealth Games in April.
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13 Feb 18 | Clean Up Australia Day 2018
Join thousands of people, businesses, schools and organisations across the country in removing litter from your favourite public place. Clean Up Australia Day is a free community event ridding the environment of pesky litter since 1990.
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09 Feb 18 | Queens Baton Relay
Two weeks to go till the Community Celebration Event
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09 Feb 18 | Bin Tagging Program - great results so far
Six hundred houses have been visited over the last two weeks, marking the halfway point in this round of the Bin Tagging Program.
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06 Feb 18 | Garden Island Environmental Investigation
The City of Rockingham is represented on the Project Control Group conducting the Environmental Investigation into poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination at Garden Island.
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02 Feb 18 | Parking Pass Now Required at Autumn Centre
Following a review of parking arrangements at the Autumn Centre, Council has approved a range of parking controls, commencing on Monday 5 February.
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28 Mar 18 | New Electronic Fire Danger Rating Signs
The City of Rockingham has replaced manually-operated roadside Fire Danger Rating (FDR) signs with solar powered electronic signs to provide rapid and critical information on bushfire threats in the region.
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21 Mar 18 | Golden Feather Treasure Hunt
Young people in the City of Rockingham now have the opportunity to hunt for hidden treasures in the books they read at City of Rockingham libraries.
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20 Mar 18 | Blessing of the Roads 2018
With Easter just around the corner, and increased holiday traffic as people make the most of the long break, local roads will be blessed in a ceremony to be held on Thursday 22 March at South Coast Baptist College on Gnangara Drive in Waikiki.
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20 Mar 18 | Green Army Makes a Big Difference
In 2017 the City of Rockingham became Project Host for two Green Army teams as part of a federally funded training program for participants aged 17 to 24 years of age operating throughout regional, outback, and metro Australia.
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15 Mar 18 | Advisory Committee Vacancies
Are you passionate about your community and providing feedback on City projects?
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13 Mar 18 | Tertiary Scholarship Scheme
Round two of the Tertiary Scholarship Scheme is now open.
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07 Mar 18 | 2018 International Food Festival
The City of Rockingham’s 2018 International Food Festival will be held on Friday 16 March, between 5-9pm at Churchill Park on the Rockingham Beach Foreshore.
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30 Apr 18 | Are you ready for the plastic bag ban on 1 July 2018?
The plastic bag ban takes effect from 1 July 2018, with a short transition period for retailers.
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26 Apr 18 | New CEO Appointed
Following a comprehensive selection process over the past four months the City of Rockingham is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Michael Parker as its new Chief Executive Officer.
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13 Apr 18 | What does being old mean to you?
When asked this question, we will all reveal very different answers.
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06 Apr 18 | Rockingham Renaissance Receives Wide Support
On 23 March 2018 the City of Rockingham co-hosted a forum at Parliament House with the West Australian European Business Association and French Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FACCI) to showcase the City’s ‘Rockingham Renaissance’ project to high level delegates from Europe and prominent members of the Western Australian Government and business community.
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05 Apr 18 | Mundijong Road/St Albans Road Intersection Works
Road widening to install a new right-turn lane on Mundijong Road (eastbound) at the St Albans Road intersection will begin on Tuesday 10 April.
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25 May 18 | City Acts Swiftly on Safety at Rockingham Train Station
A strong collaborative effort from the City of Rockingham has helped the Public Transport Authority (PTA) and WA Police track down suspects involved in alleged damage to vehicles parked at Rockingham Train Station.
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25 May 18 | City Hosts Emergency Management Scenario Exercise
The City of Rockingham hosted an emergency management ‘Local Recovery’ exercise alongside the cities of Kwinana and Mandurah on May 23, with all three cities getting the chance to collaborate and test their capability in the face of a potential disaster.
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18 May 18 | Free Workshop on How to Tender for City Contracts
The City, together with Business Foundations, will present a free workshop to provide information to businesses on tendering for contracts with the City of Rockingham.
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17 May 18 | Caution about Misleading Tree Pruners
Residents should be aware that there are people claiming that they work in conjunction with the City’s verge collection contractors.
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14 May 18 | Civic Function for Outgoing CEO
The City of Rockingham hosted a civic function on the evening of 3 May 2018 at which outgoing CEO Andrew Hammond was lauded for his significant and sustained contribution to the City and to the local government industry.
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10 May 18 | Thieves Stealing Thousands from City Residents
Thieves have targeted the multi-user birds nest swings from playgrounds across the City of Rockingham. Several have been stolen from parks and reserves in Baldivis, Secret Harbour Waikiki and Golden Bay.
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09 May 18 | Winners of 2018 Rockingham Art Awards
The City of Rockingham is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Rockingham Art Awards.
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04 May 18 | Update of the Municipal Heritage Inventory and Heritage List
The City of Rockingham 2018 Municipal Heritage Inventory (MHI) and Heritage List was adopted by Council at its meeting on 24 April 2018.
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02 May 18 | City of Rockingham Art Awards 2018 – Finalists Chosen
Finalists for the City of Rockingham Art Awards have been chosen. From more than 350 entries, 115 have been selected for the Awards with 102 artists in the running for category prizes.
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02 May 18 | Act-Belong-Commit Schools Take pART Competition
Art students from Kolbe Catholic College and Charthouse Primary School have put a whole new perspective on street art in Rockingham in the Act-Belong-Commit Schools Take pART competition sponsored by the City of Rockingham and Healthway.
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28 Jun 18 | Baldivis South Community Centre Underway
Construction on the new Baldivis South Community Centre started on Monday 11 June 2018, after the City of Rockingham appointed ADCO Constructions to carry out the project.
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26 Jun 18 | Baldivis Enclosed Dog Park Now Open
Man’s best friend now has somewhere new to play after the City of Rockingham officially opened the Baldivis Enclosed Dog Park.
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22 Jun 18 | 2018 Advisory Committee Review
Would you like to be a representative on one of the City's advisory committees?
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21 Jun 18 | Seniors Kicking Fitness and Social Goals
The City of Rockingham’s Senior Social and Wellbeing Program is proving to be a huge hit in the community, with dozens of residents joining in the fun.
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15 Jun 18 | Tips for Using Your Recycling Bin
Your recyclables are processed at a Material Recovery Facility in Bibra Lake. A mixture of machines and people separate the materials for transportation to manufacturers.
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15 Jun 18 | Engineering and Parks Current Works Schedule 16 June 2018
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12 Jun 18 | Junior Mayors Elected
The City of Rockingham recently held elections for its 2018 Junior Council Leadership team, with Year 6 students from across the community getting the opportunity to showcase their leadership skills.
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07 Jun 18 | Castaways to be Relaunched in 2019
The City of Rockingham Council has decided to cancel the 2018 Castaways Sculpture Awards due to scheduled works on Stage 1 of the City’s Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation.
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06 Jun 18 | 2018/2019 Verge Collection Flyers Arriving Soon
The City has received many requests from eager residents about the general waste verge collection. This falls in the 2018/2019 financial year, so flyers will be posted very soon.
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01 Jun 18 | What Happens to Your Waste
In general most people do not think about what happens to their waste once their bin is emptied by the truck. However, recent media stories around Australia have shone a light on this topic.
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01 Jun 18 | Unrestricted Burning Period
The City of Rockingham is currently in a unrestricted burning period from 1 June to 30 September 2018.
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01 Jun 18 | City to Celebrate National Reconciliation Week
The City of Rockingham will celebrate National Reconciliation Week from 27 May to June 3, to give community members the chance to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort.
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16 Jul 18 | Councillors' Use of Social Media
There has been some media interest lately in the use of social media by councillors, and whether the City has a role in limiting their use of platforms such as Facebook. The following statement has been released by Mayor Barry Sammels to explain the City’s position:
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12 Jul 18 | Mayor Supports Acting CEO
The City has received a number of queries flowing from recent Facebook posts made by Councillor Whitfield.
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12 Jul 18 | Engineering and Parks Current Works Schedule 14 July 2018
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10 Jul 18 | The Harbour Playground Now Open
The City of Rockingham officially opened The Harbour Playground in Secret Harbour on Friday 6 July, with celebrations capping off a landmark moment for the City’s latest infrastructure project.
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05 Jul 18 | Travel Subsidy Grants a Real Winner
A recipient of a City of Rockingham Travel Subsidy Grant has returned from the National AFL Inclusion Carnival a grand final winner.
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05 Jul 18 | City Celebrates NAIDOC Week
The City of Rockingham got a head start on NAIDOC Week, hosting a Rockingham NAIDOC Celebration at the Gary Holland Community Centre on 28 June.
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27 Jan 17 | Australia Day Citizen of the Year
A long-time volunteer with the Rockingham Theatre Company is the recipient of the 2017 City of Rockingham Community Citizen of the Year Award.
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25 Jan 17 | Final Stage of the Principal Shared Path
Work has started on the final stage of the principal shared pedestrian and cyclist path linking Baldivis town centre with Warnbro train station.
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20 Jan 17 | Parking Advice for Australia Day
The City of Rockingham is reminding people attending the City’s Australia Day Celebration on the Rockingham Foreshore on Thursday to plan their parking before they set out on their journey, as the event attracts a high volume of people.
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16 Jan 17 | Australia Day Celebration
Join the City of Rockingham as we celebrate Australia Day 2017 on 26 January with a range of free activities for the whole family.
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28 Feb 17 | Army Helicopters Over Rockingham
The City of Rockingham has been advised by the Australian Defence Force that the Army will be conducting training during March at several locations around Perth and the South West, including Rockingham.
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28 Feb 17 | Magical Park Challenge
Selected parks in the City of Rockingham will become magical places full of virtual dinosaurs and fairies over the next fortnight.
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27 Feb 17 | Residents Heed Fire Control Warning
Rural residents in Karnup and Baldivis have impressed the City’s Emergency Services team with their bushfire preparedness this season.
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24 Feb 17 | Castaways Entries Now Open
Entries are now open for the City of Rockingham’s 2017 Castaways Sculpture Awards and Exhibition, to be held on the Rockingham Foreshore for nine days from 21 October to 29 October.
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20 Feb 17 | Get Active Rockingham
The City of Rockingham is launching its 2017 Get Active Rockingham program in March.
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17 Feb 17 | Response to Misinformation on Mangles Bay Proposal
After what appears to be a deliberate effort by opponents of the Mangles Bay marina proposal to circulate misinformation, the City of Rockingham would like to make some points abundantly clear for the benefit of all interested parties.
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10 Feb 17 | Recent Perth storms/flooded streets
Perth has experienced a significant amount of rainfall in the past 24 hours. It has been the second wettest February day on record.
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09 Feb 17 | City launches new online portal
The City of Rockingham has launched a new, secure online portal to make it quicker and easier for community members and organisations to keep in touch with the City.
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01 Feb 17 | Waikiki Beach Sand
The City of Rockingham acknowledges that the placement of dredged sand on the beach at Waikiki has created a problem and that the beach needs to be remediated to restore its visual amenity and recreational values.
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30 Mar 17 | Youth Resilience Seminar
The City of Rockingham will encourage local high school students to embrace their strengths when it hosts a resilience seminar for 70 young people next week during National Youth Week.
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20 Mar 17 | Join in the new Pole Walking Group
Seniors in Rockingham are finding a renewed vigour for physical activity with the introduction of a new pole walking group in Baldivis.
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17 Mar 17 | Couch Surfing: Race for Youth Homelessness
The City of Rockingham is partnering with headspace Rockingham to present a fun couch surfing event to mark Youth Homelessness Day and National Youth Week.
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13 Mar 17 | Neighbours urged to Unite over a barbecue
The City of Rockingham is offering to shout its residents a barbecue to help encourage them to get to know their neighbours and improve community safety.
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10 Mar 17 | City geared up for Bike Week
The City of Rockingham is inviting the community to join in its 2017 Rockingham Community Breakfast Ride on Sunday 19 March to celebrate Bike Week.
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10 Mar 17 | Funding Call For Libraries
With four public libraries serving the local community the City of Rockingham supports Public Libraries WA’s call for the new state government to provide $8 million to help people learn about new technologies and develop skills needed for jobs and study in the future.
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07 Mar 17 | City of Rockingham to Manage Aqua Jetty
The City of Rockingham will assume direct management of the Aqua Jetty in Warnbro as of 1 July 2017 following a decision by Council at the meeting on 28 February.
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05 Mar 17 | City to host Queen's Baton Relay
Local legends are being called on to carry the Queen’s Baton in Rockingham as the City prepares to host the Queen’s Baton Relay on its journey to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018.
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02 Mar 17 | Closure of temporary Pedestrian Access Way - Port Kennedy
The temporary Pedestrian Access Way at Trafalgar Gardens and Bounty Court, Port Kennedy will be closed from Thursday 9 March 2017.
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01 Mar 17 | Free Installation of Anti-Theft Screws
The City of Rockingham and WA Police are running an initiative to help motorists avoid number plate theft by installing anti-theft screws free of charge this Saturday, 4 March.
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28 Apr 17 | Rock Port leading the way in local government
Local Government Minister David Templeman has congratulated the City of Rockingham on the success of its new online portal, Rock Port.
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24 Apr 17 | Bin upgrade begins Monday 1 May
City of Rockingham residents are advised there may be increased traffic in their local area as contractors begin the bin upgrade on Monday 1 May 2017.
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10 Apr 17 | Waste Collection Service Upgrade
The upgrade of the City’s waste collection service will begin in May when residents start receiving their new 360-litre recycling bin (yellow lid), 240-litre green waste bin (lime green lid) and 140-litre waste bin (red lid).
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06 Apr 17 | Blessing of the Roads
The City of Rockingham has joined forces with a local primary school to spread the message of road safety during the school holidays.
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04 Apr 17 | Safety Bay Library Celebrates 45 years
Safety Bay Library is celebrating its 45th birthday. To celebrate, the library will be holding a birthday morning tea on Wednesday 12 April from 11am.
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31 May 17 | Men's Health Week Event
Rockingham men are being encouraged to drop in for a pit stop to get their health back on track as part of the City of Rockingham’s Men’s Health Week program.
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29 May 17 | New Youth Space for Baldivis
Baldivis youth have a new place to hang out and keep fit with the opening of the new Baldivis Youth Space.
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26 May 17 | French Delegation Visit
The City of Rockingham’s long-term investment attraction program, branded as Rockingham Renaissance, has caught the eye of industrial corporations from France, with high level representatives from five French companies visiting the City over several days in early May.
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22 May 17 | Rock Port Subscribers Win
Three local residents have reaped the benefits of signing up to the City of Rockingham’s new online portal, Rock Port.
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22 May 17 | School Take pART in murals
Local schools are helping to revitalise public spaces in the City of Rockingham with their art.
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22 May 17 | National Reconciliation Week
The City of Rockingham will host a high profile Western Australian art exhibition to acknowledge and celebrate National Reconciliation Week 2017.
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18 May 17 | National Walk Safely to School Day
Friday 19 May 2017 is National Walk Safely to School Day. Children throughout Australia are asked to walk to school with their parents or carers, while learning to be safe, active and healthy.
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10 May 17 | Coastal councils call for national approach
The City of Rockingham has joined the Australian Coastal Councils Association (ACCA) in calling on the Australian Government to play a lead role in developing a coordinated national approach to deal more effectively with the unique hazards facing coastal councils and their communities.
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10 May 17 | Baldivis Biggest Morning Tea
Community members are invited to join the City for tea to raise money for cancer research.
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09 May 17 | Rockingham Volunteer Centre Now Open
The City of Rockingham has launched an exciting new resource to promote volunteering in the community.
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08 May 17 | City Recognises Volunteers
The City of Rockingham will recognise the significant contribution of volunteers within its community by holding a celebration during National Volunteer Week for local community groups and organisations.
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08 May 17 | Art Award Winners Announced
Winners of the City of Rockingham’s second Art Awards were announced at the opening of the exhibition at Gary Holland Community Centre in Rockingham on Saturday 6 May.
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01 May 17 | Strong Field in Art Awards
The winners of the second City of Rockingham Art Awards will be announced on Saturday 6 May.
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30 Jun 17 | Convenient Rates Options
The City of Rockingham is helping ratepayers manage the cost of their annual rates by offering a range of convenient payment methods.
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20 Jun 17 | Photovoice Competition Open For Entries
Entries are now open for the City of Rockingham 2017 Act-Belong-Commit PhotoVoice competition, which encourages amateur photographers to take a photo and add a caption about all the different ways people can look after their mental health.
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19 Jun 17 | Aqua Jetty City Managed from 1 July
The City of Rockingham will assume direct management of the Aqua Jetty in Warnbro as of 1 July 2017.
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05 Jul 17 | Sporting Complex for Baldivis
Baldivis residents are a big step closer to having much-needed playing fields and clubhouses to cater for local sport and community groups.
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03 Jul 17 | New Principal Shared Path for Baldivis
Premier and Rockingham MLA Mark McGowan has joined Mayor Barry Sammels in officially opening the City of Rockingham’s new principal shared path in Baldivis.
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31 Aug 17 | Safe disposal and recycling of pressurised gas bottles and cylinders
Residents are being reminded that pressurised gas bottles and cylinders cannot be disposed of via their general waste verge collections.
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28 Aug 17 | Aqua Jetty Tests Emergency Response
Up to 60 local emergency services personnel converged on the City of Rockingham’s Aqua Jetty facility for an emergency test exercise on Thursday 24 August.
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24 Aug 17 | Golden Bay Dunes
Earthworks for Housing
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22 Aug 17 | State Moves on Golden Bay Development
Earthworks have commenced on Stage 5A of the PEET and Co/Department of Housing Subdivision in Golden Bay.
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08 Aug 17 | New Roadwise Crash Trailer Launched
Drivers in the City of Rockingham are set to be confronted at high volume intersections with the chilling reality of the sometimes irreversible effects of unsafe driving.
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29 Sep 17 | Seniors and Carers Expo 2017
The International Day of Older Persons, celebrated annually on 1 October, highlights the important contributions older people make to society and raises awareness of the issues and challenges associated with ageing.
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29 Sep 17 | ​2017 Sports Star Awards - Winners Announced
A cricket team, soccer club, BMX rider, cricketer, outrigger canoeist, AFL footballer and tri-athlete are among the winners of this year’s City of Rockingham Sports Star Awards.
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20 Sep 17 | Mersey Point Jetty Works Have Commenced
Construction of Mersey Point Jetty has begun this month.
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19 Sep 17 | Community Citizen of the Year Awards
Do you know someone who makes our community a better place? The City of Rockingham invites you to nominate a local gem for the Community Citizen of the Year Awards.
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18 Sep 17 | Furry Friend Fun Day 15 October
Animal Lovers and dog owners are invited to the Rockingham Dog Club at Bungaree Oval in Rockingham from 10am to 12.30pm on Sunday 15 October for a Furry Friend Fun Day.
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18 Sep 17 | Palm Beach Boat Ramps
Palm Beach boat ramps rock armour upgrades and boat ramp maintenance
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01 Sep 17 | Safe Disposal of Asbestos
Residents are asked to please follow the recommended procedures when disposing of hazardous substances like asbestos. Waste collection employees recently found some asbestos containing materials incorrectly disposed of in a residential waste bin.
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31 Oct 17 | What to do if you see a snake?
Snake season is upon us.
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30 Oct 17 | Castaways Sculpture Competition 2017 – Winners Announced
The City of Rockingham announced the winners of 2017 Tenth Anniversary Castaways Sculpture Awards on Saturday evening at the Castaways Awards Marquee on Churchill Park in Rockingham.
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25 Oct 17 | City Performs Well in Local Government Benchmarking
The City of Rockingham strives for quality leadership and progress is measured in a number of different ways:
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24 Oct 17 | View the Video: How to Use the Three Bin System
Residents have been using the new three bin system for only a few short months. There have been a number of changes for residents to get to know.
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24 Oct 17 | Local Government Elections - Results 2017
Last night two new Councillors, Andrew Burns (Rockingham Ward) and Mark Jones (Comet Bay Ward), were officially welcomed to Rockingham Council at a special meeting and swearing in ceremony at the City’s Administration building on Civic Boulevard.
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23 Oct 17 | Palm Beach Boat Ramps Completed
The local boating community is set to benefit from a significant upgrade and maintenance to the Palm Beach boat ramps located off the Esplanade at Rockingham.
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23 Oct 17 | New Look Rangers
You may have noticed our Rangers looking a little different lately.
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18 Oct 17 | Feature Baton Bearers Announced
The two Feature Baton Bearers for the City of Rockingham leg of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton relay have been announced.
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17 Oct 17 | Updated Dog Beach Map
Beaches where dogs are welcome
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17 Oct 17 | City Secures Facilities for Renaissance Technopole
The City of Rockingham has agreed to take over a significant area of Murdoch University’s Rockingham campus for the Renaissance Technopole, an advanced research and development centre which will attract businesses from high technology industries.
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11 Oct 17 | Anti-Poverty Week Expo Tuesday 17 October
Anti-Poverty Week Expo Tuesday 17 October, Salvation Army Building, corner Willmott Avenue and Read Street Cooloongup, 10am to 2pm
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29 Nov 17 | Schools Take pART 2018
The City of Rockingham will be running the Act-Belong-Commit Schools Take pART urban art competition again in 2018.
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29 Nov 17 | City of Rockingham Art Awards 2018 – Entries Open
The City of Rockingham seeks entries for the 2018 City of Rockingham Art Awards, with submissions open until Friday 23 February 2018. Entry is free, with over $18,000 in prize money. Entries are sought in all forms of visual media across five different categories:
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28 Nov 17 | Queen's Baton Relay - Rockingham Route
Residents from the City of Rockingham can begin planning their Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) experience.
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27 Nov 17 | Pedal Powered Entertainment
About 70 attendees converged on Wilson Park (next to Safety Bay Library) to celebrate Children’s Week 2017 (21-29 October) with a pedal powered outdoor cinema screening of Toy Story (G).
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27 Nov 17 | Fun Day Planned for Celebrate Ability 2017
The City of Rockingham will celebrate the UN endorsed International Day of People with Disability (IDOPWD) with an inclusion-focused day of activities at the Gary Holland Community Centre on Thursday 30 November 10.30am to 1.30pm.
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22 Nov 17 | New Look Rangers!
The City of Rockingham Ranger Services Team has a fresh new approach. The department comprising 14 Rangers, now has a restyled set of new uniforms, which align with the City’s corporate brand and are more suited to our weather conditions and the requirements of the job.
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21 Nov 17 | City of Rockingham CEO Andrew Hammond resigns
Long-standing City of Rockingham CEO Andrew Hammond has announced his resignation and will leave his post on April 30 next year.
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17 Nov 17 | City signs Economic Development Alliance
Rockingham is the first Australian City to sign an Economic Development Alliance with the French City of Cherbourg
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16 Nov 17 | Aqua Jetty’s Jodie Moore wins prestigious fitness award
The leader of Aqua Jetty’s popular Living Longer Living Stronger fitness program for seniors, Jodie Moore, has won COTA’s prestigious Top Metropolitan Instructor award for 2017.
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08 Nov 17 | Breakthrough Music Competition Winners Announced
Local Shopping centres around the City of Rockingham rocked to the sounds of the Act-Belong-Commit Breakthrough Music Competition this spring.
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08 Nov 17 | White Ribbon Day November 25 2017
The City is supporting White Ribbon day in 2017, with Councillors and Directors set to take an oath on Monday 20 November, to stand up speak out and act to prevent men’s violence against women.
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19 Dec 17 | 2017 Customer Satisfaction Survey Results
The City of Rockingham continues to receive positive ratings from customers in the annual Customer Satisfaction Survey.
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15 Dec 17 | NYE Celebration
Join the City of Rockingham in celebrating the New Year with a family-friendly event on the Rockingham Foreshore.
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15 Dec 17 | Christmas Message From Mayor Barry Sammels
As another year wraps up, and the unwrapping of presents gets closer, it’s a good time to look back and think about the big events that have shaped our lives. As Mayor, I can look back on a very productive year for the City of Rockingham.
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12 Dec 17 | Customer Satisfaction Survey Prize Winners
The City of Rockingham’s annual Customer Satisfaction Survey has been completed for another year, with results expected to be collated and released by early 2018.
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12 Dec 17 | Be Aware of Bobtails Crossing
Local drivers are being asked to be vigilant on the roads as some of our local critters are on the move!
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25 Jan 16 | Young and Gold Art Project 2016
In a new project concept for the City of Rockingham, youth and seniors came together for the Young and Gold art project to co create a community artwork at the Golden Bay foreshore at the corner Marillanna and Dampier Drives, Golden Bay.
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13 Jan 16 | Torres Strait Islander flag flying at City of Rockingham
On Monday, 4 January 2016 the Torres Strait Islander Flag was raised outside the Administration building by indigenous Commonwealth Games athlete Shannon McCann.
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12 Jan 16 | City of Rockingham Takes Over Library 8 February
When the Rockingham Campus Community Library closes its doors on Monday 25 January, it will reopen on Monday 8 February as a City of Rockingham operated facility with a new lease on life and a new name, the Rockingham Central Library.
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11 Jan 16 | 2016 Castaways Sculpture Awards – Entries Now Open
The City of Rockingham’s 2016 Castaways Sculpture Awards and Exhibition is now in its 9th year and will be held on the Rockingham foreshore for nine days from Saturday 22 to 2pm Sunday 30 October 2016.
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11 Jan 16 | New Year’s Eve 2015
2016 was heralded with New Year’s Eve celebrations on Rockingham foreshore, which attracted approximately 20,000 revellers to a family friendly evening of activities and entertainment from 5pm to midnight.
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12 Feb 16 | Major Sponsors Renew for Castaways Sculpture Awards 2016
The City of Rockingham’s premier sculpture competition and exhibition has again attracted the generous support of major sponsors Alcoa, GDF Suez Kwinana, and Fremantle Ports, which will all support different awards in this year’s Castaways competition.
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08 Feb 16 | Schools Rewarded for Travelling Smart
Three local schools have been awarded directional signage by the City of Rockingham to support families who walk or ride to school.
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08 Feb 16 | New Investment Attraction Manager for City
The City of Rockingham Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Hammond, today announced the appointment of a new Manager to head up Investment Attraction initiatives for the City.
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22 Mar 16 | Reduced Hire Fees for exhibition spaces
The City has recently reduced the fees and charges for the exhibition spaces at the Rockingham Arts Centre and the Gary Holland Community Centre.
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16 Mar 16 | Work Is Underway on New Sport Facilities
Construction Commences on Golden Bay Sports Pavilion and Singleton Sports and Community Centre
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14 Mar 16 | Blessing for Local Roads this Easter
With many City of Rockingham residents heading off on holidays for Easter, local roads will be blessed in a special local ceremony to be held on Friday 18 March at 11am at the City of Rockingham Administration Building.
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11 Mar 16 | We are On Instagram @cityofrockingham
The City of Rockingham has expanded its presence in the digital field and since December 2015 is a member of popular image sharing and editing platform Instagram.
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10 Mar 16 | Customer Satisfaction Survey Results 2016
The results of the City of Rockingham’s annual customer survey have been analysed, and were released last night at a Councillor briefing.
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04 Mar 16 | Put on a free BBQ for your Neighbours for Neighbour Day 2016
Everyone with a neighbour; over the road, around the corner or next door is invited to register for a Neighbour Day barbeque or picnic in a local backyard, playground or park between March and April.
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27 Apr 16 | Bin Tagging Program - Prize Winners Selected for Draw 2
Prize Draw Two winners have now been selected by a random number generator for the Bin Tagging Program.
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13 Apr 16 | Bin Tagging Program - Prize Winners Announced for Draw 1
The Bin Tagging program selected 450 houses across Rockingham, Baldivis and Port Kennedy. Residents have received either a smiley or a sad face on their bins according to a visual inspection.
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04 Apr 16 | Mandurah Rd/Safety Bay Rd Intersection Works
The southbound lane of Mandurah Road between Fifty Road and Tincombe Grove will be closed to traffic from 12 April to approximately 19 May while the approach to and exit from Safety Bay Road roundabout is upgraded to accommodate two lanes of traffic.
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31 May 16 | SmartWatch Catches Hoon Driver
City of Rockingham Mayor, Barry Sammels has praised the City’s mobile surveillance service this week after a hoon driver was caught in the act.
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23 May 16 | Start the Day with a Walk to School
Friday 20 May 2016 was National Walk Safely to School Day. Children throughout Australia were asked to walk to school with their parents or carers, while learning to be safe, active and healthy.
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22 May 16 | Sorry Day 2016
The City of Rockingham acknowledges Sorry Day on 26 May, and its importance and relevance to Indigenous Australians.
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19 May 16 | Navy Plans to Work Closely With City
At the City of Rockingham’s Business Leaders’ Breakfast on 17 May, Navy representatives outlined the exciting future of the Garden Island base as a result of the Australian Government’s massive increase in defence spending.
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10 May 16 | Bin Tagging Program Final Prize Drawn
Final Prize Draw marks the end of the Bin Tagging Program for 2015/2016
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29 Jun 16 | Pioneering Environmental Research Project
Works have started on a Threatened Ecological Community (TEC) re-establishment trial, which is being undertaken by the state government (Landcorp) in the area of bushland between Lewington Street and Merchant Drive, Rockingham.
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07 Jun 16 | Mobile Phone Black Spots in Baldivis
Report mobile phone black spots in Baldivis to your mobile service provider
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29 Jul 16 | Impacts of the WTC Buffer Zone Issue
The Minister for State Development has made it clear that he has referred the draft legislation regarding the Western Trade Coast (WTC) buffer zone to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) with specific direction to provide advice as to the placement of the boundary of the ‘protected area’.
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29 Jul 16 | New Mobile CCTV Camera
The City has expanded its $1.5 million closed-circuit television (CCTV) network with the purchase of a mobile, solar-powered CCTV camera.
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27 Jul 16 | Roadworks In Baldivis Jun-Oct 2016
From mid-June till late October several major roadworks will be underway in Baldivis.
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05 Jul 16 | Budget 2016/2017 Adopted
At its Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 28 June, the City of Rockingham Council adopted the 2016/2017 Budget nine votes to one.
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25 Aug 16 | Call to Widen Review of WTC Buffer Line
The City of Rockingham will put pressure on the State Government to expand the review of the Western Trade Coast Protection Area (WTCPA) buffer line to ensure a better outcome for its residents and allow for more employment-generating investment.
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11 Aug 16 | Entries Selected: Castaways Sculpture Awards
Artists have now been selected for the City of Rockingham’s hugely popular Castaways Sculpture Awards.
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29 Sep 16 | Churchill Park Toilet Block Closing For One Week
The toilets at Churchill Park on the Rockingham foreshore will close for refurbishment and general maintenance on Monday 10 October 2016.
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29 Sep 16 | Schools Join in the Castaways Fun
Art work created by local school students will again be a feature of the City of Rockingham’s annual Castaways Sculpture Awards on the Rockingham foreshore from 22- 30 October 2016.
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27 Sep 16 | PhotoVoice Exhibition Now On
The increasingly popular Act-Belong-Commit PhotoVoice Rockingham Exhibition is on again. Entry is free and visitors can vote for their favourite image.
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23 Sep 16 | Seniors and Carers Expo
Seniors and carers will benefit from a one-stop-shop of information when the City of Rockingham hosts its Senior and Carers Expo in partnership with Care Options on Friday 7 October.
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23 Sep 16 | New Support for Businesses a Plus
The City of Rockingham has launched a new business development program to assist local small businesses grow and prosper.
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19 Sep 16 | Enter now for the Christmas Poetry Competition
Entries are now open for the 2016 Community Christmas Poetry Competition.
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19 Sep 16 | Green Waste Verge Collection - Round 1 2016/2017
Round one of the green waste verge collection for 2016/2017 will be held from October to November.
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19 Sep 16 | Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club Open for Business
The new and enhanced Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club is now officially open for business - and the timing couldn’t be better.
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16 Sep 16 | Aquatic Centre Prepares for Season Opening
The Rockingham Aquatic Centre is gearing up for its season opening next week on Monday 19 September 2016.
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14 Sep 16 | Illegal Dumping and Filling in Baldivis
The City is currently investigating several landowners in Baldivis who have filled their land without obtaining prior Development Approval from the City.
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12 Sep 16 | 2016 Sports Star Finalists Announced
The City of Rockingham is proud to announce the finalists in the 2016 Sports Star Awards.
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08 Sep 16 | Mandurah Road Closed
Last night’s storm tore the roof off the Lakeside Deli in Baldivis at about 6.30pm, leaving a large amount of debris strewn across Mandurah Road.
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02 Sep 16 | Students have an art for recycling
Local high schools students have taken recycling to artistic heights as part of their involvement in the City of Rockingham’s Up-Cycle Art Project.
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31 Oct 16 | Mobile CCTV Unit in Point Peron
The City of Rockingham has partnered with the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW) to place the City of Rockingham’s portable mobile CCTV temporarily at Point Peron from 28 October.
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28 Oct 16 | Champion Swimmer Coaches Squad
Rockingham Aquatic Centre is offering swimmers a chance to learn from an Australian champion in its 2016/2017 Squad Training Program.
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18 Oct 16 | Dredging at Bent St Boat Ramp
Boat owners are advised that maintenance dredging of the Bent Street navigation channel will commence in October, with completion scheduled January 2017.
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14 Oct 16 | 2016 PhotoVoice Winners
The winners of the eighth annual Act-Belong-Commit PhotoVoice Rockingham were announced at an awards night on Wednesday 12 October 2016.
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10 Oct 16 | Be Captivated by Castaways
The Rockingham foreshore is set to be transformed into an inspirational wonderland during the much-anticipated City of Rockingham Castaways Sculpture Awards to be held from Saturday 22 October to 2pm, Sunday 30 October 2016.
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03 Oct 16 | 2016 Sports Star Awards Winners
A cricket club, swimming club, rugby union player, swimmer, karate kid, softball player and athlete are among the winners of this year’s City of Rockingham Sports Star Awards.
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28 Nov 16 | City Awarded for Garage Sale Trail Excellence
The City of Rockingham has been recognised for its innovative approach to promoting the 2016 Garage Sale Trail with a GOOD STUFF Award for Council Excellence.
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21 Nov 16 | Rockingham Lights Up for Christmas
Join Mayor Barry Sammels as he switches on the City of Rockingham’s annual Christmas Lights Display at the Peace Pavilion, Rockingham Foreshore on Saturday 3 December.
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21 Nov 16 | Event to Celebrate Ability of All
The City of Rockingham will celebrate the abilities of all people on Friday 2 December when it hosts its annual International Day of People with Disability event.
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18 Nov 16 | Castaways People's Choice Award Announced
Congratulations to Hillman resident Andrew Willmott for winning the People’s Choice Award for Castaways 2016.
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18 Nov 16 | City Supports White Ribbon Day
The City of Rockingham is joining the campaign to prevent violence against women by supporting White Ribbon Day on Friday 25 November 2016.
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14 Nov 16 | New Dog Park for Rockingham
Rockingham dog owners and their best friends have a new place to hang out, with the much-anticipated opening of the City’s first enclosed off-leash dog park.
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11 Nov 16 | Campaign to reduce car park theft
The City of Rockingham is working with local police this summer to reduce car park theft by raising awareness about the importance of removing valuable items from unattended vehicles.
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03 Nov 16 | Castaways Winners Announced
The City of Rockingham announced the winners of 2016 Castaways Sculpture Awards on Saturday 21 October at the Gary Holland Community Centre in Rockingham.
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01 Nov 16 | Seed Library Now Open
The Mary Davis Library and Community Centre has launched its new seed library, much to the delight of local gardeners.
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28 Dec 16 | Happy New Year from the Mayor
As Mayor of the beautiful City of Rockingham my hopes for the coming year are simple, but important: a safe New Year’s Eve celebration for everyone at the foreshore, a safe summer on our beaches, and a safe year on our roads.
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22 Dec 16 | Christmas Window Display Competition winners
The winners of the City of Rockingham’s 2016 Christmas Window Display competition have been announced.
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16 Dec 16 | City Awarded for its Youth Focus
The City of Rockingham has been recognised for its commitment to helping young people make a difference in their local community.
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16 Dec 16 | 2016 Customer Satisfaction Survey Results
The City of Rockingham has received a positive scorecard from its customers in its annual Customer Satisfaction Survey.
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16 Dec 16 | New Year's Eve Celebrations
Join the City of Rockingham in celebrating the New Year with a family-friendly event on the Rockingham Foreshore.
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14 Dec 16 | City Makes a Noise About Domestic Violence
The community joined the City of Rockingham in making a noise about family and domestic violence on Saturday 10 December at Churchill Park.
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14 Dec 16 | Mayor's Christmas Message
A Christmas message from the Mayor, Barry Sammels:
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07 Dec 16 | Annual Meeting of Electors 21 December 2016
The City of Rockingham Annual Meeting of Electors will be held in the Reception Room of the Council Administration Building on Wednesday 21 December 2016 at 6pm.
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10 Feb 15 | February Landfill Promotion Weekend
Each month the landfill hosts a weekend where a selected item is free to drop off.
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29 May 15 | Changes to 2015/2016 Residential Verge Collection
To optimise service for our growing City, changes have been made to the residential verge collection service in 2015/2016.
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26 May 15 | City of Rockingham Art Award
The City of Rockingham has announced a new art award.
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11 May 15 | Castaways 2015 Sculpture Awards Winners
The City of Rockingham announced the winners of the 2015 Castaways Sculpture Awards on Saturday evening at the Gary Holland Community Centre.
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07 May 15 | The Forgotten Foreshore
Channel Nine news ran a story on Monday night about the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Masterplan titled ‘The Forgotten Foreshore’. The story contained a number of serious inaccuracies which need to be addressed.
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15 Jun 15 | Changes to 2015/2016 Barcode Tip Passes
In 2013/2014 only 15% of the available tip passes were redeemed. The state government has also increased the Landfill Levy from $28 to $55 per tonne which can potentially increase the Waste Service fee on the Rates. To minimise this increase and encourage recycling some changes to the tip pass system were required.
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08 Jun 15 | McDonalds location foreshadowed in early plans
In reference to the Sound Telegraph’s article regarding
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02 Jul 15 | New Association to Represent Australia’s Coastal Councils
A new association representing Australia’s coastal councils is calling for a coordinated national approach to managing the nation’s coastline.
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10 Aug 15 | Garage Sale Trail is coming to the City of Rockingham
The City is bringing the national community and sustainability event to residents on 24 October 2015.
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24 Sep 15 | New Art Awards - Entries Selected
Winners of the City of Rockingham’s new Art Awards will be announced on Saturday 3 October.
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17 Sep 15 | Mayor Re-elected to Chair Coastal Councils Association
Speaking from the Sydney Annual General Meeting this morning, City of Rockingham Mayor, Barry Sammels announced that he was re-elected to Chair the Australian Coastal Councils Association Executive Board:
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17 Sep 15 | PhotoVoice Finalists Announced
The Act-Belong-Commit PhotoVoice Rockingham Exhibition is on again. Featuring 102 images and captions, which illustrate how people look after their mental health.
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09 Sep 15 | Registrations Now Open Festival of New Talent 2015
Applications are now open for the Act Belong Commit Festival of New Talent!
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09 Sep 15 | City Welcomes New Regional Racing Facility Recommendation
City of Rockingham Mayor, Barry Sammels has welcomed the findings of a GHD report into the reconfiguration of Perth’s racing facilities, which found in favour of a decentralised approach featuring the relocation of Perth’s racing hub at Belmont to the Lark Hill Sporting Complex in Secret Harbour:
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29 Oct 15 | Notice of Special Council Meeting
Special Council Meeting to be held on Tuesday 10 November 2015 at 4pm on the City of Rockingham Administration Centre Boardroom.
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21 Oct 15 | New Deputy Mayor
At the Special Council Meeting held on 19 October 2015 the City of Rockingham’s new and re-elected Councillors were sworn in.
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19 Oct 15 | Local Government Election Results 2015
A record 22 candidates competed for six vacancies in this year’s Local Government Election, with results announced late Saturday night.
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15 Oct 15 | PhotoVoice Winners 2015
This year there were 27 winners announced across thirteen different categories in the Act-Belong-Commit PhotoVoice amateur photography and film exhibition and competition.
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12 Oct 15 | Collective Penguins Record Attempt
A total of 506 individuals ranging from young children to seniors caught the ferry over to Penguin Island on Saturday 10 October, for the City of Rockingham’s first Guinness World Records attempt.
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09 Oct 15 | Local Government Elections 2015 - Make Your Vote Count
Voting packs have been mailed to eligible voters for this year’s Local Government Elections. Voting is by postal vote and voting packages must be mailed by Thursday 15 October 2015 or hand delivered to the City’s Administration building on Council Avenue during office hours or between 8am and 6pm Saturday 17 October.
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09 Oct 15 | Sports Star Award Winners 2015
Winners of the 2015 Sports Star Awards were announced last night at an awards ceremony at the Gary Holland Community Centre, Kent Street, Rockingham.
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02 Oct 15 | Penguin Outburst is All Systems Go!
Five hundred human-size penguins are scheduled to converge on the City or Rockingham’s own Penguin Island on Saturday 10 October for a record breaking island gathering.
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02 Oct 15 | The City’s First Garage Sale Trail is Gargantuan!
Saturday 24 October 2015 marks the date for the City’s first ever Garage Sale event.
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27 Nov 15 | City to Make Submission on Western Trade Coast Protection Area
At its ordinary meeting held on Tuesday 24 November, the City of Rockingham Council, resolved to lodge a submission with the Department of State Development on the proposed ‘Planning and Development Legislation Amendment Planning (Western Trade Coast Protection Area) Bill 2015’.
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26 Nov 15 | Remember to Park Safely
City of Rockingham Mayor, Barry Sammels is asking residents to ensure their vehicles are parked safely, sensibly and in line with the City’s Parking and Parking Facilities Local Laws 2004:
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20 Nov 15 | LitterBusters in the Mix
The City of Rockingham’s LitterBusters service was a finalist in the AIM WA WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards on 19 November.
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20 Nov 15 | Short Fiction Competition Winners Announced
Winners of the 2015 City of Rockingham Short Fiction Awards were announced last week with almost 100 entries submitted this year under the categories of Open, Young Writers and Over 50’s, from states throughout Australia as well as the USA.
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16 Nov 15 | Three to Sign Anti-Violence Pledge
On Thursday 19 November at 2.30pm the City of Rockingham will host a historic event with Mayor of the City of Rockingham, Barry Sammels, together with Mayor of the City of Kwinana, Carol Adams, and WA Police Sergeant Paul Trimble, Coordinator for South Metro Community Engagement Unit set to meet at the Administration building on Civic Boulevard to sign a pledge to end domestic violence.
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12 Nov 15 | City Disappointed With Comments From Developer
The City of Rockingham is disappointed with recent comments made by Cedar Woods State Manager Ben Rosser that “The developers, alongside the City of Rockingham, would provide the financial security to guarantee (the marina is built).”
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12 Nov 15 | New Features for Mapping Tool Open up Information for Community
The City of Rockingham has increased the interactive functionality of its online mapping tool. Users can now access expanded information with greater detail including:
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11 Nov 15 | Rockingham SmartWatch Launch
At the annual Safety and Family Expo on Saturday 14 November the City of Rockingham, together with the Hon. Tony Simpson, MLA, Minister for Local Government and Community Services, will unveil a brand new Safety Service: Rockingham SmartWatch.
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09 Nov 15 | City Acknowledged for Planning Excellence
The City of Rockingham was recognised on Friday 6 November at the 2015 Planning Institute of Australia Awards for Excellence, taking out the award for Improving Planning Processes and Practices and receiving a commendation under the Hard Won Victory Category for its work in addressing the negative impacts and inconsistent applications of R-Code variations.
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09 Nov 15 | City Gets Behind White Ribbon Day 25 November 2015
The City of Rockingham is encouraging victims to speak up by hosting a White Ribbon Day fundraiser to raise awareness the initiative to end men’s violence against women.
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18 Dec 15 | Meetings of Council and Committees 2016
Dates of Council and Committee meetings to be held in 2016
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14 Dec 15 | Mayor's Christmas Message 2015
As 2015 rapidly draws to a close our thoughts begin to settle on the celebrations and perhaps the holidays ahead. While we wind down for the year and enjoy all the wonderful things the season has to offer, it is my habit to approach the holidays with gratitude for all the great things that happened during the year and also to reflect upon the local national and global events that touched us.
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11 Dec 15 | City Wins Grant For $10 million Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation
The City of Rockingham has been awarded a $5 million grant from the National Stronger Regions Fund to put towards the $10million first stage of the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation Project.
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