Schools – Travel Smart

Two schools in the City of Cockburn and eight other schools are helping the Department of Transport TSTS team by taking part in the Metro-wide TravelSmart to School pilot program. Yangebup Primary School and Mater Christi Catholic Primary School aim to relieve congestion, increase safety and keep kids fit by encouraging them to use active transport to get to school.

In Spring 2010 parents and carers at all schools in the City of Cockburn will have the opportunity to be trained to develop Walking School Bus programs for their schools. Information will be sent to schools in September 2010.

TravelSmart Calendar

TravelSmart encourages people to reduce their car use by choosing alternatives such as walking, cycling, public transport and carpooling. TravelSmart encourages people to make small changes in their travel choices. You can find out more about the State-Wide TravelSmart Program at

These calendars are free to anyone who signs the declaration that they will avoid driving their car on at least one day per week…

The City of Cockburn is encouraging participation in this program which will continue until October 2012.

Participants are asked to add their name to the “Roll of Honour” which may be publicised in newsletters, local newspapers and on the Be Active Cockburn website. You may elect to have only your initials published for privacy reasons, if you prefer. There are fantastic prizes to be won throughout the year.

Heart Foundation Walking – new leaders and new time for local group

Welcome to the recently trained Heart Foundation Walk Organisers, Margaret and June, who will lead the South Beach Striders at the earlier time of 8.00am every Friday morning, meeting outside the South Beach Cafe. Barbara, who led the group for 8 years has handed over the reins. Many thanks to her for the fun and dedication that she gave the group.

Heart Foundation Walking is Australia’s largest network of free community-based walking groups coordinated locally by the City of Cockburn. Go to Heart Foundation Walking timetable 2014 09 to find a group near you, and if you can’t find one at a time and place that suits you, please consider starting your own group. Free training available.

Attachments from Co-Health/Your Move meeting June 2014

Your Move 2014 06 10

CoHealth Steering Committee report


Old Records

Previous information provided about activities in Cockburn, were replaced by link to Your Move till June 2014. New links now on home page

  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Surf Life Saving
  • Swimming

Recreation Services at the City of Cockburn offer programs to assist young people to achieve excellence in sport, including the Youth Active Program and the Junior Travel Assistance Program.

You could also explore some of the options below.


Enter your name into the TravelSmart Pledge and be in the running to win a variety of prizes valued at between $30 and $100.


The Lifeskills program teaches invaluable skills. Courses run for 6 weeks for 2hrs per week. Classes include budgeting, cooking, cleaning, gardening, bath bombs, sustainability, menu planning on a budget and health and nutrition. Run by financial counselors at community venues at the City of Cockburn.

Details for the next Lifeskills program:

Where: South Lake Ottey Family & Neighborhood Centre

2A South Lake Drive, South Lake

When: Nov/Dec 2012

To register your interest for the the next Lifeskills program, please phone 9411 3503 or email [email protected]

Fremantle Cockburn TravelSmart Trek 2013

The annual Fremantle Cockburn TravelSmart Trek will be held on Sunday 13 October 2013 and will link with the celebrations of the Randwick Stables Commemorative Day and Community Garden Open Day (see below). The free morning tea after the two walks is limited to 100 people so please book early. See information and booking details. This is a Walk Over October Event.

Term 3 timetable

Get rid of the winter blues – and the winter padding – by enrolling in a Co-Health healthy lifestyle program and be ready to spring into Spring next month! All programs are free for Cockburn residents not in the full time work force, those at risk of weight related chronic disease, single parents and/or Aboriginal people. All are welcome at the Heart Foundation Walking Groups.

Randwick Stables Community Garden Open Day

Co-Health has been supporting a community group to set up the Randwick Stables Community Garden. The garden will be launched as part of the Free Family Fun Day that commemorates the history of the stables and horse-racing in WA, as well as a workshop to celebrate the garden. The Fun Day follows the Fremantle Cockburn TravelSmart Trek – see above.


Healthy Families Workshop

Healthy Eating on a budget, making good food appealing to kids, fussy eating tips, banishing myths and misinformation and lobbying for a better world….. A very hands-on, fun, interactive workshop will be taking place in Hamilton Hill on 7th November 2012. Special guests include Glenn Cardwell and Melissa Stoneham. Places for the workshop are still available but please note that the creche is now fully booked. FREE LUNCH and SHOWBAGS for all participants. Book on 94113444 by 5 November

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Cockburn Community Bike Ride

All welcome to join in for a community bike ride on Saturday 24th November 2012.

Leaving from the carpark adjacent to the playground at Bibra Lake at 7:30am and riding to Cockburn Central’s Royale Cafe.

Dust of your bike and bring the whole family, meet local riders – what a great way to start the weekend!

Call Katy on 9411 3627 for further information or contact the [email protected]


The Bibra Lake Fun Run will take place on Sunday 16 September. For more information click here

Spring Walks in Cockburn and elsewhere

October is here, and with it comes new opportunities to get active! Whether you walk for health, transport, recreation or the environment, there a plenty of ways to get involved in Walk Over October. You can organise a corporate or community walk, participate in Walk to School Day (24 October) or check out one of the walking trails in your area. Register a walk event online before 14 September to receive free Walk Over October merchandise! For more ideas and information, visit

Alzheimer’s Australia will be running a Memory Walk at Curtin University on Sunday 21 October

Encourage your organisation to take part in Bupa Walk to Work Day on 28 September:




The Cockburn BUG is keen to improve local cycling infrastructure and promote regular recreational rides around the City.


Open invitation to all local commuting and recreational cyclists to come along and join the group at the next meeting on Tuesday 26 June at the Cockburn Youth Centre, 25 Wentworth Parade, Success.


All welcome from 6pm, meeting from 6.30pm – 7.30pm.


Contact Katy Boschetti, TravelSmart Officer on 9411 3444 or email the BUG at [email protected]


Come and listen to an informative presentation by the City’s Transport Engineer on the City of Cockburn’s Bike Plan. The Cockburn BUG is proudly supported by the City’s TravelSmart Program. TravelSmart promotes the benefits of opting for active transport including cycling, taking public transport, walking, scooting and car pooling.



Tell us in 25 words what you love best about riding around the City of Cockburn and go in the draw to win a place at a 2hr bike maintenance course run by a trainer from Dismantle, Fremantle. Send your entry to ‘TravelSmart BUG Competition’ PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC WA 6965 or to [email protected] by 29 June 2012*.






*Terms and conditions apply.


City of Cockburn BUG Competition – Terms & Conditions














Look out for your new TravelSmart Guide that will be landing in your letterbox shortly.



All residents will be receiving a free guide to assist them in making active transport a priority.


One side of the map details local public transport options and the other provides information on local cycling and walking routes.


Additional copies of the guides can be requested by contacting the City’s TravelSmart Officer on


9411 3627.









To celebrate the provision of our new east and west TravelSmart Guides for the City, you could win a brand new Belleville bicycle and helmet, valued at $700.00.

Get out on the City’s bicycle path network instead of driving to work, the shops or for some exercise.

Take the TravelSmart pledge (see attached) and send it in to the City’s TravelSmart Officer by 31st July 2012 to go in the draw.

Competition Terms & Conditions attached.

TravelSmart Competition Entry



BEAT IT Registration Day @ South Lake Leisure Centre – Tuesday 3 July 10am

The South Lake Leisure Centre will be running a FREE 10-week group based exercise and education program as part of Co-Health. Exercise professionals at South Lake Leisure Centre have been trained to deliver the BEAT IT program by the Australian Diabetes Council. BEAT IT is aimed at people with or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity and other chronic lifestyle related conditions.

RSVP: 9411 3355

NAIDOC Week 2012 – Flag Raising Ceremony and Co-Health Lunch

The Flag raising Ceremony followed by a FREE Co-Health lunch will see the Launch of NAIDOC Week at the City of Cockburn for 2012.
Learn more by clicking on the below link.


Cockburn by Boot Bike n Bus Event – Guided Walk Sunday 27th May

Join this easy walking and wheelchair friendly guided walk around manning lake, followed by morning tea and a guided adventure trek along Davilak trail!

There will be an Indigenous speaker and Azelia Ley Museum speaker.

Boot Bike n Bus Event Info – Registrations ESSENTIAL

Healthy Families Community Workshop

If you are you a parent or carer in the City of Cockburn then this free workshop is for you!!

10am-3pm (lunch provided) Wednesday 6 June, 30 Erpingham Rd, Hamilton Hill

Click the link below for more detail – RSVP: 1 June 2012

Healthy Families Community Workshop

FREE exercise and healthy eating education classes starting May 8th – Book your ONE-ON-ONE consultation TODAY!

Initial consultations:30th April – 4th May
* Phone Maria on 9417 2372 to book your consultation
First session: Tuesday 8th May, 10am

Click here to find out more about this program

Co-Health Innovation Grants NOW OPEN

Funding submissions should address the Co-Health aim to increase healthy eating and physical activity in adults in the City of Cockburn.

To find out more download the online version of the Innovation Grants brochure

Co-Health Innovation Grants Application form

For further information or to discuss your ideas please phone or email the contacts details below.

T: 9411 3503

E: [email protected]

FREE Lifeskills course commencing 3 May 2012

The next Lifeskills course will run for 6 weeks, 2 hrs per week at the South Lake Ottey Family & Neighborhood Centre.

Click here for more details

Health Service Governing Councils – EOI now open!!!

In August 2011, the Minister for Health announced a major overhaul of WA Health’s governance arrangements, with five new Health Services (HS) being established to replace our existing Area Health Services. Each HS will have a governing council selected through an open public expression of interest process.

To find out more about Health Service Governing Councils and how you can apply to become a member, click on the web link below.

Expressions of interest for governing council membership close 5:00pm Wednesday, 15 February 2012.


Co-Health Programs are now running!

Several of Co-Health’s programs are now running. Click the link below to view the current timetable.

Co-Health Program Timetable Term 1 2012.

For information about each program don’t forget to check out the  lifestyle directory.


Walking Groups this Spring

Please note that some walking groups change their meeting times when the weather is hot. See City of Cockburn Walking Groups for the latest times and contacts. If you want to join a walking group please contact the Walk Organiser to confirm times and days. If you wish to start your own Heart Foundation Walking group email [email protected] to register your interest.


Spring Newsletter

See the latest edition of the Be Active Cockburn newsletter


Co-Health Launched at the Breakfast of Champions

The City of Cockburn launched its Co-Health Healthy Lifestyles program, at the Cockburn Seniors Centre on the 20th October 2011. Co-Health is part of the Healthy Communities Initiative, funded by the Australian Government.

The City hosted the launch as the Breakfast of Champions, a free breakfast event, inspired by Co-Health Champion, Dean Wynne. Co-Health will create opportunities for residents that are not generally in the paid workforce to improve their health and well-being and assist them in taking the necessary steps towards a better lifestyle.

The breakfast was a huge success with over 100 people attending. Inspirational words were heard from Co-Health Champions, City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett and Dean Wynne.

Following the breakfast, Patrick Burtscher, one of the founders of Nordic Academy provided free Nordic Walking demonstrations, generating lots of interest within the community. Nordic walking is one of Co-Health’s 12 programs, and will be now be offered on a weekly basis. Details can be found through the lifestyle directory. Dean Wynne also led an AustCycle session run by Cycling Western Australia.


Thank you to all who attended the breakfast. To find out about all of the Co-Health programs, click on the Lifestyle directory tab above.


Co-Health Project

The City of Cockburn was one of four WA Local Governments to receive funding in the second round of the national Healthy Communities Initiative. The Co-Health Lifestyle Project will be launched in October followed by a Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Week in late Spring.

“We want to keep Australians well and out of hospital, and programs like Healthy
Communities help to fund programs that are established locally to best address local
health needs,” said the Federal Minister for Health and Ageing, Nicola Roxon. “The Cockburn City Council is one example where they are introducing tried and
tested physical activity and healthy eating programs to suit their local needs.”

People who are not working fulltime who would like to become more active, learn more about nutrition or simply lose a bit of weight will be able to join in some fun community activities and programs. The Co-Health program aims to be accessible to all, with travel, child-care, carer’s support and leave and culturally appropriate programs on offer. Watch this space for more about the program.


Manning Trail Upgrade

Renovation of the spectacular Davilak Trail in Manning Park, Hamilton Hill has begun. Read more on page 2 of the latest Be Active Cockburn newsletter (4MB file)

FREE Breakfast at the City of Cockburn

Wed 21st March, 7:30am in the lawn area in front of the admin building. The event is funded by both the City and also Department of Transport.

Hot and cold healthy options will be available!

The event is aimed at both existing commuter cyclists and encouraging novices to come along.

Prizes from Dismantle Fremantle will be on offer including – 10 commuter express bike training sessions and Bike Force will be there with some display bikes and offer quick bike maintenance checks on the morning.

Click the link below for more detail – Do not miss this great event!

Bike to Work Breakfast

BEAT IT Registrations 24 January 2012 – South Lake Leisure Centre

Are you looking to lose weight?

Have you been told you need to manage your diabetes or chronic health condition?

BEAT IT is the program for you!

  • Registration Day: Tuesday 24 January, 1:30pm, South Lake Leisure Centre
  • First session: Tuesday 31 January, 1:30pm, South Lake Leisure Centre

For more information phone 9411 3355

Give the Gift of Safety this Christmas

Stuck for gift ideas this Christmas? Why not take advantage of AustCycle’s Cycle Training Gift cards this Chirstmas. Click the below link for more detail.

Cycle Training Gift Card

City of Cockburn supports Walk Safely School 20th May 2011

Students braved the squally weather on National Walk Safely to School day on 20th May. Walking to school helps children stay healthy, keeps the air cleaner, saves money and reduces traffic congestion. Four schools, Coogee Primary School, Kerry St Community School, Mater Christi Catholic Primary School and Yangebup Primary School took up the City of Cockburn’s offer of a subsidized healthy breakfast. Well done to all schools and parents who encourage children to walk to school on a regular basis.

TravelSmart to School Awards

Two schools in Yangebup will continue to take part in the TravelSmart to School pilot program in 2011. To read about their progress and awards see page 1 of the latest Be Active Cockburn newsletter (4MB file)

TimeSmart Travel

The TimeSmart Travel promotion was launched at the Cockburn Rotary Spring Fair in Hamilton Hill in October 2010. This promotion allows people who are time poor to see that time spent driving a car is time wasted, whereas time spent using alternative means of transport can be time well-spent. Even though the actual travelling time is longer, the time is not wasted. See the  TimeSmart Travel Poster and the TimeSmart Travel for Workers Poster

Safe Speed Promise

Mayors of Cockburn, Fremantle and Melville launched the Safe Speed Promise Program by signing giant promises at the Regional Concert At Manning Park in March 2011. Residents across the three cities are being asked to help make our roads safer by signing up too. You can complete the Safe Speed Promise and  receive a small gift pack as well as go into a Lucky Draw to win a Margaret River Getaway or one of 12x $50 vvouchers. The draw will take place on 1st May.
Walk Over October

Following ten successful years of Walk Week, 2011 sees the replacement of this event with the launch of WALK OVER OCTOBER. Throughout the month there will be walking initiatives all OVER the state and OVER the month of October.

Encourage your community to reduce the number of short car trips by walking all or part of your journey to your favourite destinations. Combine walking with public transport to find some of the thirty minutes of physical activity needed each day for good health.

Throughout October there will be many ways to get involved.

  • Host a walking event at your school, workplace or in your community
  • Participate in the Online Corporate Walking Challenge
  • Attend the professionals Walking Seminar
  • Join a Heart Foundation Walking group
  • Try one of the many beautiful walking trails across the state
  • Grab a copy of the 2011 Walking Guide resource

So mark October in your diary as a month of walking. For more information on how you can take part in Walk Over October’s 11 year Anniversary click here.

WALK OVER OCTOBER is coordinated by the Heart Foundation in partnership with the Physical Activity Taskforce and Departments of Transport, Sport and Recreation and Education.

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