We are a group of Coolbellup Community residents who volunteer our time to make our wonderful suburb even better. We were incorporated in 1983. We meet on the first Monday of every month at the Coolbellup Hub.
We have a proud association with Cooby Now and Cooby Cares, and ran the Cooby Farmers Market for several years. Wherever possible we seek to support projects in Coolbellup and are always keen for new members.
Community Convo Action Plan
On 22nd June we hosted a positive, facilitated conversation about the developments in our shopping area, where we're at and visioning the kind of Cooby we could create together. See here for the Cooby-Heart-Action-Plan
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We have been running a short survey about Cooby.Have a look and see what others have said so far - this summary report represents 55 responses debriefed at our June 2019 Forum.
The Coolbellup Community acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyoongar people as the traditional custodians of this land, and pays respects to Elders past, present and emerging. Coolbellup is located in the area known to the Aboriginal traditional owners as Beeliar Boodjar. Beeliar is one of the clans of the Whadjuk group of Nyoongar and Beeliar Nyoongar means ‘river people’. Page 13 of the Coolbellup Revitalisation Strategy says "A registered Aboriginal Heritage site exists in the Coolbellup Community Schools road reserve just off Waverley Road, and adjacent to the North Western corner of Len Packham Reserve. The site is registered as Site ID 21787 - Coolbellup Wardang (Crow) Tree. Surveys suggest the Coolbellup Wardang (Crow) Tree to be a modified tree, ceremonial and mythological site. The site comprises the remains of a jarrah tree - Eucalyptus marginata. The general area of Coolbellup is recognised as a place belonging to Wardang (crow). The tree was the largest among a cluster of tall jarrah and marri trees that were nesting grounds for the crow. They served as a conduit to channel the wardung spiritual source between humans and birds.”
Time to clear out some unwanted household items, make some cash, show off your crafts, or sell your excess home grown produce?
The Coolbellup Community Association meets on the first Monday of each month unless there is a public holiday.