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Playgrounds back in full swing from this weekend - 3 June 2020
Playgrounds, skate parks, outdoor gyms and public barbecues will re-open on Saturday 6 June as Shire of Mundaring activates Step 3 of its COVID-Safety Plan.
The decision follows the recent State Government announcement to further relax restrictions as outlined in Phase 3 of its WA Roadmap.
From Saturday 6 June, full contact sport and training will also be permitted at Shire ovals and sporting facilities and the Mundaring Visitor Centre will resume face to face service. Meanwhile, the Shire's Grab n Go shops will open for the first time since mid-March.
Shire of Mundaring is still progressing through the final stages of Step 2 of its COVID Safety Plan with indoor sporting and community facilities to open on Monday 8 June. The Shire has been working to source cleaners, cleaning supplies and hygiene equipment for these facilities in order to comply with the State Government's new COVID Safety Plans.
By Monday 8 June almost all Shire facilities and services will be open during normal business hours with the exception of the Café at Lake Leschenaultia and the Shire's Parent and Child Centre. Opening dates for these facilities will be announced soon.
As required by the State Government, a range of safety and hygiene requirements will be in place at all Shire facilities until further notice. These include venue capacity limits, asking patrons to practise physical distancing and responsible hygiene, providing contact details if contact tracing is required and reminding people to stay away if they are unwell.
The Shire appreciates the assistance of all community members to help keep everyone safe from COVID-19.
Community and indoor facilities to re-open from 8 June - 27 May 2020
Shire of Mundaring will re-open its community and indoor sporting facilities from Monday 8 June with 50 per cent of fees to be waived until the end of June 2020.
Sporting and community groups can now book spaces at the following venues from 8 June onward:
- Mundaring Arena
- Brown Park Community Centre and Swan View Youth Centre
- Boya Community Centre
- Hub of the Hills
- Community Halls
- Sports Pavilions
- Mundaring Hardcourts
The opening date was announced today as part of the Shire's three-step COVID Safety Plan. The Shire is currently progressing through Stage 2, which included re-opening the reception at its Administration and Operations centres and both libraries on Monday.
Ovals and hardcourts were opened on 18 May for non-contact training and non-contact sports only (during Step 1), with toilets at those facilities to re-open from 8 June.
The Shire will detail Step 3 arrangements once the State Government outlines Phase 3 of its COVID-19 WA Roadmap.
Shire of Mundaring has been working to source cleaners, cleaning supplies and hygiene equipment in order to comply with the State Government's new COVID Safety Plans.
Those who book the Shire's indoor sporting and community facilities are reminded that they will be asked to abide by the conditions put in place by their sporting codes, community groups and the Shire. Conditions include restrictions on the number of people allowed in a venue at any one time, practising safe physical distancing and good hygiene and staying home when you are sick.
Participants are asked to be mindful that community sport may look and feel different upon their return, especially as contact sport is still a restricted activity. Community members are also reminded that they will be asked by their group, or Shire staff, to provide contact details. This information will help authorities to contact trace if a local outbreak occurs.
The conditions have been established to help community members navigate a "new normal" as regulations set by the State government to slow the spread of coronavirus are eased.
While toilets will be available, change rooms will remain closed at the above venues in line with current government regulations.
Bookings must be made via the Shire's Bookings Officer on 9290 6731 or via email@example.com to ensure appropriate cleaning arrangements can be put in place.
Face to face service returns to Shire reception and libraries - 20 May 2020
Shire of Mundaring will reopen the reception at its Administration building and its two libraries on Monday 25 May.
Normal business hours will apply when staff resume face to face services at Albert Facey Memorial Library, Katharine Susannah Prichard Library and the Shire reception.
Shire President Cr John Daw said while staff have continued to deliver vital services in a different way to comply with COVID-19 regulations, a return to face to face service was welcome news.
"We have been closely following the latest government advice to help decide when certain facilities will reopen and have taken a steady and informed approach to ensure the safety of our community and staff," he said.
"We are proud of the way staff adapted to deliver popular services during recent months, including Click and Collect at our libraries. It has been wonderful to see how many library patrons used this service."
Cr Daw asked library patrons and visitors to the Shire reception to practice social distancing and follow the COVID-19 regulations and safe hygiene practices advertised at each facility, including staying at home if they are sick.
"A maximum of five patrons will be allowed in the Shire reception at any one time and we are asking that people make cashless transactions where possible," he said.
"Meanwhile, until further notice, a maximum of 12 people will be allowed into Albert Facey Memorial Library in Mundaring, while 20 people will be permitted at Katharine Susannah Prichard Library in Boya."
Library patrons will be allowed to stay for a maximum of 30 minutes each time they visit.
Last week the Shire announced a three-step COVID Safety Plan to outline the steps it will take to reopen its facilities.
Ovals and hardcourts reopened on 18 May for non-contact training and non-contact sports only as part of Step 1.
Libraries and the Shire reception were listed in Step 2, along with some Shire owned community leased facilities. An opening date has not yet been announced for the other facilities listed in Step 2 including Mundaring Arena, Brown Park Community Centre, toilets at sports grounds and Shire halls and community centres.
Cr Daw said these facilities would reopen once the relevant body completed and complied with the State Government's COVID Safety Plans. Exact opening dates are also dependent on the Shire's ability to source cleaners, cleaning supplies and hygiene equipment.
Shire of Mundaring will announce Step 3 of its COVID Safety Plan after the State government outlines Phase 3 of its WA Roadmap in mid-June.
Shire of Mundaring COVID Safety Plan - 15 May 2020
Shire of Mundaring has developed a COVID Safety Plan to outline the steps it will take to reopen facilities from Monday 18 May.
The Shire will reopen its facilities when they are considered COVID Safe for community members and staff. Opening dates will follow a three step process as outlined below.
For Step 2, some opening dates are yet to be decided as they are dependent on the relevant body completing and complying with the State Government's COVID Safety Plans and the Shire's ability to source cleaners, cleaning supplies and hygiene equipment.
You can download a COVID Safety Plan and the COVID Safety Guidelines for business and industry and sporting groups on these links.
From Monday 18 May the Shire will open:
Ovals and hardcourts for non-contact training and non-contact sport only. Toilets will not open at Shire sports grounds until Step 2.
Please note, Lake Leschenaultia Park partly reopened in late April including hiking, bike trails and swimming. Camping has resumed for May only and the kiosk is open on Saturdays and Sundays only. Canoe hire, the cafe, barbecues and the playground are still closed at the Lake.
Community or sport spaces (Shire owned, community leased excluding galleries, museums and theatres) can reopen once the lessee completes a State government COVID Safety Plan and submits a copy to the Shire.
*During the week starting Monday 25 May we plan to open:
Shire Administration reception
Albert Facey Memorial Library
Katharine Susannah Prichard Library
Brown Park Community Centre
Toilets at our sports grounds
Shire halls and community centres
Normal operating hours will apply. *An exact opening date for each facility will be advertised as soon as is practical, dependent on the Shire's ability to source cleaners, cleaning supplies and hygiene equipment.
The State government is expected to announce Phase 3 of its COVID-19 WA Roadmap in mid-June. The Shire will review those regulations and announce next steps as soon as we can.
Shire facilities to gradually reopen - 12 May 2020
Planning is underway to gradually open some Shire facilities in line with Phase 2 of the State Government's COVID-19 WA Roadmap.
Shire President Cr John Daw said while residents and ratepayers were keen to hear which services and facilities would reopen - and when - the Shire would take a steady and informed approach.
"The safety and wellbeing of community members and staff continues to be our primary focus," he said.
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Register now for free business advice workshops - 7 May 2020
Shire of Mundaring is providing a series of informative workshops to address the most pressing issues business and industry owners' face in our area. Read the full story here.
Lake Leschenaultia campground open for camping from 11 May until 31 May only - 6 May 2020
Due to the lifting of some COVID-19 restrictions, the campground at Lake Leschenaultia will be open for camping from Monday 11 May through until 31 May only. Should the current lifting of restrictions be extended, the Shire will look to open the campground for more bookings in June. Read the full story here.
Have your say in our business and industry survey
1 May 2020
Shire of Mundaring is calling on business and industry representatives to provide feedback on the economic impacts of COVID-19 in our community. Read the full story here
Shire ovals and Lake Leschenaultia reopen for recreational purposes - 28 April 2020
In line with the State Government's move to cautiously ease some COVID-19 restrictions, Shire of Mundaring has relaxed a handful of restrictions at its ovals and Lake Leschenaultia. Read the full story here. Read the full story here.
Council adopts COVID-19 Financial Hardship Policy - 15 April 2020
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A new financial hardship policy endorsed by Mundaring Shire Council this week will offer fair, dignified and consistent support to ratepayers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A message from the Shire President - 7 April 2020
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Community Connect program supports vulnerable community members - 6 April 2020
Shire of Mundaring has launched a new initiative to encourage community members to connect with, and support their neighbours. Read the full story here.
Relief and recovery strategies adopted to counter COVID-19 crisis - 3 April 2020
Shire of Mundaring Council has adopted a raft of relief and recovery strategies aimed at supporting community members and groups, local businesses and industry through the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis. Read the full story here.
Administration Building and Operations Depot now closed to public - 25 March 2020
The Shire of Mundaring Administration Building and Operations Depot has been closed to the public until at least the end of April.
This decision was made following Commonwealth and the State Government announcements yesterday to close all non-essential local government facilities, maintain social distancing guidelines and for people to 'stay home unless absolutely necessary'. Read the full story here.
A message from the Shire President - 25 March 2020
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