COVID-19 Contact Tracing

From Saturday, 5 December City of Kwinana facilities and venues will be abiding by new contact tracing guidelines set by the State Government. Find out more. 

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COVID-19 Information and Status Update

​​​​​COVID-19 General Information​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The City of Kwinana is closely monitoring the risk posed to the City of Kwinana by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and is seeking guidance from State and Federal Health Departments. 

Remember to take care of your health and protect others by doing the following;​​

  • ​Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Maintain physical distance from people outside your household ​ (at least 1.5 metres) 
  • Avoid touching eyes nose and mouth
  • Practise respiratory hygiene –cover your mouth with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze
  • Stay home if you feel unwell​

If you have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) please do not attend City of Kwinana facilities and stay in doors until you have been cleared by your GP to help stop the transmission of the virus.

​For more information visit Healthy WA or call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

Helpful information relating to families with children can be found at Perth Children's Hospital 

Further Information:

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City of Kwinana Services - Status Update ​

Kwinana Recquatic

The Kwinana Recquatic Centre has returned to normal operating hours of: Monday to Friday 5.30am to 9.00pm, Saturday 8.00am to 5.00pm and Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm​

Kwinana Public Library

  • ​Kwinana Public Library operating hours are now Monday to Thursday 9am to 6pm, Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 12pm.
  • Services include full lending service and access to PCs and printing

Community Centres

​The William Bertram Community Centre and John Wellard Community Centres will re-open from 12 October.​

Hireable spaces

  • All casual bookings or application to hire any City of Kwinana facility have resumed. 

Zone Youth Space

  • Drop-in hours are Thursdays and Fridays 3pm to 9pm and Saturdays 12pm to 5pm.​

Community Events

  • ​​All major events have been cancelled, however planning will continue for events scheduled to take place towards the end of the calendar year, next financial year. 

Council Meetings

Council Meetings have returned to an in-person format with physical distance measures (1.5 metres between each person).

More information about cha​nges to upcoming Ordinary Council Meetings.

Citizenship Ceremonies

In alignment with the Department of Health guidelines and directives from the Federal Government, Citizenship Ceremonies at the City of Kwinana are now being rescheduled. 

The Department of Home Affairs is working closely with Local Governments who had to cancel ceremonies due to COVID-19 to ensure that impacted residents are able to be rescheduled as soon as possible. Priority list remains standard based on approval date.​

Please be advised that if your ceremony has been postponed and you are likely to exceed your 12 month time frame from your approval, you are not at risk of having your Citizenship approval cancelled.

Those who require an urgent Citizenship Ceremony will be assessed by the Department of Home Affairs based on the below criteria;​

  • Travel (with evidence)​;

​​- Visit a close family member who is terminally ill

- Attend a funeral of a close family member

- Receive urgent medical treatment in another country that the client cannot receive in Australia

- Attend legal proceedings in person

- Accompany a sick/elderly relative for one of the reasons above

  • Representing Australia – Academics/Sporting

- With evidence from the relevant governing body (e.g. Australian Olympic Committee)​

  • ​Work (with evidence of offer/employment)

- Defence force personnel

- Clients who will work for the Australian Government (overseas or in Australia) who need to be an Australian Citizen to be employed

- Clients who need to be an Australian Citizen to be employed for a job they have been offered who have been waiting more than six months for a ceremony

  • ​​​HECS-HELP study loans or fee help
  • The client has been waiting more than six months for a ceremony from the date of approval​

Your request must be accompanied by supporting evidence to be assessed. Visit the Department of Home Affairs​ website for more information. 

Please contact Lindsay Barker with any questions or for more information. 

Building Applications 

The City prefers to receive all building approval applications electronically in a single PDF file and accompanying payment ​electronically through the City's secure payment gateway. 

Certified and Uncertified building approval applications can be submitted via the City’s Online Portal and payment of the invoice made via BPoint. The user manual for online applications can be found here, you will need to create an account if you don’t have one or continue as a guest.​ Sign in at the top of the screen.

Learn how to combine documents into one PDF.​ 

All other applications are to be submitted by email to our Building team​

These include but are not limited to;

  • ​​Changes to Approved Permits​​
  • Occupancy Permits
  • Building Approval Certificates
  • Demolition Permits
  • Swimming Pool Applications
  • Swimming Pool Barrier Application
  • Verge Permits (if not part of an online application)

Local Planning Schemes  

The Minister for Planning has issued a notice overriding the requirements of Local Planning Schemes in response the current State of Emergency. This may mean, that if you are making adaptations to your business or installing infrastructure or facilities in response to the COVID-19 crisis, that your proposal may temporarily be exempt from requiring planning approval.

These exemptions apply to planning requirements only and approvals under Building and Health legislation will still apply. Each proposal should be confirmed with the City of Kwinana prior to commencing, and exemptions expire with the end of the State of Emergency Declaration. 

​Discover more and view the full list of exemptions on the City's planning page​.  

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

Last updated: Monday, 14 December 2020, 12pm

Is council going to put a freeze on rates and charges for residents?

The City of Kwinana Council unanimously voted, at its electronic Council meeting on Wednesday, 22 April 2020, in favour of not increasing its total rate income from last year by applying a zero percent rates increase for this year to try and help alleviate some of the financial burden being faced by residents in the face of COVID-19.

What is the City planning to do to ensure that the Kwinana community recovers from COVID19?

The City was one of the first councils in WA to activate its Local Recovery Coordination Group, chaired by Mayor Carol Adams, including representation from the City of Kwinana, Department of Communities, Department of Education, South Metropolitan Health Services, Kwinana Police and the Offices of Roger Cook MLA and Madeleine King MP.

Where can individuals in Kwinana get help with COVID-19 issues?

The City has established a Community Support Line at 9236 4570. The line is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

Where can small business owners in Kwinana get help with COVID-19 issues?

Resources that the City recommends to local small business are:

What are the reliable sources of information that the City recommends people use for information updates?

The best resources are as follows:

  • The Australian Government has released an official ‘Coronavirus Australia’ app which is available via the Apple App Store or Google Play, as well as a WhatsApp channel available on iOS or Android.
  • The Coronavirus Public hotline is available 24/7 - 1800 020 080.
  • For all public information and updates from the City on the situation follow the City’s social pages or view the above information.
What measures are in place to keep the community safe in Kwinana now that borders are open to most States?

The City is following State guidelines for contact tracing and has implemented the SafeWA App QR code system at all City-owned facilities and City-run events. Manual registers are available at the same access points so as not to disadvantage those without access to mobile phone technology.

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