City Sets its Sights on Reopening Services

2020-05-14T00:00:00

​​14 May 2020

The City of Kwinana is gearing up to reopen some of its services from Monday, 18 May 2020, in line with Premier Mark McGowan’s announcement of the Governments four phase plan for easing restrictions around COVID-19.  

The City has already reopened its Customer Service area at the City’s administration building and from Monday, 18 May 2020, the Kwinana Recquatic will reopen its doors with a revised offering that will include casual group fitness classes, casual personal training and casual stadium us, however, at this point other Recquatic services including the pools will remain closed.  

Additionally, Dome and tenants will return to the Darius Wells Library and Community Resource Centre from the 18 May, however the Library will reopen in two weeks’ time.  The City took the opportunity during the closure to undertake some significant works  to the library and with the upgrades still underway it has made the decision not to reopen the Library until they are complete, which is expected to be in early June.  

Mayor Carol Adams said the City’s decision to open or not open certain services was not made lightly, and many factors were taken into consideration to ensure the health and safety of its community members and staff as it settles into its ‘new normal’. 

“While we have welcomed the news around the easing of restrictions, as a Local Government it has varied implications that have required a very considered approach to ensure the City is still adhering to the COVID-19 related restrictions, while providing the best service for our community in the most cost effective way.”  

“We are excited to bring some of our services back online. Unfortunately, this does not include some facilities and services such as our pool and hydrotherapy pool, gym facilities, crèche, café, swim school, dry programs and team sports at the Recquatic and the Zone Youth Centre.  A feasibility assessment has determined they are to remain closed until phase 3 when the number of attendees could be less restricted”, she said.    
 
The City is also aiming to bring back computer use and click and collect printing at the Kwinana Public Library from Monday, 25 May as well as having both Wellard and Bertram Community Centres available for regular hirers, and the Zone Youth Space recommencing some services from 1 June.   

As of Monday the Recquatic Centre will be open from Monday to Friday 6:15am to 6pm and Saturday and Sunday 9:00am to 12:00pm. Information in regards to memberships, payment and bookings can be found on the Recquatic website https://recquatic.com.au​, as well as a list of FAQ’s. 

For information on all other City services visit www.kwinana.wa.gov.au/covid-19

Page reviewed: 18 May 2020 6:03pm