23 March 2020Following Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement yesterday (22 March 2020) in regards to places of social gathering, the City of Kwinana is responded by taking appropriate measures to ensure the safety of its community by closing a number of its facilities.
Effective from noon today (Monday, 23 March 2020) the City will be closing its facilities including the Kwinana Recquatic, Kwinana Public Library, Zone Youth Space and Wellard and Bertram Community Centres.
Additionally, the City will be cancelling all casual bookings or applications to hire any City of Kwinana run facilities, include outdoor venues such the Patio at the Kwinana Adventure Park. Existing lease arrangements at the City’s facilities will however, be continued with.
Other services impacted include the Bright Futures Family Day Care services which will cease its playgroup service, however, continue to run its educator support functions.
Mayor Carol Adams said while the City was closing a number of its facilities it will also be looking at alternative methods to continue to deliver services to the Kwinana community.
“The City will be looking into options to maintain services to the community including looking at ways to continue to provide public access to the computers within the Library, as well as looking at options for home delivers for books and resources from the library. Additionally we will be trying to identify digital alternatives to enable access to services for people within their home. We will ensure that we provide the community with updates and more information on these as they becomes available.
“Despite these closures I want to reassure residents that essential services such as rubbish collections, customer service, City Assist and park and reserve maintenance will not be impacted and will continue to be carried out.”
The City is continuing to monitor the risk posed to the City of Kwinana and its community in regards to COVID-19 closely. It has been seeking guidance from state and federal health departments and will provide community members with timely advice on any actions as required.
For more information on COVID-19 visit healthywa.wa.gov.au/coronavirus or call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. For information and updates from the City on the situation follow the City’s social pages or visit www.kwinana.wa.gov.au/covid-19