As we are witnessing, the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly evolving.
The City’s COVID-19 taskforce is meeting regularly to support the Kalamunda Leadership Team, which is coordinating our pandemic response.
Our priority is keeping our people and our communities well while continuing to deliver essential services. In line with various health and government recommendations, we are playing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and will adjust our work practices
For further advice please visit the WA Government website: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/coronavirus-covid-19.
To view Department of Health Australia and World Health Organisation information in other languages, visit the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Multilingual Resource Library: https://www.ethnolink.com.au/covid-19-coronavirus-translated-resources/
Below are some frequently asked questions in relation to the COVID-19 and City services
From 6 June, restrictions have been further relaxed as part of the COVID-19 WA roadmap to
help get Western Australians back to work safely and begin the process of restarting the State’s economy.
See WA State website for full details: https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-wa-roadmap
Every Western Australian needs to play their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means following good hygiene habits and social distancing.
For more information see Australian Government advice for social distancing.
These restrictions are in place from 6 June, as part of the COVID-19 WA roadmap.
Phase 3 will see an increase in the number of people at non-work gatherings and additional businesses will be permitted to reopen.
The 4 square metre rule will be revised to 2 square metres per person for all WA venues.
Physical distancing, good hygiene and the 2 square metre rule will apply to all activities permitted in Phase 3
Parents/guardians will be able to enter school grounds to drop off or pick up their children.
Facilities may increase capacity to 100 patrons in each room, up to 300 per venue.
Travel will be permitted throughout Western Australia, including into the Kimberley region, pending the Commonwealth’s
approval to remove the Biosecurity Area on June 5. Access into remote Aboriginal communities will remain prohibited.
If going on holidays, continue to practice physical distancing and good hygiene, do not go on holiday if feeling unwell.
WA businesses are reminded that they must submit a COVID Safety Plan, prior to reopening, to ensure they mitigate
the risk of COVID-19, in line with health advice.
Premises that opened during Phase 2 should update their COVID Safety Plans accordingly.
For more information on Phase 2 easing of restrictions please read WA Government's frequently asked questions.
The WA Government has introduced measures to provide relief to Western Australian families and small businesses, and help support the State’s economy to respond to COVID-19.
Support measures have been introduced for:
Find the latest information from the WA Government website: https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-latest-updates
The first thing to do is to reach out and get in contact with us. We understand that these are difficult times.
The City offers an option to pay your rates in smaller amounts over a longer period via direct debit, on a weekly or fortnightly basis for those who are having trouble. This means a small amount of money comes out of your bank each week or fortnight, depending on what suits you best. Payments can commence to coincide when you are paid or when you receive government assistance.
To take advantage of this Smarter Way to Pay, or for more details please contact the City Rates Department on (08) 9257 9999 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ratepayers who hold a full Concession Card ( Age Pension) are able to defer their rates. Please email the team to discuss deferring your rates.
Additionally The State Government has announced a $607 million stimulus package to support WA households and small businesses in the wake of COVID-19. The package includes a freeze on increases to household fees and charges until at least 1 July 2021.
This decision means that Western Australian households won't have to pay more for water in 2020-21 than they do now. If you are having difficulty paying your water or electricity please contact your provider to discuss payment options.
The City of Kalamunda has responded with the following measures now in place:
The City is also working to put a report to Council, with a Special Council Meeting to be held to consider further ways to assist ratepayers and the community manage over the coming months including but not limited to;
Outcomes regarding these suggested measures will be communicated to residents following Council assessment at a Special Council Meeting next month.
Our Ordinary Council Meeting will be held in the Council Chambers in Railway Road, Kalamunda.
The City is utilising webinar software to ensure public participation can be maintained.
All non-essential internal and external face-to-face meetings have been cancelled, with staff encouraging phone or online meetings as an alternative.
The City is currently providing information and referrals for support for local businesses. View the City's business information here
The State Government has also announced a $607 million stimulus package to support WA households and small businesses. This includes $114 million in measures to support Western Australian small and medium businesses.
Small and medium sized businesses affected by COVID-19 can apply to defer payment of 2019-20 payroll tax until July 21, 2020. More information is on the WA Government website
The HWCRC 24/7 gym will remain closed due to the current restrictions however members are welcome to visit Hartfield Park Recreation Centre gym until we review the next Phase of the WA Roadmap.
A revised HPRC group fitness timetable will soon be available on the City of Kalamunda website however follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.