City Prepares to Reopen Facilities, including Playgrounds and Skate Parks From 6 June

04 June 2020 12:33 PM

In line with the WA Government’s COVID-19 Phase 3 easing of restrictions, the City of Kalamunda will reopen a range of community and public recreation facilities from Saturday, 6 June.

Mayor Margaret Thomas said the move to the next stage of the WA Roadmap sees playgrounds and skate parks become available for public use in accordance with social distancing requirements.

“Council is pleased to be able to reopen these facilities in accordance with directions from the WA Health Department but strict social distancing and hygiene practice standards will remain in place,” Cr Thomas said.

“We are expecting the community to do their bit by continuing to observe social distancing and enhanced hygiene practices.”

Cr Thomas said the local community has done a great job to date in minimising the impacts of COVID-19 in the region to date. “I encourage you all to keep up the good work so what we have achieved over the last few months is not lost,”

“Playgrounds can be used from the 6 June, with staff progressively removing barriers from equipment and parks. Parents are reminded of the recommendations regarding regular washing of hands before and after interactions.”

“We will also see Community Halls and venues for hire able to reopen, and we have commenced taking bookings for facilities where required. Libraries are operational, with the latest restrictions increasing numbers at each of the venues.”

“Sporting codes are kicking back up, with many excited to return to their winter sports. The Hartfield Park Recreation Centre will also reopen on Monday 15 June, which is very exciting.”

“Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre is expected to reopen in July, with refurbishments currently underway. When it does reopen all of the necessary maximum numbers will be taken into account.”

“The Zig Zag Gallery will also reopen in the coming weeks, with the program being reinstated and exhibitions finalised, following the cancellation of exhibitions during the COVID restrictions.”

Local businesses are reminded to complete a COVID Safety Plan, prior to reopening, to ensure they lessen risks, in line with current health advice. Premises that opened during Phase 2 should update their COVID Safety Plans accordingly.

For up-to-date details on the WA State Government’s response to COVID-19 including FAQs about the Phase 3 easing of restrictions, visit: www.wa.gov.au.

More information on the City’s ongoing work to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 can be found here, alternatively call (08) 9257 9999, email enquries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au or visit the City’s Administration Building during business hours at 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda.

© City of Kalamunda 2020