Coronavirus Update - 31 March 2020

Coronavirus Update - 31 March 2020

As the COVID-19 environment has continued to change, the City of Nedlands will continue to keep residents, rate payers and community members informed on how we are managing this situation during these challenging times.

In the interests of maintaining a safe working environment for everyone across the City we continue to implement further operational changes based on the latest information provided by the Australian Government and medical authorities:    

  • All playgrounds are now closed.
  • All exercise (gym) stations are now closed.
  • The Bike Pump Trail is now closed.
  • Council Meetings will be held online with community attendance via livestream only. You can find more information and the links to the livestream here
  • Parking: In an effort to support City residents during the COVID-19 situation, the City is changing the time limitations of parking in and around QEII Hospital.  Any parking with a 2 hour restriction is now extended to 4 hours. 
    Note - infringements will remain the same for areas designated No Standing or No Parking to ensure ongoing safety of the public.
  • Nedlands Affinity Club (Positive Ageing Activities): Weekly activities offered in the programme, both at Dalkeith & Mt Claremont have been suspended. Further information, contact positiveageing@nedlands.wa.gov.au or 9386 6170.

In addition to the above, the following areas remain open to the public but social distancing must be maintained when using them and no more than two people can congregate while accessing them. 
These locations will continue to be monitored by our Rangers:

  • Carrington Dog Park.
  • All Parks and Reserves in the City remain open to informal activity.

The following services are also still operational as advised in previous updates:

  • Online facilities continue to be available to the community via our website including online payments 
  • Waste Management Services: rubbish collections and other waste management services continue to operate as usual
  • Infrastructure maintenance: business as usual
  • Capital works: business as usual
  • Rangers: Rangers are still available and operating as usual. 
  • Planning Services: Planning applications can be emailed to council@nedlands.wa.gov.au. If you require planning advice, please call our Customer Service team as we are no longer offering a face-to-face planning service at our front counter.  Meetings will be scheduled, if possible, at a venue that ensures social distancing recommendations of 1.5 metres can be maintained.  
  • Building Services: The City is accepting building permit applications via three methods depending upon the size of your electronic application. Via our online 'dropbox style' portal, via USB device or via email. For more information visit our Building Services page.
  • City employees have been given the capacity to work remotely to ensure business continuity as this health issue continues to evolve.

For information regarding other facility closures across the City, please refer to the update from 27 March 2020.

Thanks for your co-operation and patience while we continue to manage this health pandemic for the continued wellbeing of everyone in the City. 
We also remind you that if you observe any persons not complying to self-isolation or you have concerns about non-compliance to mass gatherings in your area, these should be directed to the following Police number - 131 444. 

Members of the public are encouraged to access the latest Government updates as outlined below:

  • The Coronavirus Australia app is now available to download from the Apple App Store and on Google Play.

  • State Government Coronavirus Page – includes the WA Government Pandemic Plan 

  • Commonwealth Department of Health – contains a number of fact sheets to answer the many questions that are currently being asked by the broader community.  

  • HealthyWA website - has information on COVID clinics and current advice.  

The City has also been advised that Ethnolink have launched Australia’s only dedicated multilingual resource library dedicated to COVID-19 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Multilingual Resource Library. 
There are currently 18 languages available from Health authorities at Federal, State and Global levels.