Coronavirus Update – 24 March 2020

Coronavirus Update – 24 March 2020

As the COVID-19 environment has continued to change, it is important that the City of Nedlands continues 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 have implemented further operational changes based on the latest information provided by the Australian Government and medical authorities:            

  • City administration office will be closed to public access as of 5pm Tuesday 24 March 2020.
  • Nedlands Library and Mt Claremont Library are closed from 2pm on 23 March 2020.
  • Tresillian Arts Centre closed at midday on 23 March 2020.
  • All City facilities for hire are now closed. This includes all public halls, pavilions and community centres.  Open areas are still available to the public to access.
  • Council meeting being held on the 24 March 2020 at Adam Armstrong Pavilion is cancelled and deferred till next week.  This meeting will be online. Date and time are yet to be confirmed. 
  • Future council meetings will be held online, more details to come.
  • 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 Community Care – we are implementing changes based on recommendations by the Department of Health to ensure the long term health and wellbeing of our elderly clients.

In addition to the latest changes, we still want to remind you of the other operational changes implemented last week:

  • Community members who have travelled in the last 14 days are not permitted to visit City facilities and should self-isolate as per Government instructions.
  • 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.
  • Major events have been cancelled and smaller gatherings are being held based on the latest government recommendations.
  • Online facilities continue to be available to the community via our website. 
  • Waste Management Services – rubbish collections and other waste management services continue to operate as usual
  • Parks and other open spaces – these remain open but we remind people to remember social distancing recommendations by the Government when in a public area.
  • Infrastructure maintenance – business as usual

 Local Governments and member of the public are encouraged to go to online resources for up-to-date information, as outlined below: