Media Statement – City Update on Easing of Restrictions

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Media Statement – City Update on Easing of Restrictions

CRAIGIE LEISURE CENTRE

Craigie Leisure Centre will reopen to pre-lockdown conditions from Saturday 1 May.

Masks are required to be worn at Craigie Leisure Centre, in accordance with the relevant Directions from the WA Government, however some exemptions are likely to apply in fitness, sports and aquatic settings. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Further details on the recommencement of programs and services can be found at joondalup-leisure.com.au.

For contact tracing purposes, patrons will be required to scan the QR code using the SafeWA app, or sign in using the paper register.

LIBRARIES

The City’s four community libraries resumed normal operating hours on Tuesday 27 April.

All regular Library programs and events will recommence Monday 3 May.

Joondalup Library will be closed for scheduled refurbishment works from Monday 3 May, and will reopen on Monday 24 May.

Works include internal painting of the lending floor, Reference and Local History, and first floor levels, refurbishment of the lending floor public toilets, and a new universal access toilet, small kitchenette and water fountain installed in Reference and Local History.

During the period of closure, Joondalup Library members are encouraged to visit the Duncraig, Whitford and Woodvale Libraries, which will all be open for normal operating hours.

All Joondalup Library member items on loan have been staggered and extended to 24 May and beyond, and the Joondalup Library after-hours chute on Boas Avenue will be open for the duration of the closure. The Libraries 24/7 online resources and eBook service remain in operation.

As with all City of Joondalup facilities, the State Government 2sqm rule on capacity has been applied. Masks are to be worn at all times inside the City’s Libraries and patrons must register their attendance via the SafeWA app or paper form.

ACTIVE RESERVES AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES

Park bookings, including sporting club bookings and regular use of sports floodlighting, recommenced on Tuesday 27 April.

The City’s hireable community facility buildings will reopen on Saturday 1 May. Facility hirers must ensure they remain within the 2sqm State Government capacity limit, as well as ensuring attendees register via the Safe WA app or a paper contact register form, masks are to be worn at all times when indoors and other COVID-19 Terms and Conditions of Hire are adhered to.

PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS

The City’s playgrounds and outdoor gym equipment, the staircase at the Whitfords Nodes Health and Wellbeing Hub, along with tennis courts and the Mirror Park Skate Park (Ocean Reef), MacNaughton Park Skate Park (Kinross) and Shepherds Bush Park pump and jump track (Kingsley) reopened on Tuesday 27 April.

Facility users are also reminded of the need to wear a mask and practice good hygiene before and after using equipment, as well as exercising physical distancing by remaining 1.5m apart from others.

WASTE SERVICES

Kerbside waste collections and processing, hard waste collections and processing and bulk verge green waste collection will all continue as scheduled.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

All of the City’s Community Development and Youth Service programs will re-commence their regular schedules from Monday 3 May. This includes the Community Transport, Youth Truck and RYDE program.

Anyone accessing one of the City’s indoor programs or a vehicle (including Community Transport, the Youth Truck and the RYDE program) will be required to register their attendance by using either the SafeWA app or alternative attendance register, wear a mask and exercise physical distancing.

EMERGE STRONGER

The City of Joondalup’s Emerge Stronger initiative continues to be available as a resource as local communities continue to feel the effects of the Coronavirus emergency.

During this period of isolation and as this situation changes, these initiatives will be updated as collectively work is done toward achieving positive outcomes for the community.

View the Emerge Stronger webpage.

LOCAL BUSINESSES

The City will continue to support businesses through the virtual Business Engagement Program as well as the Joondalup Business Catalogue. To access these services call 9400 4298 or email business@joondalup.wa.gov.au.

The State Government has announced the Small Business Lockdown Assistance Grants program, which provides assistance of $2,000 to small businesses in the Perth and Peel region in industry sectors most severely impacted by the recent three day lockdown and restrictions.

More information is available at the Small Business Development Corporation website.