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Update 15 May 2020

Following on from recent announcements made by the State Government in relation to phase two of the state’s roadmap to easing COVID-19 restrictions a number of Shire facilities will be reopened on the 18 May with operational and safety measures in place.

ADMINISTRATION OFFICE - Open Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm
The Shire Administration Office will reopen on Monday 18 May for face to face customer service.
In the interest of staff and public safety we ask you to consider the following when visiting the Shire Administration Office:

  • Maximum of 3 persons. Please wait outside if there are three people in the waiting area.
  • Sanitise. Hand sanitiser is provided for application on entry and exit.
  • Sign In. All visitors are required to sign in upon entry.
  • Maintain 1.5m distance between other members of the public and staff. Please do not feel offended if you are asked to distance yourself.
  • Meetings. If you would like to meet with a member of staff, we encourage you to phone ahead to arrange a meeting prior to your arrival.
  • Payments. Cashless payment is preferred or payments can be made over the phone with a credit/debit card, online via BPay on our website. 
  • Do not enter if you are feeling unwell or have travelled overseas in the last 14 days.

The Customer Service Team and staff are still be available via phone on 9780 4200 and email at shire@donnybrook.wa.gov.au to assist with any enquiries that you may have.
We are committed to continue service delivery during this time and we thank you for your cooperation.

TRANSIT PARKS
Donnybrook and Balingup Transit Parks are now open. Visit Transit Parks for more information.

COMMUNITY LIBRARY
The Donnybrook and Balingup Community Library will reopen on Monday 18 May with revised opening hours. Visit the Library Services for more information.

DONNYBROOK RECREATION CENTRE
The Donnybrook Recreation Centre Team is busy with preparations to reopen the Centre following phase 2 of WA’s roadmap to ease Covid-19 restrictions. The Donnybrook Recreation Centre will remain closed, operating hours will be revised and an announcement on the reopening date will be advised next week. Visit Donnybrook Recreation Centre for more information.

PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS 
Playgrounds and skate parks remain closed as part of State Government Restrictions and will be considered in Phase 3.

PUBLIC TOILETS AND BBQS 
Public Toilets and BBQs that were previously closed are now available for use.
Toilets and BBQs at the Apple Fun Park and Vin Farley Park will remain closed.

COMMUNITY HALLS
The Shire Community Development team is currently completing COVID Safety Plans for its community halls and facilities. If you have any further queries regarding the opening of these facilities, please contact the Community Development Team on 9780 4200.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PHASE 2 - EASING OF RESTRICTIONS


VIEW THE COVID-19 SHIRE RECOVERY PLAN

STATE RECOVERY RESPONSE COVID-19 - GOVERNMENT SUPPORT MEASURES (Department of Fire and Emergency Services)

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATES FROM DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - WA

SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK BALINGUP COUNCIL APPROVES COVID19 FINANCIAL HARDSHIP POLICY

FEDERAL: ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA

STATE: ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE WEST AUSTRALIAN STATE GOVERNMENT

LOCAL: INFORMATION UPDATES AND NEWS FROM THE SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK BALINGUP


TRAVEL ADVICE

WA BORDER CONTROL AND PROHIBITION OF REGIONAL TRAVEL
The WA Government will implement new restrictions and arrival requirements to travel to Western Australia from other Australian States and Territories — by road, rail, air and sea — in response to COVID-19.

Prohibition on Regional Travel also came into effect at midnight 31 March, 2020. VIEW THE LATEST UPDATES TO BORDER CONTROL.

Do you have questions about COVID-19 or regional travel restrictions?
Call 13 26843 (13 COVID) - 7am-10pm seven days a week (WA Police).

DOWNLOAD THE G2G PASS APPLICATION FOR TRAVEL EXEMPTION


ASSISTANCE

INFORMATION FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
Small business owners are encouraged to contact the Small Business Development Commission for practical information and guidance in relation to business disruption arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Shire of Donnybrook Balingup is asking local businesses to complete the Economic Response Business Information Survey. This survey will help the Shire gain an understanding of the issues local businesses are facing now and in the future due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

INFORMATION FOR INDIVIDUALS AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS
Centrelink have provided information and services to help you if you’re affected by (COVID-19).

INFORMATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Resources are available if you are feeling distressed or concerned about your mental health.


SHIRE FACILITIES

SHIRE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
Shire Administration Building In the interest of staff and public safety, the Office will be closed for face to face enquiries. The Customer Service Team will still be available to assist via phone on 9780 4200 and email via shire@donnybrook.wa.gov.au

Rates payments can be made online via the Shire website or over the phone on 9780 4200. The Donnybrook Bendigo Bank will providing customers the opportunity to deposit rates payments only, direct into the Shire bank account. This service is for customers that pay via cash (cheques will also be accepted). PLEASE NOTE: Payments will only be accepted if the customer has their rates notice so that the assessment number can be referenced.

BALINGUP AND DONNYBROOK LIBRARY
Effective immediately and until further notice, the Donnybrook and Balingup Community Libraries are closed along with the Homebound service. Staff are still available on email and phone, however please note these hours are reduced.

DONNYBROOK RECREATION CENTRE
The Donnybrook Recreation Centre is closed until further notice. Centre staff are still available on email and phone.

TRANSIT PARKS CLOSED
Donnybrook and Balingup Transit Parks are closed for public use.

INFORMATION FOR BACKPACKERS
Useful contact information and links from the South West Development Commission