We are closely following the advice of State and Federal Governments to ensure we are part of a coordinated approach to deal with COVID-19. The City took a staged approach to reopening and will continue to follow advice as further phases are announced.
History of changes
From Monday 18 May:
- Cannington Library opens
- Bookings for indoor and outdoor community facilities are open.
From Monday 25 May:
- the customer service counter at the Administration Building is open (no cash accepted)
- all public BBQs are available to be used
- group bookings can be made at Canning River Eco Education Centre.
From Friday 29 May:
- Riverton and Willetton Libraries will open with changes to opening hours
From Saturday 6 June:
- Willetton Skate Park, Kent St BMX Track, outdoor gyms and all playgrounds open
From Monday 8 June:
- Cannington and Riverton Leisureplexes will partially reopen for pools, gym, wellness suite, group fitness and more
- Willetton, Riverton and Cannington Libraries can accommodate more people.
From Tuesday 9 June:
- Council Meetings held in person at the Civic and Administration Centre, with numbers limited.
From Monday 15 June:
- Bentley Library reopens with modified opening hours.
From Saturday 27 June:
- Leisureplexes are no longer restricting the amount of members coming into the centres. The only requirement is to allow a minimum of 2sqm of space per person in all areas of the facility.
- The Wellness Suites and meeting rooms may need to have a capacity limit due to their size and the 2sqm per person requirement.
- Groups can commence booking the functions rooms, meeting rooms and pool areas.
- More group fitness classes will be released each week.
From Monday 29 June:
- All visitor restrictions to our libraries have ceased and normal library programming will start to be reintroduced, including onsite Storytime and Rhymetime.
From Monday 20 July:
- Swimming lessons, school in-term lessons (run by the Department of Education) and private lessons recommence
Some of our services may be modified.
We understand this has been a difficult and uncertain time for everybody. The City has launched a community-focused initiative called Connect in Canning that links residents impacted by COVID-19 with support and services to get them through this difficult time, connect neighbours and keep community spirit high.
Staying active is very important to mental health so to assist our community in keeping active we are extending the time lights are on in our parks and reserves (that have lighting). We ask that people getting out and about are mindful of physical distancing.
Lights will be on 5.30pm to 9pm daily at:
- Woodford Reserve
- Hossack Park
- Wyong Reserve
- Willetton Reserve
- Burrendah Park, both north and south
- Centenary Park
- Clifton Park
- Riverton Reserve
- Prendwick Park
- Canning Vale Oval
- Queens Park Oval
- Coker Park
- Shelley Oval
- Thomas Moore Reserve
- Ferndale Oval
The City has launched a community-focused initiative called Connect in Canning that links residents impacted by COVID-19 with support and services to get them through this difficult time, connect neighbours and keep community spirit high.
Canning residents can sign up to be a Community Connector to help others most in need. The City will provide Community Connectors with resources, information and practical support.
Residents can also reach out for assistance. Please email email@example.com
To learn more about how we're supporting our community through this crisis, visit www.connectincanning.com.au
The City of Canning Council has endorsed a COVID-19 relief package amounting to more than $16 million to support the Canning community now, and on the road to recovery.
Key highlights of the package include:
- financial hardship policy for ratepayers suffering hardship to be able to pause payments and set up alternate payment arrangements
- no increase in rate revenue collected by the City
- delay of the first quarterly rates instalment due date to November 2020
- no increase in the waste service fee, transfer station fees, or the security charge
- deferral of any new underground power charges for 12 months
- waiving of inspection fees for food businesses
- rental abatements for those renting City owned premises
- funding for the Connect in Canning project to help connect vulnerable people to support
- capital projects brought forward that stimulate the local economy, create jobs and keep people in work
- the City is committed to paying small and medium business suppliers within 14 days
- other initiatives to stimulate local business and assist in the recovery process developed in consultation with local businesses and the community.
Council has also endorsed new Resilience Grants available to local not-for-profit organisations, unincorporated groups, and small businesses to help them deal with the impact of COVID-19 or shift activities onto online platforms.
For more details on the COVID-19 relief package, click here
Due to a rates freeze as part of a $16.5 million COVID-19 relief package, the City will collect the same total amount of rates revenue as last year. Learn more. The City has asked the community for submissions on proposed rates in the dollar and minimum rates charges for the 2020/21 financial year. The proposed rates are based on planned projects and services the City will deliver to the community in 2020-2021. Submissions can be made online, via email or by mail before 5pm, Monday 13 July.
At the April 30 Special Council Meeting Council endorsed rental abatements for those renting City owned premises. For more details on the COVID-19 relief package, click here
Yes, all small businesses will be paid within 14 days.
On 11 April the State Government issued an exemption notice for local planning approvals to support the COVID-19 response. These exemptions give greater flexibility, speed and co-ordination across the planning and development system.
The Notice provides a blanket two-year extension to be granted for all current development approvals to assist job-creating projects. It removes the requirement for planning approval across a number of essential local community services
and ensures restaurants and cafes can easily change their businesses to takeaway only.
These exemptions are in place for temporary situations only, so brick-and-mortar applications are not included and the usual approvals will need to be sought in most instances within 90 days of the lifting of the State of Emergency.
The exemptions apply to individual proponents and local government across Western Australia. For more information visit www.dplh.wa.gov.au/notice-of-exemptions