COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Disclaimer – this information is considered valid as at the date of publication (shown above). Updates will be provided as, and when, relevant information becomes available.

Shire Administration Office

In the interest of community and staff health, the Shire Administration Office will close at 12noon, Thursday 26th March, until further notice. Staff will continue to work from the Administration Office and community members are encouraged to phone or email with any enquiries or service request.

Department of Transport

Payments can be made over the phone to Shire staff or online payments for some transactions may be made online at https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/licencing

Shire Staff can also assist with Department of Transport enquiries by phone or email.

Public Buildings

Sports Complex – closed (key holders are requested to return keys as soon as possible).
Swimming Pool – closed for the season.
The Buff (Mukinbudin Gym) – closed
Memorial Hall – closed
Mukinbudin Library – closed

Mukinbudin Library

Despite the Library being closed to the public, community members are welcome to request up to eight books which can be borrowed under their name and left on the Admin front verandah for collection. Townsite residents may request a free of charge delivery.

Some options for audible book borrowings are as follows:

• Borrow Box – free (need a Library card)
• Overdrive (Libby) – free (need a Library card)
• Audible stories – currently free for children/youth books

Please contact the Shire Office if you require assistance with accessing any of these options.

Caravan Park

The Mukinbudin Caravan Park is closed until further notice from 12noon Thursday 26th March.

Public Toilets

Public toilets remain open. The Shire has increased cleaning services at public toilets to enhance sanitisation and the potential spread of the virus.

Playgrounds

Following a decision made by national health authorities, all Playgrounds in the Shire of Mukinbudin are closed to further restrict interaction to try and stop the spread of the coronavirus. This includes the Lion's Park, Sports Complex playground and the basketball/netball courts. At this stage, open spaces remain open. However, the Shire would like to reiterate social distancing advice from relevant health departments, where people are advised to stay 2 metres away from each other and avoid physical contact such as handshakes.

Major Projects

At this stage, the Shire of Mukinbudin major projects are progressing. The Boodie Rats construction is scheduled to arrive late-May and the two GROH houses are continuing although proposed Regional travel bans may impede these projects. The Roads program will continue as planned for in the 2019/2020 Annual Budget.

Rates

The Shire of Mukinbudin is committed to providing services to the community that are delivered through ratepayer money, therefore rates are still required to be paid in full and on time.

Waste Management

Avon Waste will continue to collect household and recycling waste and the Tip is open.

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Dirk Sellenger
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER