The State Government has declared a Public Health Emergency, Human Biosecurity Emergency and a State of Emergency for Western Australia

How we’re responding

We’re monitoring developments relating to COVID-19 daily and assessing any potential impact on Shire services.  Our Local Emergency Management Arrangements and business continuity plans have been activated.

On 29 May 2020, the State Government announced Phase 3 of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, with the result that the Shire has modified its response.

Full details of the State Government’s announcement can be viewed here.

Update 5 June 2020

Residents are advised that from Saturday 6 June 2020, all playgrounds and skate parks will reopen to the public. 

The shire will continue to regularly disinfect all equipment, however patrons should consider the following:

  • Stay home if you are unwell: even if you don’t think you could have COVID-19.
  • All users have a responsibility for their personal hygiene and physical distancing
  • The maximum capacity of each facility has been calculated on the new 2m2 ruling. If the facility is crowded, consider coming at another time.
  • Physical distancing should be observed where possible, mainly for those who are using the area surrounding the playground or skate park (i.e. parents watching their children)
  • A reminder to wash hands/use sanitiser before, during and after using any shared public equipment or facilities
  • Users are encouraged to limit extended stays – i.e. ‘Enjoy and leave’, limit your usage to 1 hour

 

The following arrangements were put in place on 10 May 2020:

The Administration offices are open to the public Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 4.00pm.  The Broomehill office is closed from 12 noon – 1.00pm daily.  Please be aware social distancing measures are in place, and hand sanitiser is available for customer’s use.  If you are unwell, please reschedule your visit for another day as we may not be able to assist you or you may be asked to leave the building.

Department of Transport: 

A large number of Department of Transport transactions are able to be completed online via the Department’s website https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/licensing/licensing.asp and we still encourage customers to refer to this site initially, or phone Department of Transport on 13 11 56.  If your transaction is complicated or you are unable to access the website, Shire licensing officers are able to complete your transaction.

Department of Transport has advised that practical driving assessments have recommenced.  Department of Transport staff will make contact with local residents who had their bookings postponed, to reschedule.  If you wish to book a PDA please call the Tambellup Office on 9825 3555. At this time bookings are not available for people whose residential address is outside the Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup. 

Please contact the Department of Transport on 13 11 56 for more information. 

Payment of accounts by EFTPOS or online is preferred. 

Council Meetings:

Council meetings will be held at the Tambellup Community Pavilion until further notice.  The Pavilion provides a larger meeting space where social distancing can be maintained.  The next meeting, to be held on Thursday 18 June 2020, will commence at 4.30pm, and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Shire Facilities:

The Broomehill and Tambellup Public Libraries have reopened, with measures in place to minimise the risk of virus transmission.  Patrons are advised that social distancing will be maintained, with strict limits on the number of people who can be in the libraries at one time.  Hand sanitiser is available at the front counters. Books being returned will be quarantined for a period of 24 hours, before being returned to the shelves. Again, if you are unwell, you are requested to delay your visit to the library until you are well.

The Town Halls are available for events. Hirers are asked to ensure that current restrictions on the number of people at the event are complied with (currently 100 people for an inside event) and that social distancing of one person per 2m2 can be maintained.

 The public toilets in Holland Park, Diprose Park and Norrish St are open.

 The Broomehill Caravan Park has reopened.

Waste and Recycling:

Waste and recycling collections:  at this time these will continue as normal.  In the event of Warren Blackwood Waste being unable to deliver this service, the Shire has alternative arrangements in place.  We will advise the community if there is any disruption to waste and recycling collections.

At this time the Waste Transfer Stations will be open as normal, with all attendees to observe strict hygiene and social distancing requirements.

Help and Support

Broomehill Tambellup Connect

The Tambellup Community Resource Centre has initiated a local support service.  Please check out their Facebook page ‘Broomehill-Tambellup Connect’, or phone the CRC on 9825 1177 if you would like to register to assist vulnerable residents, or if you require assistance during self-isolation.

Working from home?

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has compiled a factsheet of tips to protect your work and household cyber security while working from home.  Click here for more information.

Australian Government support measures

Click here for more information on support measures implemented by the Australian Government.

Other useful inks

Health Direct

Centrelink

Mental health wellbeing  

Staying strong through these challenging times can be tough – some links that might be useful:

My Services online directory   

Beyond Blue   

Kids Helpline