Phase 2: Restart Mandurah

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The affects of COVID-19 globally are unprecedented and are likely to impact our community for many years to come. Things may not ever go back to how they were before and the significant economic impacts will be felt for some time.

Based on the best health advice for WA and the National Cabinet principles, the City of Mandurah has aligned its effort to:
1. Respond, 2. Restart and 3. Transform Mandurah beyond COVID-19.

At a Special Council Meeting on 12 May, Council endorsed Restart Mandurah which focuses on reigniting Mandurah’s economy during Phase 2, commencing Monday 18 May 2020.

Restart Mandurah has three key initiatives to support the community via rate and fee savings, creating a $5 million COVID Fund, and supporting our businesses with a new Economic Taskforce, local spending and increasing visitors.

1. Rates & Fee Relief - $4.48 million in rate and fee relief

  • 0% residential rate increase
  • 5% business rate decrease
  • 0% increase on fees and charges
  • Rates due date extended to November
  • $170,000 waived inspection fees for food premises and annual licence fees for caravan parks and camping grounds
  • Sporting clubs and groups facility fees waived during closures


2. COVID Restart Fund - $5 million COVID Fund created

  • 15 local projects initiated for local business to tender for and generate local employment
  • Changes to procurement values to make it easier to award local business
  • Support local businesses to adjust to the new rules and try recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • $2 million worth of construction jobs accelerated
  • $2.785 million for other Restart Mandurah initiatives


3. Economic Taskforce & Business Support

  • Support job creation
  • Help local businesses to adjust business models
  • Advocate for long-term economic diversification
  • Connect with education and training
  • $170,000 fee relief
  • Destination promotion to increase visitor numbers and local spending
  • Facilitate investment attraction opportunities

What you can do

Now, more than ever, it’s important that we stick together for our community’s wellbeing. Many members of our community are facing significant financial and mental wellbeing stress.

This is a time for spending money locally, stay connected, helping others in need, and playing an active part in Mandurah’s recovery.

  • Buy local
  • Get involved with community groups like sporting clubs, residents' associations, and school P&Cs
  • Volunteer
  • Check in with your neighbours
  • Be an advocate for our beautiful city
  • Share your positive stories below


If we all do our bit, Mandurah will not only get through this, but we will build a stronger and more resilient future.

The affects of COVID-19 globally are unprecedented and are likely to impact our community for many years to come. Things may not ever go back to how they were before and the significant economic impacts will be felt for some time.

Based on the best health advice for WA and the National Cabinet principles, the City of Mandurah has aligned its effort to:
1. Respond, 2. Restart and 3. Transform Mandurah beyond COVID-19.

At a Special Council Meeting on 12 May, Council endorsed Restart Mandurah which focuses on reigniting Mandurah’s economy during Phase 2, commencing Monday 18 May 2020.

Restart Mandurah has three key initiatives to support the community via rate and fee savings, creating a $5 million COVID Fund, and supporting our businesses with a new Economic Taskforce, local spending and increasing visitors.

1. Rates & Fee Relief - $4.48 million in rate and fee relief

  • 0% residential rate increase
  • 5% business rate decrease
  • 0% increase on fees and charges
  • Rates due date extended to November
  • $170,000 waived inspection fees for food premises and annual licence fees for caravan parks and camping grounds
  • Sporting clubs and groups facility fees waived during closures


2. COVID Restart Fund - $5 million COVID Fund created

  • 15 local projects initiated for local business to tender for and generate local employment
  • Changes to procurement values to make it easier to award local business
  • Support local businesses to adjust to the new rules and try recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • $2 million worth of construction jobs accelerated
  • $2.785 million for other Restart Mandurah initiatives


3. Economic Taskforce & Business Support

  • Support job creation
  • Help local businesses to adjust business models
  • Advocate for long-term economic diversification
  • Connect with education and training
  • $170,000 fee relief
  • Destination promotion to increase visitor numbers and local spending
  • Facilitate investment attraction opportunities

What you can do

Now, more than ever, it’s important that we stick together for our community’s wellbeing. Many members of our community are facing significant financial and mental wellbeing stress.

This is a time for spending money locally, stay connected, helping others in need, and playing an active part in Mandurah’s recovery.

  • Buy local
  • Get involved with community groups like sporting clubs, residents' associations, and school P&Cs
  • Volunteer
  • Check in with your neighbours
  • Be an advocate for our beautiful city
  • Share your positive stories below


If we all do our bit, Mandurah will not only get through this, but we will build a stronger and more resilient future.

  • Community Resilience Scorecard

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    about 2 months ago

    We know the impact of COVID-19 on our community & globally has been significant.

    Communities across 139 local government areas are joining up to create a map of wellbeing and resilience levels.

    Join the biggest collaboration in WA - complete a Community Resilience Scorecard today at https://fal.cn/38vXc

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  • Mandurah Community COVID-19 Update 5

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    about 2 months ago

    Check out our recent Community COVID-19 Update - Number 5, click here https://fal.cn/38xob

    To sign up to receive the regular email updates, click here: https://fal.cn/38xoa

    For more information about Phase 2: Restart Mandurah, click here: https://fal.cn/38xo9

    Great work supporting each other Mandurah! Stay informed and keep physical distance!

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  • We Have A Winner - What a Local Legend!

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    2 months ago

    Announced live on Coast Live, Megan Reynolds is the WA Day Local Legend winner!

    The manager of Food Bank Peel, Megan was nominated by her husband Scott for helping those in need during COVID.

    Demand for help from Food Bank surged, but much of their volunteer base was not permitted to leave home, as they are over 70.

    Megan stepped up and worked 14 hour days distributing emergency relief at Food Bank, and then came home to work online sourcing more food from retailers. She put her family in second place to help others in need during this time.

    A big thank you to all our Local Legends - our community is forever grateful!

    On WA Day Megan and 10 friends attended a live concert at Redmanner Waterfront Restaurant featuring local musicians from Bleeding Ear Music, supported by the City of Mandurah and Coast FM.

    If you missed it make sure to check out the video of the live WA Day Concert!

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  • Reflections | COVID-19

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    2 months ago

    Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah & Mandurah Museum are calling on all talented local artists to create works of art for our re-opening exhibition - REFLECTIONS | COVID-19.

    How would you visually express this extraordinary global crisis?

    Find out more information and apply at www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/facilities/casm/exhibitions

    We can’t wait to see your creative reflections of recent times!

    Applications close Friday 12 June at 4pm.

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  • Projects & Initiatives for Youth

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    2 months ago

    As we Restart Mandurah, there are plenty of projects & initiatives underway!

    Check out this video for a sample of some of the exciting things coming together for our youngsters in Mandurah

    There's outdoor spaces to play, train, skate & explore. But let's not forget the support services & resources available if needed.

    While there's tons of fun things you can do when you're young, it can also be challenging, especially with the uncertainty created by COVID-19. To help, we've created an online Youth Support Guide with a list of useful services that are there to help.

    Young people are our future & our future is looking bright as we Restart Mandurah together!

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  • Mandurah Community COVID-19 Update 4

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    2 months ago
    Check out our recent Community COVID-19 Update - Number 4, click here https://fal.cn/38iSS

    To sign up to receive the regular email updates, click here: https://fal.cn/38iSR

    For more information about Phase 2: Restart Mandurah, click here: https://fal.cn/38iSQ

    Great work supporting each other Mandurah! Stay informed and keep physical distance!

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  • Community Updates

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    3 months ago

    As an emergency response to COVID-19 the City of Mandurah invited residents to sign up to an ongoing Community COVID-19 Update eNewsletter. So far three updates have been shared updating the community on the local response to COVID-19.

    Catch up on the latest update, Mandurah Community COVID-19 Update 3 shared on Friday 15 May 2020.

    If you missed the previous updates you can view them here:

    Mandurah Community COVID-19 Update 2

    Mandurah Community COVID-19 Update 1

    Sign up for regular updates now to ensure you stay up to date.

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  • Reopening one step at a time

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    3 months ago

    From Monday 18 May some City facilities will start to reopen in accordance with Phase 2 easing of restrictions and Government guidelines.

    Download City's Facility Operations for information on which facilities are reopening and changes to services.

    Visit mandurah.wa.gov.au/reopen to stay up to date with ongoing changes.

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  • Mayor Rhys Williams Live on Facebook

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    3 months ago

    Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams delivered a presentation on Restart Mandurah: opening for 'socially-distant' business post COVID-19 live on Facebook.

    Visit the City of Mandurah Facebook to view the video and download the presentation slides to find out more.

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