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.