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 COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Our Commitment to Your Safety and Wellbeing

The safety, health and wellbeing of our local community is our top priority. The spread of COVID-19 across communities will naturally have an impact on everyone. We are committed to making informed and objective decisions regarding City services, facilities and events based on the latest information available from the Department of Health’s COVID-19 Alerts.

Please use these resources below and refer frequently to the latest news to keep informed about what is happening in your community. This page will be updated regularly with new developments and advice.




We've launched the BeConnectedBelmont COVID-19 resource hub for our community members during COVID-19.

On these pages you will find a range of information, activities, and resources designed to keep you up-to-date with your local area, as well as opportunities to provide feedback to the City.
 
Find out about community. business, library, health and wellbeing, safety, support services and volunteering. The City wants to support our local businesses during these tough times - and you can too!


The City has established the Belmont Community Care Hotline for residents and businesses seeking assistance or support during COVID-19. Our supportive team are available to connect you with wide range of Council and local support services, if and when you need us. The hotline is available on 9477 7148 or community.care@belmont.wa.gov.au 8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday.


LATEST NEWS


News update: 22 May 2020

The City’s Civic Centre reopened to the public on Monday 25 May 2020! You’re now able to visit us in person for information services and enquiries, application processing and processing of payments and fees.

To ensure that we can deliver services as safely as possible to protect our community and staff we have made the following changes:
  • Revised opening hours of 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Limits of 7 patrons at a time in the customer service area.
  • Strict physical distancing and hygiene measures will be in place.
  • One on one services such as Justice of the Peace and resume writing remain cancelled until further notice.
Our helpful customer service staff remain contactable on 9477 7222 or via belmont@belmont.com.au. 

News update: 1 May 2020

The City of Belmont unanimously voted, at its first electronic Ordinary Council meeting on 28 April, in support of a zero per cent increase in rate revenue for the 2020-2021 financial year.

Councillors also voted in favour of a raft of additional financial assistance measures aimed at alleviating some of the financial burden being faced by residents, business and clubs in light of COVID-19, many of which will take effect immediately.

“COVID-19 is potentially the biggest challenge our City has faced in most of our lifetimes and we want the people of Belmont to know that we are endeavouring to help and do whatever we can to assist the community,” Mayor Marks said.

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Council Meetings

Due to the State of Emergency declared in Western Australia on 15 March 2020 and the subsequent government directives with regard to public gatherings, Agenda Briefing Forums, Ordinary and, if required, Special Council Meetings will be held by electronic means only. The public are unable to attend the meetings and for the meetings to be considered open to the public, the minutes of the meetings will be available on the City's website as soon as practicable after the meeting to meet the requirements of Regulation 14E(e)(b)(i) of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996.

Audio recordings of the Ordinary Council Meeting will continue to be published on the website at the same time as the publication of the unconfirmed Minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting.

The Civic Centre is currently closed to the public. Public submissions and deputations for an Agenda Briefing Forum should be submitted electronically before noon on the business day prior to the Agenda Briefing Forum..  Public Questions should be submitted electronically before noon on the business day prior to the Ordinary Council Meeting.

All Submissions, Deputations and Public Questions are to be sent to Belmont@belmont.wa.gov.au on the appropriate form (Please see Attending Meetings for further information).   

 
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