Welcome to the Shire of Nannup

Community Update - COVID19 Information

Our community is working together to get through these uncertain times.

Please refer below for information on how you can continue to access essential services and how we as a community can continue to support our local businesses, and each other.

For the latest advice from the WA Government, please refer to https://www.wa.gov.au/government/coronavirus-covid-19

For the latest information and advice from the WA Department of Health, please refer to https://www.facebook.com/HealthyWA

Business Response – Accessing Shopping, Food and other Services

Support our local businesses during these unprecedented tough times!

As some businesses are differing from their usual practices and people facing isolation or social distancing. The Shire of Nannup is encouraging residents to support their local businesses during these extremely difficult times.

To provide any updates to the above , or you are a business in Nannup, not listed, who can provide alternative options to access your services, please contact Nicole Botica, Economic and Community Development Officer on ecdo@nannup.wa.gov.au.

Business Resources: https://www.business.gov.au/Risk-management/Emergency-management/Coronavirus-information-and-support-for-business

Any business operator that needs social or emotional support during these extremely stressful times are encouraged to contact Louise Stokes on 08 9756 1276 behalf of Red Cross.

Shire Response – Operations and Services

The Shire is striving to minimise service disruption during these times with the primary focus being the health and safety of our community and staff. We continue to monitor the advice received from the Department of Health and will make decisions based on this advice.

Shire Administration

In order to minimise the risk to staff the decision was made to close all public access to places of work, this includes the Works Depot and Administration Building until further notice.

Other than being closed to the public, the Shire is operating business as usual. To get in contact, please phone 08 9756 1018 or email nannup@nannup.wa.gov.au

Monthly Ordinary Meeting of Council

We are working towards having our Monthly Ordinary Meeting of Council online and livestreamed to the community through our website. This will enable us to keep progressing the many important initiatives in Nannup whilst maintaining the safety and health of the Community, Councilor’s and Staff. Please keep an eye out on the Shire’s website for these live streaming Council meetings.

Prohibited Burning Period Extended

The Shire of Nannup Prohibited Burning Period has been extended until further notice. This is a direction from the State Government Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) as a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak.

The Shire of Nannup will also be revoking all active permits and not issuing any new permits effective immediately.

The Shire of Nannup supports the State Government’s decision as it will reduce the risk of bushfire and reduce the unnecessary deployment of valuable resources such as Volunteer Brigades & Emergency Services Personnel.

Local Emergency Management

The Shire of Nannup is working closely with local stakeholders via the Local Emergency Management Committee to keep updated and informed as the current situation evolves.

Closed Facilities and Services

There are a number of temporary closures following Federal Governments advice, therefore the following facilities and services are closed;

  • Recreation Centre
    The Nannup Recreation Centre is currently closed until further notice as part of the Federal Governments advice.
  • Town Halls
    All Town Halls in Nannup are currently closed until further notice as part of the Federal Governments advice.
  • Public Toilets
    Public toilets located behind the Administration building on Adam Street and at the foreshore are currently closed until further notice.
  • Playgrounds and Skate Parks
    All Playgrounds and the Skate Park in Nannup are currently closed until further notice as part of the Federal Governments advice.
  • Library Services
    The Nannup Library are currently closed until further notice as part of the Federal Governments advice.

Below are some digital resources that are accessible from your home;

Western Australia Public Libraries Digital Service http://wapldmc.lib.overdrive.com
Borrow Box is available, please call the Shire on 9756 1018 for assistance and set up
Children to tweens digital books https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
Go to Nannup Public Library Facebook page for updates and activities.

What else have we been up to and are planning for when this is all over

What has the Shire been up too

  • Enacting its Business Continuity Planning.
  • Held an initial Local Emergency Management Committee meeting.
  • Working with Members of Parliament to secure food supplies to Nannup.
  • Working with Members of Parliament to secure Silver Chain services to Nannup.
  • Working hard to procure bulk hand sanitiser for the Nannup community.
  • Helping our local police relating to incidents relating to the 14-day quarantine.
  • Establishing processes alongside Red Cross to identify the vulnerable and connect them with others who can help.
  • Calling local businesses to check-in how they are going.
  • Working on alternative online library packages for our community.
  • Encouraging residents to ring as a check-in on one another.
  • Preparing a Community Relief Package for our community and ratepayers.
  • Planning an advertising campaign to get people back to our region when this is all over.
  • Encouraging everyone to buy local and support our local businesses in any way they possibly can.
  • Encouraging everyone to practice good hygiene practices in alignment with Government Advice and closing facilities accordingly to protect our local community.
  • Encouraging visitors not to come to Nannup during these times.
  • Continuing to progress our Council projects.
  • Maintaining business as usual in our Administration and Works teams, just not open to the public, the Shire is contactable anytime during normal business hours by calling 9756 1018 or emailing nannup@nannup.wa.gov.au

When this is all over

  • Working with Council on the responsible spend of the $1m Drought Funding Program to help our community during and after this crisis.
  • Planning an advertising campaign to get people back to our region when this is all over.
  • Working on ideas to support businesses and individuals in these times.
  • With more to come.

Community Response - what you can do?

The strongest asset we have in this crisis is our community spirit, many people have already put up their hands to help where they can.

Ring a Friend Initiative
If you know a vulnerable person, give them a call to check in they are ok or if they need any assistance.

Or if you identify someone who needs assistance Please contact Louise Stokes on behalf of Red Cross and the Shire of Nannup on 08 9756 1276.

Want to help / I need help

There are many elderly and vulnerable people in our community facing unprecedented challenges and increasing isolation due to COVID-19.

The Shire is working closely with Red Cross to identify these people and connect them to others who can help.

If you are vulnerable and needing help or are wanting to help a vulnerable person, please contact Louise Stokes on 08 9756 1276.

What can we all do

What we can all do to keep our community healthy is follow the guidelines from the State and Federal Governments relating to isolation and hygiene.

Federal and State Government Advice
Keep up to date with the current Federal Government Advice
https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

Keep up to date with the current State Government Advice
https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/coronavirus

Stop the Spread

We can all do our part in stopping the spread by following these few simple rules;

  • Stay home if you are unwell.
  • Stay home if it not essential to leave your home.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Avoid gatherings.
  • Apply good hygiene practices – wash your hands with soap and water often, or hand sanitiser.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use your inner elbow.
  • Self-isolate if you or someone you have had close contact with becomes ill.