Thursday, 4 June 2020

More of the City of Mandurah’s facilities and services will be re-opening to the public from Saturday, June 6 in line with the State Government’s Phase 3 of easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

Teams across the City are working hard to get community facilities and services re-opened as quickly as possible in a safe way, keeping to physical distancing rules and new guidelines allowing a maximum of 100 people in indoor and outdoor venues, and up to 300 people in venues with multiple spaces.

The Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre (MARC), Mandurah Library and the city’s most popular playgrounds will be ready to re-open for public use from Saturday.

Other community facilities including Lakelands Library and Community Centre, Falcon eLibrary, Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre, Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah, Billy Dower Youth Centre, Mandurah Community Museum and some community halls will also start increasing services from Monday, June 8.

COVID Safe plans will be in place for all facilities, adhering to guidelines on cleaning regimes, recording the details of all visitors, and displaying information on visitor responsibilities while attending the venues.

The following is a summary of which facilities and services will be re-opened and when – head to the City’s website and the City of Mandurah Facebook page for updated information.

Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre (MARC):

From this Saturday, June 6, the range of programs and services at MARC will be expanded, with up to 300 people allowed into the centre at any one time, with no more than 100 people allowed into each space at the centre. Memberships will need to be reactivated prior to use via the City’s website, and opening hours have now been extended to include weekend access.
The expanded programs and services available will include:
- Two indoor pools with a maximum of 100 people (the outdoor pool remains closed for
- Gym (maximum 50 people) and new group fitness classes from Monday, June 8
- All sports courts and rooms available for club and public bookings
- All toilet and change room facilities will re-open
- Swim School three-week program will resume from June 15
- Crèche, café and the spa and sauna will remain closed at this stage
- City Kids and sports programs will resume in Term 3
- Ongoing weekly services reviews to be conducted

Halls Head Recreation Centre:

From June 6, a community hire operating model will be in place, with the Stadium Sports Courts available for club bookings, and room hire available for group bookings.

Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre:
The centre will re-open from Monday, June 8 including light meals from the café (maximum 100 people) and some activities and services will be available for members by appointment. A new dining room and program schedule will start from June 15. The centre is currently welcoming new members, residents are encouraged to join and enjoy the facility’s many benefits.

Mandurah Libraries:
The Mandurah Library will be open on June 6 from 9am to 5pm, and from Monday, June 8, all libraries, including Lakelands Library and Community Centre and Falcon eLibrary, will return to their normal opening hours. Library staff are planning a staggered return to programs, with many Facebook Live programs continuing, and Story Time returning face to face in the week beginning June 8.

Residents are encouraged to return their borrowed items as soon as possible by June 30, as normal fees for overdue, lost and damaged items will apply from July 1. See the City’s website for opening hours for each library.

Playgrounds and outdoor sport and recreation:
The City’s most popular playgrounds, BMX tracks, pump tracks and outdoor recreational facilities will re-open from Saturday, with residents encouraged to comply with physical distancing rules and practise good hygiene. For a list of the playgrounds opening this weekend, visit the City’s website. All other playgrounds and outdoor equipment and facilities will start to be re-opened from June 8.

From June 8, all community halls and pavilions will be available for hire for clubs, community groups and casual bookings. Toilet and change room facilities at the City’s sports reserves will also be available with clubs to have COVID Safe Plans in place.

Billy Dower Youth Centre:

- The Youth Centre’s Afterschool Drop In programs will resume next week, operating on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3-6pm.
- Friday Night Skillz will resume from Friday, June 12 from 3.30pm – 6pm at Lakelands Oval (near Coastal Lakes College)
- Other programs will recommence by appointment, including boxing and RYDE

Mandurah Community Museum:
The Museum will re-open from Wednesday, June 10, and will initially be open from Wednesday to Fridays, and weekends as of June 20. School group visits during Term 3 will be considered.

Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM):

The CASM Gallery will re-open from June 8 by appointment, and gift shop hours will be Wednesday to Friday from 10am-2pm. A COVID-19 exhibition titled ‘The Reflections’ will be on show from August 29.