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Coronavirus in Perth
At the City of Perth, we are actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are taking steps to help keep our community, visitors and staff safe.
The City will continue to plan and make decisions based upon expert advice from State and Federal Governments and strongly supports a coordinated and consistent response to the pandemic across all WA local governments.
The City’s Relief and Rebound Plan provides an initial package of support for businesses, rate payers and residents impacted by COVID-19.
For further information, please view the information related to the City’s Relief and Rebound Plan via the button below.
How is the City of Perth helping the community?
The City of Perth takes the health and safety of our community very seriously.
If in need of support, the City of Perth encourages vulnerable members of the community to get in touch via our City of Perth Community Careline. See the City of Perth Community Careline tab below for more information.
We also encourage you and your family to follow healthy and safe practices based on current information provided by the WA Department of Health to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Free and discounted parking within the City of Perth
To help ease road congestion and encourage the use of public transport, the City of Perth will take a phased approach to changing its current off-street parking fees and reinstating on-street parking fees from 20 July 2020.
Details on the CPP Carpark Price Phasing can be viewed in the PDF here.
The City is continuing with free 3-hour parking trial on weekends and public holidays at the following locations:
- CPP His Majestys
- CPP Cultural Centre
- CPP Pier Street
One-hour free parking trials on Hay Street in East Perth and West Perth and Royal Street in East Perth are also continuing.
Are there any changes to residential parking permits?
Support can be provided to residents requiring extended parking. Please contact our customer service line on 9461 3333 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Has the City increased cleaning in public areas?
The City is continuing with an increased cleaning routine for all City of Perth facilities, playgrounds, parking machines, drinking fountains, street furniture and public toilets to help keep our community and visitors safe.
The malls are washed down on a daily basis and street sweepers and high-pressure cleaning services operate daily.
Public toilets are cleaned up to five times a day depending on the level of use and location. Bins are emptied and bin tops cleaned on a continuous basis. We have also commenced a high-pressure cleaning program of drinking fountains throughout the City.
Ticket machines in the CPP carparks are also being cleaned twice a day.
We have designated staff who continually patrol the malls and CBD areas cleaning and collecting waste and litter.
The service provided at night includes eight designated staff in a variety of street cleaning machines keeping the City presentable.
Our daily inspections verify the success of the team’s effort.
What are you doing to support vulnerable community members?
As part of our Relief and Rebound Plan, the City is working in partnership with the State Government and community services sector to address the impacts of COVID-19 on people sleeping rough in our City.
The City is continuing to support the coordination of services both in the not-for-profit sector but also through goodwill and community groups, including an accreditation site at Moore Street.
The below timeline details the dates and times provision of essential services for the vulnerable people of Perth.
- Tuesday 9 June - 5 to 8pm: Orange Sky Laundry, Shower Bus, St Doctor, Homelessness We Care, Street Chaplains
- Thursday 11 June - 5 to 8pm: Orange Sky Laundry, Shower Bus, St Doctor, Sikh Community, Street Friends Clothing
- Friday 12 June - 4.30 to 8pm: Seeds of Hope, Shower Bus
- Sunday 14 June – 8 to 11am: Perth Homelessness Support, Shower Bus, Footpath Library
- Monday 15 June – 4.30 to 6.30pm: Seeds of Hope (trial)
From 15 June, the services will be ongoing Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
We are actively working with service providers to carefully deliver essential and crisis services to people experiencing homelessness, including food, health services and clothing.
The health and safety of our vulnerable people is a priority and while we are helping to identify some urgent solutions, our long-term Plan for Vulnerable People will address longer term and sustainable outcomes for our homeless community.
If in need of support, the City of Perth encourages vulnerable members of the community to get in touch via our City of Perth Community Careline; see the City of Perth Community Careline tab for more information.
What are you doing to help keep the community safe?In an effort to provide reassurance to our community and businesses during the COVID-19 crisis, we are increasing our Safe City services across the city.
Safe City Patrols will operate seven days a week from 7am to 9pm across all areas of the City. The patrols will be undertaken by City staff and include additional foot and vehicle patrols.
An extra 12 vehicles will be patrolling the streets - including residential areas – and will be branded as ‘City of Perth Safe City Patrol’.
All patrols will provide increased vigilance and will be reporting through to Citywatch and WA Police. The WA Police have been consulted and welcome the additional ‘Eyes on the Street’.
The Parking Services Unit will utilise Parking Services vehicles across the City of Perth conducting Safe City Patrols and will be concentrating on serious and unsafe parking infringements.
Where can people go if they need to talk to someone?
The City of Perth is keen to promote a happy and healthy community for those who live in the area, as well as those who work in or visit the City.
For those seeking mental health support during this current unprecedented environment, we recommend heading to Beyond Blue or Lifeline for over the phone or virtual support. Both websites provide up-to-date information to help everyone in Australia with their mental health.
We have also put together a very helpful mindfulness blog where you will find a list of mindfulness advice from government-funded and not-for-profit mental health organisations across Australia who are working around the clock to offer dedicated COVID-19 mental health support.