COVID-19 Print

                                                                                                                                       

Shire Services

Youth Services

Newman Youth Centre is excited to say we will be OPEN as of Monday 18 May from 2:20pm! ✨✨
Unfortunately, we won’t have the bus service until further notice.
Operating hours will be:
Monday - Thursday 2:20-6pm
Friday 2:20-9pm
Saturday 2-5pm

Marble Bar Rec Shed will be open as of Monday 18th May 2020. 

Find fun interactive activites and updates on Newman Youth Centre's Facebook.
Recreation Services

Are we open?
Newman Recreation Centre will be back open for group fitness, the Fitness Centre and Casual Sports.
Our after-hours access remains unavailable to meet Government requirements.
The Fitness Centre will be accessible during staffed hours:
Monday to Friday 8.00am to 8.00pm
Saturdays 7.45am to 12.00pm

Creche hours resume as normal, Monday to Friday 8 -11am Saturdays 7.45 to 11am and Tuesdays 4.45-7.45pm. Bookings essential as spots are limted.

Both the Marble Bar and Nullagine fitness centre's are open and staffed on a Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 - 6:30pm.

You can keep up to date with our Facebook page for information and daily exercises including Facebook Live workouts and Yoga videos.

What is happening with my membership?
All memberships have been suspended as of the 23rd of March.

If you wish to unfreeze your membership, please email csorec@eastpilbara.wa.gov.au. As a welcome back special – we are offering a discount rate of $10.00 to access the Fitness Centre and Group Fitness classes casually and $7.50 during off-peak (12-3pm).

Once the Centre reopens completely all memberships will resume.

Can I purchase products or supplements during this time?
Yes, please call the Newman Rec Centre on 9177 8075 for more information and to arrange appointments.

I have a question regarding my membership, is there anyone that can help me?
Yes, email csorec@eastpilbara.wa.gov.au or call the Rec Centre on 9177 8075.

Library Services
The Newman Library will OPEN Monday 18 May 2020, with reduced operating hours:
Monday 12:30-5pm
Tuesday 12:30-5pm
Wednesday 12:30-5pm
Thursday 12:30-7pm
Friday 12:30-5pm
Saturday 9am-12pm

The Marble Bar Library opens 8:30am on Monday resuming normal operating hours.

Nullagine library is OPEN: 
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 11am - 2pm
Tuesday and Thursday 11am - 4pm

Please follow directions from staff about correct social distancing measure.

You can also see our online storytime here!
Find Online Resources Here
 

Regenerate Together: Economic Relief

Rate Application Forms
The Shire of East Pilbara announced an unprecedented COVID-19 response package in the East Pilbara, with a suite of measures approved by council.
Below are the forms to access support with your rates 
Council Announce Significant Economic Relief and Stimulus Package
See more details about the package here
See the media release item here
See our information booklet here

More information coming soon  
Available Support, Training and Funding for Small Business during COVID-19
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
On 12 March, the Federal Government announced a $17.6 billion small business stimulus/relief package. Since then, two additional funding packages have been announced - $66 billion on 22 March and a further $130 billion on 30 March. Each funding package has covered a range of measures to support businesses through the COVID-19 crisis.
 
Click below for full details and to see what support is available to your business.
Australian Government small business stimulus/relief package
 
Confused about the JobKeeper payments for employers and employees?
More information around eligibility can be found here.
A factsheet for employees can be found here.
A factsheet for employers can be found here
 
STATE GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
On 16 March, the WA State Government announced $114 million in measures to support small businesses as part of a $607 million total stimulus package.
 
Click below for full details and to see what support is available to you.
WA Government small business stimulus/relief package
 
LOTTERYWEST COVID-19 RELIEF FUND
WA Premier Mark McGowan and Lotterywest have established a $159 million COVID-19 relief fund to provide support to organisations experiencing hardship. Grants are available for crisis and emergency relief support for eligible not-for-profit and community organisations. The funding will also provide financial relief for not-for-profit sports, arts and community organisations who had lost revenue due to cancelled events.
 
Eligible not-for-profit organisations and community groups can apply immediately for grant support by clicking on the link below or calling 133 777.
www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/grants
 
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
The Small Business Development Corporation has a number of useful resources available online, including a free advisory service, free online workshops and COVID-19 information tailored to small business owners.
The SBDC has refocused their 133 140 hotline number to deal specifically with queries from business owners looking to navigate the wide range of recently announced Federal and State government measures to alleviate the impacts of COVID-19.
They have also included a practical 12 step checklist of what you can do to keep your business open and/or reduce the impact of coronavirus, which can be found here
BUSINESS LOCAL PILBARA
Business Local Pilbara offer free expert advice, direction, training and referrals on all aspects of small business. They also offer business skills workshops.
 
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY WA
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry have launched a COVID-19 microsite. This site contains a number of resources to assist businesses, as well as information, including:
  • The CCIWA Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Workbook, which includes plans for contagion
  • A sample COVID-19 business continuity plan
  • A sample staff communications email
  • A COVID-19 Guide for Employers
  • An outline of the new COVID-19 subsidies for business
  • Screening questionnaires for staff and external parties
  • A work-from-home OHS checklist 
AUSTRALIAN TAXATION OFFICE
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have set up a dedicated Emergency Support Infoline on 1800 806 218 to provide advice with anyone having difficulties with tax obligations because of COVID-19.
 
They have also set up a dedicated ATO web page with further support available for businesses and FAQs. 
FURTHER SUPPORT
The Department of Finance website also contains information on State Government measures.
 
Financial Counselling Australia provide free financial counselling through their national debt helpline 1800 007 007.
 
Further support information can be found on the business.gov.au website or for further health related updates head to the Department of Health website.