The City has been monitoring advice from the relevant authorities in relation to large public events and gatherings given the number of events that had been planned for Bunbury in the coming weeks and months.
Regretfully today the City has announced the postponement of the following City-run events:
- Shift Youth Festival – Saturday 18 April
- GrandFamilies Fun Day – Wednesday 22 April
The City will look at the possibility of staging these events later in the year dependent on availability, capacity and the advice from the relevant authorities.
Further to this, the City acknowledges the announcement this morning by RSL WA who have placed a State-wide ban on Anzac Day services in response to COVID-19.
This ban extends to Anzac Day services in regional WA.
Organisers of the 3 Waters Running Festival scheduled for the weekend of the 4 and 5 April have also announced the cancellation of the annual event.
The City will continue discussions with Cattleyard Promotions this week in relation to the popular Groovin the Moo Festival scheduled for next month.
As soon as the City receives advice from Cattleyard Promotions an update will be provided.
The City will continue to monitor upcoming events on a 30-day cycle and any new or proposed events will be subject to a risk assessment.
With all matters relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the City of Bunbury is taking advice from the WA Department of Health who are the lead agency.
The City’s Executive team, Environmental Health Officers and other personnel are continuing to meet regularly and receive information from the various State Government agencies as it comes to hand.