Learning to Drive

Updates and advice for learner drivers and supervisors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learners and supervisors are encouraged to assess their need to continue practising at this time. We are currently prioritising Practical Driving Assessments (PDAs) for essential workers and rescheduling cancelled bookings. Read our frequently asked questions below for more about getting your learner’s permit and learning to drive […]

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Continuing your business

The Australian Government has developed a guide, which provides positive steps that businesses can take to help them keep operating and become more sustainable in the future. You may wish to promote this Guide throughout your stakeholder networks. Click here to access guides to continue your business. Source: Australian Government Business https://www.business.gov.au/Guide/Continuing-your-business

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Backing small regional businesses affected by COVID-19

The Australian Government has committed more than $4.7 million to provide small regional businesses affected by COVID-19 with access to free and confidential financial counselling. The service will also create jobs for small business financial counsellors and support workers and builds on the Australian Government’s previously announced support for regional aviation and air freight, export […]

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A New Food Economy Post-COVID: Building more regional supply networks

As supermarkets are calming down from the initial panic buying and increased demand for food, this module talks about 5 core principles to start building a better and more resilient food system; Build a more regional supply networks Increase our cooking skills Improve our collective food awareness Develop more closed-loop or circular systems safeguard food […]

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Regional Economic Development Grants – Round 3 Now Open

Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants is a State Government initiative that invests in local projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia. Up to $200,000 per project is avaliable for ideas that will promote sustainable jobs, partnerships, productivity, skills and capability. Click HERE to read more and fill out an application.

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Who’s open in Bunbury & BunGeo?

While some businesses remain closed, accommodation, cafes, and restaurants are still operating in and around Bunbury and BunGeo. Some restrictions may still apply for large establishments. Click here for an up-to-date document outlining all currently open and operating establishments.

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Reopening safely: Sample practices from essential businesses

As the coronavirus restrictions are easing more businesses are allowed to re-open their on-site operations. A key concern however is how does a business re-open while keeping employees and customers safe and preventing new COVID-19 outbreaks? This McKinsey article looks at the safety practices introduced by the many essential businesses like healthcare facilities, pharmacies, grocery […]

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Coronavirus WA: Premier announces phase three to commence June 6

Premier Mark McGowan has today announced that phase three will commence June 6. This means that pubs and restaurants will be able to have a total capacity of 100 people at one time. Beauticians, gyms and full contact sports will also re-commence along with museums and cinemas. Visit here for more information

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As physical doors close, new digital doors swing open

The article is called “A physical doors close, new digital doors swing open. A content summary could be – In this story of the Australian consumer, McKinsey looks at Australian consumer sentiment in response to COVID-19 and takes a deeper look at how the Australian lockdown experience has created a new set of digital users […]

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City of Bunbury: Recovering Together

The City’s aim in the Recovery of COVID-19 is to  work collaboratively to empower the community, to minimise the impacts of the COVID 19 event upon the community, both economically and socially. The coordination of the recovery efforts are lead by the City of Bunbury, actively engaging with the community, external businesses, organisations, service providers and […]

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A message from Austrade to our international education partners (20 May 2020)

While light is finally appearing at the end of the COVID-19 crisis tunnel, the Australian Government is working closer than ever before with states and territory governments, education providers and community organisations, to deliver support measures for our international student community. Source

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Austrade regional market update on the impact of COVID-19 (as at 19 May 2020)

Austrade will provide weekly regional updates on the progression and impact of COVID-19 around the world, to support the international education sector as the situation continues to evolve. These reports are compiled using the latest on-the-ground information and advice. Source

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A New Life for Libraries

Coronavirus has certainly created a resurgence for libraries during lockdown and many have responded in innovative ways. Click here to read the story of Melville Library in Perth (WA).  The above text is provided by Peter Kenyon & Maria D’SouzaBank of I.D.E.A.S.www.bankofideas.com.auBank of I.D.E.A.S. Facebook Page Source: Inspiring Community Responses to COVID-19 Around the World https://mailchi.mp/bankofideas/re-inspiring-community-responses-to-covid-19-from-around-the-world-2340804?e=3b1272cf70

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Power of One

Click here to discover the story of one woman in the City of Mandurah – Victoria Gardiner who instigated a Facebook Page – Cafes and Restaurant venues in Mandurah to encourage locals to support their local eateries during COVID-19. Her efforts attract 10,000 followers and 40 posts a day. 137 different cafes and restaurants are on the […]

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