MEDIA RELEASE - Bremer Bay closed to holiday makers this Easter

Published on Wednesday, 8 April 2020 at 12:21:17 PM



The Shire of Jerramungup is urging residents and visitors to stay home this Easter holiday and cancel any plans to travel to the Bremer Bay region. The advice from the Federal and State Governments is clear: All Australians must avoid non-essential travel which means all holidays must be postponed indefinitely.

We understand Bremer Bay is a much loved holiday and camping destination over the Easter period however this year it is different. We ask everyone to do their part for the safety of our community and spend this long weekend at their primary residential address. We realise many people own holiday homes, on-site caravans or chalets in Bremer Bay however you need to stay in your home towns this year.

It is disappointing we need to deter holiday makers however as a regional community we have limited medical services and supplies which will not be able to sustain an influx of visitors to our area during this time.

Bremer Bay residents also need to do their part and restrict all travel to essential purposes only. Essential travel is classified as:

  • Travel to work
  • Attending medical appointments
  • Transport of freight
  • Attending school or an educational institution
  • Approved compassionate grounds

Camping, fishing, recreational boating and water activities are not essential travel!

Shire Rangers will be increasing patrols of beaches and campgrounds to ensure people are adhering to the non-essential travel restrictions and asking all non-residents to leave the area.

The West Australian Police will also have an increased presence with a command centre based in Bremer Bay during the holiday period.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact the Shire office on 9835 1022.

Stay safe and stay home.

Martin Cuthbert
Chief Executive Officer
8 April 2020

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