We understand that many in our community are alarmed and concerned about the events that are occurring not only worldwide, but here in Australia and Victoria.
This is a daunting time for many, particularly for the most vulnerable in our community. Life as we know it is changing. We will need to be adaptive in the days and weeks ahead as we unite together to get through this pandemic.
Be assured we stand with you and beside you, our community, in these unprecedented times.
It is important we stay informed during what is a rapidly evolving and changing environment.
For this reason, I want to share important information about the steps we’re taking to assist in minimising the risk of exposure in our local communities of Latrobe City.
We are well prepared and have plans in place to try and help slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) within our workplace, facilities and the community. We are placing the needs of our community front and centre of decisions that we make, ensuring we have the best strategies and plans in place to support our community and our many employees.
Where possible, we want to encourage maintaining normality in our day-to-day lives and are continuing to deliver our full range of services as much as possible, given government guidelines.
It is inevitable there will be some disruptions to events and services. We acknowledge this will be met with both disappointment and frustration, which we understand. Again, please understand our decisions are focused around doing what is best for the health and well being of our community, employees and volunteers.
We will explore ways in which we can communicate with everyone in our community, ensuring you have the most up-to-date and relevant information available. We are committed to keeping you informed and will endeavour to provide further updates when they come to hand.
We greatly appreciate the support and community effort to address the pandemic. I encourage you to be kind, show patience and be considerate of one another.
I have confidence the resilience of this community will see us navigate the challenges ahead.
Cr Dan Clancey
Latrobe City Council Mayor