Hello Manning Festival postponed

Media Release 13 March 2020
The Hello Manning festival has been postponed until further notice following advice from the Federal Government in relation to Coronavirus.

The free community festival was scheduled for Saturday 28 March at the Manning Community Centre and James Miller Oval.  However, the Federal Government has advised that all non-essential organised gatherings of more than 500 people should be capped from Monday, 16 March.

The State Government has also issued advice that crowding in public places should be minimised and for consideration to be given to event cancellations or postponement.

City of South Perth Chief Executive Officer Geoff Glass said the City has made the decision in consultation with major stakeholders to postpone the festival to reduce any impact on event attendees and staff.

“The City is also in discussions with the RSLWA in relation to potentially cancelling this year’s ANZAC Day Service, with a decision expected to be made in the coming days.

“We understand the decision to postpone/cancel some events may impact some local businesses and our community and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

“The safety and wellbeing of the community is our major priority, in this fast moving environment.

“The City is closely monitoring advice from the Department of Health and will continue to provide updates on our website and social media channels. At this stage no other events or programs have been cancelled but the City will review the situation on a daily basis.

For more information on the City’s events and updates visit southperth.wa.gov.au. Members of the public can call the coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 for advice and find more information by visiting https://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/.

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