Business Support

COVID-19 Claremont Town Centre Business Support 

We are seeing a tremendous response by local communities to take heed of the phased easing of restrictions as directed by state and federal government agencies.
 
As people continue to increase their connection to local goods and services through digital devices. The Claremont Town Centre (CTC) project has responded by increasing online activity and sharing the new business models being implemented by our CTC business community across the Facebook page @claremonttownentre , Instagram #claremonttowncentre and website .
 
During this period we have experienced an increase in followers, engagement and visits to the website as people rally to support their local businesses. To assist us help you;
 
Send your business modeling updates (new services, hours, delivery, sales, special offers etc) and let us know if you need any support or advice by emailing ctc@claremont.wa.gov.au
Follow, like and share @claremonttowncentre #claremonttowncentre and regularly visit the website and provide us with updates of your business so we can continue to promote them for you.

COVID-19 Temporary Business Grants

The Town of Claremont through the Claremont Town Centre (CTC) program is offering, subject to limited funding,  a limited number of small grants to businesses within the CTC to support initiatives that enhance or contribute to the re-alignment of business models in response to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications will be assessed on a case by case basis and are designed to offer support for businesses that have adapted their business model and/or functions as a direct result of the impact of COVID-19.

Prior to completing this application form, businesses must refer to the Selection Criteria, to ensure the project concept aligns with funding guidelines.

To apply for a grant please download the following resources:

COVID-19 : Phase 4 Business requirements as of 27 June

Western Australia’s COVID-19 restrictions will be relaxed even further, as WA’s roadmap is updated to complete the removal of all restrictions.

Due to the world-leading response to COVID in WA, Phase 4 will start on Saturday, 27 June (11.59pm Friday, 26 June) and the following will apply: 

  • all existing gathering limits and the 100/300 rule removed
  • gathering limits only determined by WA’s reduced 2sqm rule
  • the 2sqm rule will only include staff at venues that hold more than 500 patrons
  • removal of seated service requirements at food businesses and licensed premises
  • no requirement to maintain patron register at food businesses and licensed premises
  • alcohol can be served as part of unseated service arrangements
  • all events permitted except for large scale, multi-stage music festivals
  • unseated performances permitted at venues such as concert halls, live music venues, bars, pubs and nightclubs
  • gyms operating unstaffed, but regular cleaning must be maintained
  • the casino gaming floor reopening under agreed temporary restrictions.

For WA’s major sport and entertainment venues, a 50 per cent capacity rule will apply. Therefore, under Phase 4 the temporary capacity of Optus Stadium will be 30,633 for sport events (35,000 for concerts), HBF Park can hold 10,150 (16,500 for concerts), RAC Arena can hold 7150 (8250 for concerts).

Optus Stadium
Sport: 30,633
Concerts: 35,000

HBF Park
Sport: 10,150
Concerts: 16,500

RAC Arena
Sport: 7,150
Concerts: 8,250

Western Australians must continue to keep up physical distancing where possible and maintain good personal hygiene to better protect themselves and the general health of our community.

WA businesses will be expected to ensure their COVID Safety Plans are updated and continue to be implemented.

COVID Safety plans help mitigate the risk of COVID-19, are in line with health advice and provide extra confidence to patrons and staff entering the business premises.

Click here to visit the WA Government's COVID-19 page.

Small Business Resources

In addition to supporting your online promotions, the Town of Claremont has a strong partnership with the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC), who is the best source of reliable and accurate information for WA businesses.
 
To help you manage your business disruption associated with coronavirus (COVID-19), the SBDC has put together a range of support information focussed on the needs of small business owners. This includes:
 
Government and financial support packages 
Restrictions on business activities and social gatherings
How to prepare your business
Employer obligations
Support and advisory services
Free online webinars
Free online learning portal
 
Click here to access this list of support services.
 
Find out more about the Australian Government's small business stimulus/relief packages.
 
Since 12 March 2020, the Australian Government has announced several stimulus and relief packages, designed to sustain small businesses through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and keep employees in work. The government has stated that the measures are temporary, targeted and scalable. The main areas of support relevant to small businesses to date are:
 
New JobKeeper Payment (announced 30 March)
Moratorium on evictions (announced 29 March)
Expanded eligibility for job seeker payment for sole traders (announced 30 March)
Early access to superannuation (updated 22 March)
Additional payments for employers to retain staff (announced 22 March)
Greater leniency for insolvency and bankruptcy (announced 22 March)
Cash low payment for employers (announced 12 March, increased 22 March)
SME Guarantee Scheme (updated 22 March)
Wage subsidy for apprentices and trainees (announced 12 March)
Increase in the instant asset write-off threshold announced 12 March)
Accelerated depreciation for investments (announced 12 March)
Other Measures
Tax Relief
Banking relief announcement
WA coronavirus relief package 
 
To assist business navigate the support put in place by State and Federal Governments the SBDC has developed a comprehensive information page with links to the relevant sites. This site is being updated as new information is released and we encourage you to visit this page regularly for the latest updates. Click here for detailed information and direct links to the packages.
 

Support for Food and Beverage Businesses 

On Wednesday 29 April the Premier announced a new free "mandatory' Hospitality and tourism hygiene COVID-19 training course for the hospitality industry, in partnership with the Australian Hotels Association (AHA).

To find out more, visit the state government media statement and follow the links for course Information and business registration. For any queries relating to the course please contact the Australian Hotels Association.

The  Restaurant and Catering Association has created a coronavirus information hub to keep business owners updated during the coronavirus pandemic.This webpage will be updated regularly with the latest information and resources.

This includes:

  • Links to relevant federal and state government health alerts
  • Updated news relating to the coronavirus
  • Fact Sheets and Templates
  • Workplace Relations FAQs for business
  • Coronavirus information and support for business

 

Each Wednesday between 11am and 12pm a weekly COVID-19 hospitality industry response webinar series is being hosted by Foodie Coaches, Australian Pork and the Restaurant and Catering Industry. The webinar series will address:

  • The most recent government announcements and their effect on the industry
  • Weekly expert and industry professional interviews and opinions
  • Weekly marketing and business operations strategies.
  • Direction as to where to prioritise your attention as a hospitality business owner right now
Click here to learn more and register.
 

Digital Support for Businesses 

 


 

The Claremont Town Centre project 

The Claremont Town Centre (CTC) project is a joint economic development initiative funded by the business property owners of the town centre and Town of Claremont.

Since its inception the program has been overseen by a Committee whose membership includes both business and Town of Claremont representation. Following recent local government elections a new committee was formed, re-introducing a broad scope of business talents and professional expertise to guide the program over the next two years. Joining Mayor Barker, Cr Goetze, Cr Suann (Chair) are five local business representatives.

 

Meet the business representatives of the
Claremont Town Centre Advisory Committee

 

Small Business Friendly Initiative

The Town of Claremont is participating in Small Business Development Corporation’s Small Business Friendly initiative.

We are committed to the charter to support our local small business community by:

  • Recognising it as an important stakeholder and consulting regularly.
  • Understanding how small businesses operate, their needs, goals and key challenges.
  • Providing clear service standards, setting out what we will do to support local business.
  • Giving clear advice and guidance to help business owners meet their regulatory obligations.
  • Regularly reviewing our policies to check for ‘small business friendliness.
  • Taking reasonable action to limit unnecessary administrative burdens.
  • Ensuring prompt payment of small business invoices.
  • Providing networking and other development opportunities for local business owners.
  • Establishing a business advisory group to assist us in understanding the needs of local business.
  • Managing disputes in a timely and cost effective manner.

In addition to this, the Town has also committed to the following:

  • Review digital marketing
  • Host an event that fuses the Claremont Town Centre business sector with a major community event providing a destination marketing opportunity to attract visitors.
  • Provide networking and knowledge based opportunities for local businesses.
  • Conduct market research and build on the 2017 research program.