Support from the City of Bayswater
The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a time of uncertainty for us all. The City of Bayswater is doing all that we can to support local businesses.
Council has reallocated funding from the cancellation of three of the City’s community events, and future rounds of two of the City’s grants programs, towards supporting local business manage this situation.
Let us help you promote your business
Buy in Baysie is our online platform, designed to help people far and wide purchase everything from food, homewares, books, gifts - anything - from businesses in our local community.
If you're online, or offering delivery or pick-up options, let us know your businesses details, and with your permission we can help promote these to the entire community.
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Buy in Baysie grants
One of the ways the City of Bayswater is supporting local businesses is through our Buy in Baysie grant funding. Local businesses are invited to apply for up to $750 to help move some of their goods or services online.
It could be to help set up a Shopify or Squarespace store, or for a device to live stream your classes or consultations. You might need a professional level Zoom account if your classes are more than 45 minutes, or you might need a webcam and microphone for your desktop to get consultations underway. If you are a food business, you might want to subscribe to a food delivery service, or social media support to promote your brand. You know your business best.
If you need help moving your business online, click the link below to apply for a grant.
Apply for a Buy in Baysie grant
Cuts to planning fees
In a bid to support local business and promote development during the COVID-19 crisis, Bayswater Council resolved to reduce or waive fees for planning applications. The recommended changes by City’s COVID-19 Advisory Committee will remain in place for at least the next six months.
Snapshot of fee reductions:
- Home business application and renewal fees - waived
- Food truck permit fee – waived
- Change of use fee for businesses - waived
- Swimming pool inspection fee – waived
- Administration fees for building plan and development approval searches – waived
- Development application fee - reduced by 50%
- Design Review Panel fee - reduced by 50%
- Permit to store building materials on a verge - reduced by 50%
The City has waived the requirement for an alfresco permit to help local businesses get back up and running as COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease. Following an announcement by Premier Mark McGowan on Sunday, Western Australia will enter phase two of the State’s four-phase roadmap to recovery from 18 May. This will see cafés and restaurants begin to reopen with dine in meal service limited to 20 patrons and the four square metre rule applied.
Resources for support