Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Updates for Hawkesbury Residents

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Council recognises that there is significant concern in the community around Coronavirus. This page has been set up to provide local information to our community about Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will regularly update this page with messages from NSW Health and also advise of any changes to our operations which may affect our residents.

The global management of the situation is evolving daily.

Council is following the recommendations of the Federal and State Government agencies before any changes are made to our operations.

Members of the public are encouraged to observe good hygiene practices and seek advice from their General Practitioner or local hospital if they have flu-like symptoms.

NSW Government Health Website

Further information about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can be obtained from the State Government health agency

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and our hospitals have well established plans for handling respiratory infections, like COVID-19 and influenza further details can be found

Council recognises that there is significant concern in the community around Coronavirus. This page has been set up to provide local information to our community about Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will regularly update this page with messages from NSW Health and also advise of any changes to our operations which may affect our residents.

The global management of the situation is evolving daily.

Council is following the recommendations of the Federal and State Government agencies before any changes are made to our operations.

Members of the public are encouraged to observe good hygiene practices and seek advice from their General Practitioner or local hospital if they have flu-like symptoms.

NSW Government Health Website

Further information about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can be obtained from the State Government health agency

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and our hospitals have well established plans for handling respiratory infections, like COVID-19 and influenza further details can be found

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  • Waste Management Facility - Operational Update

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    26 May, 2020

    We’re pleased to announce that as of Wednesday 27 May the facility will be open 7 days a week 8am-4pm (excluding Public Holidays).

    Delays maybe experienced as we maintain social distancing so please be patient with staff. To ensure the safety of our staff and the community, these strict guidelines will apply;

    👉Social distancing, with a distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and others
    👉Maintain good hygiene for your own safety and the safety of others
    👉Wash your hands thoroughly or use hand sanitiser before you arrive and when you leave
    👉Stay home if you are sick and don’t expose others to illness
    👉You may be asked to wait so please be patient
    👉Cashless payments are the preferred method of payment at the site
    ℹ️Follow this link for further information on our Waste Management Facility https://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/environment/waste-management/waste-and-recycling/waste-management-facility

  • Important COVID-19 Update

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    15 May, 2020
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    As of today, based on the NSW Government's guidelines the following Council facilities are reopening;

    ✅Playground equipment
    ✅Outdoor exercise equipment
    ✅Skate parks
    ✅BBQ facilities & seating
    ✅Parks

    Our Parks Staff will be installing signage at these locations over the coming days, for now please observe the following;

    👉 Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people
    👉 Please practice social distancing, with a distance of 1.5
    metres between yourself and others
    👉Wash your hands thoroughly or use hand sanitiser before and after use
    👉Maintain good hygiene for your own safety and the safety of others
    👉Stay home if you are sick and don’t expose others to illness
    👉Please consider others in our community when using these spaces, limit your time so everyone can enjoy using the equipment
    ☎️Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or nsw.crimestoppers.com.au to report a breach.
    ℹ️Follow this link for further details https://bit.ly/3bw68cf

  • COVID-19 Step one update

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    12 May, 2020
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    Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the three step plan regarding easing of the COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, 8 May.

    NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is urging the community to remain vigilant despite the easing of NSW COVID-19 restrictions, with the first stage for NSW expected to be introduced on Friday, 15 May. While the NSW Government will start relaxing lockdown restrictions from Friday, the NSW Government does not plan to implement all step one measures agreed to by National Cabinet.

    People will be allowed outdoors for recreation but are not yet permitted to holiday in NSW. Outdoor equipment and playgrounds will open with restrictions.

    Hawkesbury City Council will continue to follow the guidelines of the Federal and State Government agencies and will post more updates as more information is made available.

  • Use of Local Parks and Reserves During COVID-19

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    09 April, 2020
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    Parks and sports grounds are open for the community to use for exercise only. Playgrounds, skate parks and BBQ facilities are closed as these areas are popular places for people to congregate. If you are attending a local park to exercise it must be in groups of 2 people only, unless you are with immediate family members.

    Picnics are not exercise. The Public Health Order says to stay at home when you can.
    The Public Health Order will be enforced by the NSW Police. To read the Public Health order go to https://bit.ly/2RlaL1z

  • Companion Animal Shelter CLOSED to the General Public this Easter Long Weekend

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    09 April, 2020

    The Companion Animal Shelter will be CLOSED to the general public from Friday, 10 April to Monday, 13 April due to the Coronovirus (COVID-19) crisis. We currently have a small amount of animals in our care which will still receive care over the weekend. Closing to the general public this long weekend will reduce the risk to our staff and ensure that we will be able to continue operating the Shelter which is in the best interest of the animals in our care.

    For any urgent matters, please call 4560 4444

  • Access to Shower Facilities

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    07 April, 2020
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    The current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has resulted in the closure of a number of service centres that offered access to showers for persons experiencing homelessness, including gyms and Hawkesbury Indoor Sports Stadium. To ensure people experiencing homelessness continue to have access to showers Council will open the shower facilities under Richmond and Windsor Grandstands.

    These shower facilities will be open Monday - Friday from 6.30am to 9am and 6.30am to 8.30am on weekends.

  • Waste Services Update

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    07 April, 2020
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    Council continues to provide its normal waste bin collection services (red, yellow and green lid bins) to residents.

    Whilst the Waste Management Facility at South Windsor is temporarily closed to the public residents with a general waste (red lid) bin collection service are also entitled to one annual kerbside collection for bulky goods and household cleanup.

    For those residents in our outer areas who do not receive the normal general waste (red lid) bin collection service we understand that the temporary closure of the Waste Management Facility may cause some difficulties. If this affects you please contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 4560 4444 to discuss options for Council to assist you.

  • Extraordinary Council Meeting Scheduled for 7 April - CANCELLED

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    06 April, 2020

    Due to the Coronavirsus (COVID-19) pandemic the Extraordinary Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, 7 April 2020 to consider the Draft 2020/2021 Operational Plan has been cancelled.

    The Draft 2020/2021 Operational Plan will now be considered at the Council Meeting on Tuesday, 28 April 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience.

  • Council Services and Operations Update #7

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    06 April, 2020

    TUESDAY, 31 MARCH 2020 - VALID UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Facilities that are operating as usual are:
    ✅All kerbside collections – domestic, recycling and green waste
    ✅Kerbside collection
    ✅Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter (by appointment only, please call 4560 4644)
    ✅Council meetings
    ✅Customer Service telephone, email and Facebook
    ✅Visitor Information Centre telephone, email and Facebook
    ✅Parks (residents need to adhere to the NSW Government Legislation on Movement and Social Distancing).

    ⚠️Council encourages everyone to use its online services at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au and for any enquiries, including bushfire recovery enquiries, please call Council’s Customer Service on 4560 4444 or email council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

    In order to try to keep our community safe the following Council services are currently closed until further notice:
    ❌Council Administration Building
    ❌Hawkesbury Central Library
    ❌Richmond Branch Library
    ❌Hawkesbury Regional Museum
    ❌Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
    ❌Richmond Swimming Centre
    ❌Oasis Aquatic and Leisure Centre, South Windsor
    ❌Hawkesbury Indoor Stadium
    ❌Hawkesbury Community Nursery
    ❌Upper Colo Reserve
    ❌All Tennis Courts
    ❌All Community Centres for public access, please contact via phone
    ❌Waste Management Facility
    ❌Playgrounds (including BBQ's and gym equipment)
    ❌Skate parks

  • Council Services and Operations Update #6

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    30 March, 2020

    MONDAY, 30 MARCH 2020 - VALID UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Facilities that are operating as usual are:
    All kerbside collections – domestic, recycling and green waste
    Kerbside collection
    Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter (by appointment only, please call 4560 4644)
    Council meetings
    Customer Service telephone, email and Facebook
    Visitor Information Centre telephone, email and Facebook
    ⚠️Council encourages everyone to use its online services at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au and for any enquiries, including bushfire recovery enquiries, please call Council’s Customer Service on 4560 4444 or email council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au
    In order to try to keep our community safe the following Council services are currently closed until further notice:
    Council Administration Building
    Hawkesbury Central Library
    Richmond Branch Library
    Hawkesbury Regional Museum
    Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
    Richmond Swimming Centre
    Oasis Aquatic and Leisure Centre, South Windsor
    Hawkesbury Indoor Stadium
    Hawkesbury Community Nursery
    Upper Colo Reserve
    All Tennis Courts
    All Community Centres for public access, please contact via phone
    Waste Management Facility
    Playground/Parks (including BBQ's and gym equimpment)
    Skate Parks
    Further information on this daily update can be found here https://www.yourhawkesbury-yoursay.com.au/54618/documents/147550
    Follow this link to our Coronavirus (COVID 19) Community Update site www.yourhawkesbury-yoursay.com.au/Covid19