Jubilee celebrations postponed for Botanic Garden
Wollongong Botanic Garden’s plans to celebrate 50 years of opening to the public this Saturday 2 January have been put on hold.
Council made the decision to postpone the Saturday celebrations in response to two local COVID-19 cases.
“We are focussed on putting the health and wellbeing of our community first and we think that postponing this event until we’ve moved beyond these challenging times is the right choice,’’ Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM said.
“We’ve seen a really proactive response from so many people in our community to NSW Health’s call for people to be aware of the local COVID cases and to get tested if they exhibit symptoms or have been in a number of key locations.
“This decision supports our community’s positive and proactive response and is inline with Council’s cautious approach that we’ve taken across this year.’’
While the celebrations have been postponed, the Botanic Garden’s gates remain open.
We ask everyone visiting the Gardens to ensure they follow current NSW Health advice, and social distancing requirements.
“I know for many the local COVID cases is cause for concern and the best way we can manage this challenge is to follow the advice of NSW Health,’’ Cr Bradbery said.
“Do the right thing. Keep your distance, keep your hands sanitised and if you’re unwell, go get yourself tested and then stay at home until you’re better.
“By working together we can get beyond these challenging days.’’