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Wollongong City Council

Updates to Council services 1 June 2020

Monday 1 June 2020

Wollongong City Council is making some changes to its services this week in line with updated advice from the NSW Government, and guidelines set out in the NSW Public Health Order.

This week:

  • Libraries will reopen on 2 June 2020. Wollongong Library will remain closed to allow for the completion of maintenance work. Libraries will open to their usual (pre-Coronavirus) hours, but community members will need to book in to visit as there will be limits on the number of people per library. More information is available in our libraries media release.
  • Our Tourist Parks at Bulli, Corrimal and Windang are making preparations to reopen to visitors, and more details will be available soon.
  • Council will temporarily close Kembla Grange and Wollongong Cemeteries on Saturday 6 June 2020. The closure coincides with All Souls day, a significant date for our Macedonian community when people visit the grave sites of their loved ones. This can make the cemeteries very busy and crowded at a time when there’s a NSW Public Health Order limiting the number of people at any gathering. Rather than having to turn people away, we are closing these two cemeteries.
  • Wollongong Art Gallery remains closed at this time as repair works are underway to the front access following damage by a fallen blue gum tree at Easter.
  • The Continental, Dapto and Corrimal pools remain open with bookings required prior to swimming. More information is available in our pools release.
  • Our Leisure Centres remain closed.
  • While our Community Centres remain closed at this time, Council has plans in place to support the reopening of Thirroul, Dapto and Corrimal libraries.
  • Our Customer Service team continue to offer support and assistance over the phone on 4227 7111 and online
  • The Council Administration Building remains closed to the public at this time.

Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM said while restrictions were changing, people needed to be vigilant.

“We are seeing some changes to restrictions and this is allowing people to move around and resume some of their daily activities. But we cannot be complacent,’’ he said.

“We need to continue to be cautious and follow physical distancing and health guidelines and to stay home if you’re feeling unwell. We’ve worked together to support our community, and particularly our vulnerable members, at this difficult time and we must keep this up.

“We only have to look overseas to see how different things could have been here. We need to maintain the awareness and the momentum.’’