Central Coast public playspaces, outdoor fitness equipment and skate parks have been closed in line with the latest direction from the Australian Government to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Central Coast Council Director, Environment and Planning, Scott Cox, made the announcement on March 30.
Cox said that while the move seemed drastic, it has been deemed necessary to protect the community’s health during this pandemic.
“Council manages over 260 playspaces and 25 skateparks across our region, and by their design, they are places that our community come together at to socialise, but unfortunately that’s what we need to avoid right now,” Cox said.
“Public reserves, shared pathways, boat ramps, public wharves and jetties, some sports fields and other outdoor public spaces remain open at this stage, but we urge the community to continue to practice social distancing which includes maintaining a distance of 1.5 metres from others at all times.
“Whilst it is not possible to physically close off all playspaces and skateparks, we ask that our community act responsibly and follow the Australian Government direction,” Cox said.
Press release, Mar 30
Central Coast Council Media