Council services during lockdown periods

Council childcare centres are still open

Essential services delivered by Central Coast Council will continue in line with the additional COVID-19 restrictions recently announced by the NSW Government.

“Under the latest Public Health Order, construction works may continue where urgent, including to maintain public utilities and to ensure the safe operation of existing transport infrastructure, which means that our work for the community is largely not impacted,” CEO, David Farmer, said.

“Council will continue to undertake work to maintain public facilities and provide essential services including water and sewer services, waste collection, road repairs and childcare services.

“Our parks and beaches remain open for exercise only and please note that lifeguard services are not in operation during the cooler months.

“We are also continuing the cleaning of public toilets for the health and safety of our community.

“It is now a requirement that anyone who leaves their home must carry a mask with them at all times.

“They must be worn when working outdoors, by all people in outdoor markets, outdoor shopping strips, and in an outdoor queue waiting for products such as coffee and food.

“We know what is required to get COVID-19 outbreaks under control and we thank the community for doing their part in following the NSW Government Orders and understanding the necessary changes that we all need to live by.”

Farmer said Council had implemented measures to help protect the safety of its staff and community during the current COVID-19 resurgence.

“Council’s response remains unchanged and will continue until stay-at-home orders are lifted with all essential services continuing to be delivered but required facilities and sites are temporarily closed,” he said.

Essential Council services continuing during current lockdown are water and sewer, waste collection, road repairs, development assessments, childcare centres remain open, public toilets remain open, parks and playspaces (for exercise only), beaches remain open but without lifeguards during winter, holiday parks are open for essential travellers only, after hours call outs for emergencies and the call centre for customer inquiries.

Council facilities temporarily closed during the current lockdown included Council buildings at Wyong and Gosford, libraries, leisure centres, gyms and pools, theatres, The Regional Gallery, The Entrance Visitor Information Centre, senior and youth centres and all Council community facilities and halls.

Media release, July 19
Central Coast Council