General Community Updates

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From 11 October the GIL Collective and Visitor Information Centre, the Gilgandra Shire Library, Coo-ee Lodge and Jack Towney Hostels, Gilgandra Fitness Centre and the Pool will require evidence of COVID-19 vaccination for all those on the premises aged 16 years and above, as per the Public Health Order.

Evidence you can use:
> Your COVID-19 digital certificate which shows proof of only your COVID-19 vaccinations that you can add to a digital wallet.
>Your immunisation history statement which lists your COVID-19 vaccinations and all other vaccinations.

There may be medical exemptions to this, which also requires evidence. This must be in the form of a medical certificate, or other written evidence signed by a registered health practitioner or NDIS provider.

Updated: 11 October 2021

With the Stay at Home order lifted for Gilgandra Shire, the following is in place for Council services and facilities.

Updated: 24 September 2021 4.03pm

Administration Building, Warren Road

The building is open to the public. Customer requests can also be received by phone 6817 8800 or online www.gilgandra.nsw.gov.au. DA and CC lodgement is as per normal by the e-planning portal https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/onlineDA

Ranger Services

Ranger Services will continue as normal.

Service NSW, Miller Street

Is open, 8.30am to 4.00pm . The number of customers in the service area will be limited to two, in line with COVID Safe guidelines. We encourage customers to use online or phone transactions where possible.

Cooee Lodge and Jack Towney Hostels

Cooee Lodge and Jack Towney Hostel are following NSW Health advice regarding visitors. Visitors we welcome back from Monday, 27 September, to schedule an appointment call Cooee Lodge Hostel on 6817 8744 during business hours to make an appointment.

Visiting hours will be between 10am and 3pm.

However, some strict conditions of entry will apply.

  • Evidence of COVID-19 vaccination for all those on the premises aged 16 years and above must be sighted, as per the Public Health Order. There may be medical exemptions to this, which also requires evidence. This must be in the form of a medical certificate, or other written evidence signed by a registered health practitioner or NDIS provider. 
  • Visits to residents will be by appointment only
  • Health Declaration to be completed including proof of your 2021 Influenza Vaccination if not already provided
  • Rapid Antigen Test to be completed on site
  • Visits to take place outdoors where possible or in the resident’s room
  • Visit is limited to 30 minutes
  • Two visitors ONLY for each resident PER DAY
  • Unfortunately children under the age of 16 years are not able to visit at this time

Staff are otherwise assisting residents to maintain contact with friends and family by telephone and Facebook. 

Please call Cooee Lodge on 6817 8744 or Jack Towney Hostel on 6817 8777 with any enquiries.

The GIL Collective & Visitors Information Centre

The GIL Collective and Visitors Information Centre is open.

As a condition of entry evidence of COVID-19 vaccination for all those on the premises aged 16 years and above must be sighted, as per the Public Health Order. There may be medical exemptions to this, which also requires evidence. This must be in the form of a medical certificate, or other written evidence signed by a registered health practitioner or NDIS provider. 

Information can also be found @ www.gilgandraregion.com.au or by phone 02 6817 8800.

Gilgandra Fitness Centre

The Gilgandra Fitness Centre is open.

As a condition of entry evidence of COVID-19 vaccination for all those on the premises aged 16 years and above must be sighted, as per the Public Health Order. There may be medical exemptions to this, which also requires evidence. This must be in the form of a medical certificate, or other written evidence signed by a registered health practitioner or NDIS provider.  

Classes of 10 each weekday @ 5.00pm - 5.40 pm and 5.45pm - 6.30pm

You must follow COVID Safe plans and adhere to limits of users.

Gilgandra Housing and Homelessness

Housing and Homelessness services are available - please call 6817 8798 or email gys@gilgandra.nsw.gov.au 

Gilgandra Shire Library

The Library is now open, with Conditions of Entry in place, including a maximum capacity of 15 visitors, Covid check in, hand sanitiser use, masks and social distancing.  Evidence of COVID-19 vaccination for all those on the premises aged 16 years and above must also be sighted, as per the Public Health Order. There may be medical exemptions to this, which also requires evidence. This must be in the form of a medical certificate, or other written evidence signed by a registered health practitioner or NDIS provider.  

Three computers are available for bookings. 

Come in and browse the shelves, or use our Click & Collect/ Call & Collect service: you can reserve the items you want on our online catalogue, either by using the North Western Library app on phones or tablets, or using the North Western Library website, https://www.northwesternlibrary.com.au/. Alternately, contact the library and staff will make a selection to suit your requirements. 

Staff will be available by phone to answer your questions or help you to join the Library,  phone 6817 8877 or email library@gilgandra.nsw.gov.au

Gilgandra Waste Facility

The Facility is open for waste disposal. The Op Shop and recycling centre is open from Monday, 27 September. 

Gilgandra Youth Services 

Gilgandra Youth Services is operating.
For more information on the Breakfast Club or Youth Club services and activities, please call 6817 8798, email gys@gilgandra.nsw.gov.au

Meals on Wheels and Community Transport

Meals on Wheels and Community Transport is continuing services.
If you are interested in volunteering with Council, please access further information here.
If clients have any enquiries please call 6817 8750.

Orana Living

Orana Living houses implementing measures in line with NSW Health advice. Please call 6817 8600 to speak with Orana Living staff.

Public Parks

All public parks in the Gilgandra Shire are open. The community is reminded to observe social distancing requirements when using these public spaces.
Normal public park maintenance will continue.

Public Toilets

Hunter Park and Miller Street CBD public toilets are open. 

Road Maintenance, Water Sewer and Depot

Road Maintenance and water and sewer teams will continue as planned. The depot and workshop will continue to operate as normal.

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Council will continue to stay up-to-date with Federal Government advice, in addition to NSW Government and NSW Health requirements and Public Health Orders. Necessary changes will continue to be implemented at the range of service locations and facilities that Council operates.

Current COVID-19 restrictions can be found by visiting the NSW Government website.

Council facilities have social distancing and hygiene measures in place, including all visitors to wear face masks and sign in, limits on customer numbers where stated. Strict social distancing and hygiene arrangements are in place to ensure health and safety of staff and customers. Customers are asked to not visit the various services and buildings if they are unwell.