General Community Updates

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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 that are reopened to the public will have social distancing and hygiene measures in place, including 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.

Administration Building, Warren Road

The building is open to the public effective from Monday, 1 June. A limit of 2 customers in the service area is in place at any one time, with visitors not permitted to meet in office spaces. Customer requests can still be received by phone or online.

Coo-ee Heritage Centre (CHC), Visitor Information Centre and toilet facilities

The CHC and toilets remain closed.

The Visitor Information Centre will be relocating to operate from the GIL, Miller Street from a date to be advised.

Cooee Lodge Hostel

The facility will be opening to family visitors from week commencing Monday, 1 June. Visits will be by appointment only in an interview room, with the space to be cleaned between visits. Visitors will be limited to 2 at a time with 1 resident, and restricted to 30 minutes.

Visitors are asked to follow directions from staff on site and complete a declaration upon arrival. 

Please call 6817 8744 to arrange an appointment or to discuss with staff.  

Gilgandra Shire Library

The Library will be reopened on a date to be advised and following review of the NSW Health Checklist for COVID-19 Safety in Libraries.

Click and Collect and phone orders remain available, with collections continuing from the verandah at this time. 

Library staff are available to answer your questions on 6817 8877 or email library@gilgandra.nsw.gov.au .  

Gilgandra Waste Facility

The Facility is open for waste disposal. The Op Shop remains closed at this time. 

Gilgandra Youth Services and Fitness Centre

Breakfast Club is recommencing from Monday, 1 June, with social distancing procedures and handwashing facilities in place.

Housing and Homelessness needs are by appointment only - please call 6817 8798 or email gys@gilgandra.nsw.gov.au 

After school drop-in remains closed at this time, however the basketball courts are open for use with social distancing measures in place. 

The Fitness Centre remains closed at this time. 

Meals on Wheels and Community Transport

These services continue with the assistance of redeployed Council staff. If clients have any enquiries please call 6817 8750.

Parks

Hunter Park, Tooraweenah Park, Jordana Park, Bencubbin St Park, Clarice Scholz Park and the Gilgandra skate park are all currently open. The community is reminded to observe social distancing requirements when using these public spaces. 

Public Toilets

Hunter Park and Miller Street CBD public toilets are open. 

Service NSW, Miller Street

Service NSW remains open to the public in a restricted form allowing for essential transactions only. Maximum of 2 customers are permitted in the space at a time. 

Jack Towney Hostel

The facility is currently closed to visitors. Please call 6817 8744 for any enquiries. 

the GIL

the GIL is currently operating online through the Facebook page, with the opening of the space in Miller Street to occur in late June.

For further information, or specific enquiries about Council services and facilities please call 6817 8800.