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Changes to Council Services for Bathurst

Mayor of Bathurst Cr Ian North has urged the community to do their bit in stopping the spread of COVID and abiding by the current Stay at Home orders that came into effect at 5pm last night.

“Council has made significant changes to its operations to help protect our workforce and the broader community, while ensuring essential works and services continue.

“Council’s COVID response taskforce met this morning to finalise plans for the operation of Council’s facilities under the Stay at Home orders that are now in place.

“Bathurst Regional Council’s facilities that deal with members of the community will close their doors to public access but staff will continue to provide customer service via phone and email during business hours. 

“The community will see Council’s works and maintenance crews out in the community working with appropriate COVID-safe measures in place. This includes social distancing, frequent hand sanitising and wearing of masks.  Maintenance works will continue for the safety and wellbeing of our community.

“Essential services – our water, waste and sewer facilities continue as a matter of public health and safety. Essential inspections and regulatory functions will also continue with appropriate COVID-safe measures in place.

“I urge the community to  remain calm and follow the advice and directions of NSW Health at this time.  If you’re unwell get tested and isolate until you get the results and if you can, get vaccinated.  

“Can I also encourage people to reach out to services like Lifeline, Beyond Blue or Headspace if you need support during these very challenging times,” Cr North said.

A full list of Council’s facilities and their operations is attached. Council’s website and social media pages will continue to be updated with relevant information for community members about the operation of Council’s facilities during the Stay at Home orders.

For further information regarding the Stay at Home restrictions visit www.health.nsw.gov.au/COVID-19 or you can contact Service NSW on 13 77 88 with your COVID related enquiries.  

The following Council facilities are closed: 

Civic Centre Administration Building: Closed

Customer service available via phone 6333 6111 or email council@bathurst.nsw.gov.au 

NOTE: Development Applications can be lodged online via the Planning Portal

Bathurst Library: Closed

Enquiries available via phone 6333 6281

Borrowing still available online via our digital collection

www.library.com.au

Bathurst Art Gallery: Closed

Enquiries via phone 6333 6555

www.bathurstart.com.au

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre: Closed

Box office enquiries available via phone 6333 6161

www.bmec.com.au

Bathurst Visitor Information Centre: Closed

Enquiries via phone 6332 1444 or email visitors@bathurst.nsw.gov.au

www.bathurstregion.com.au

Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum: Closed

National Motor Racing Museum: Closed

Bathurst Rail Museum: Closed

Chifley Home & Education Centre: Closed

Enquiries via phone 6333 6543 www.museumsbathurst.com.au

Kelso Community Hub: Closed

Enquiries via phone 6333 6523

Small Animal Pound: Closed

Ring to enquire regarding pet adoptions.

Rangers will continue to respond to urgent animal control issues.

Phone 6333 6111

Bathurst Children’s Services

Open with appropriate measures in place

Enquiries via phone 6333 6560

www.childcarebrc.com.au

Aerodrome

Open with services provided by Regional Express Airlines according to their current schedule

Waste Management Centre

Closed to general public

Open for essential commercial waste and curbside collection

Phone 6333 6100

Curbside Collection Continues as usual

Parks/playgrounds/public toilets: Open

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