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Council is taking strong measures to protect the health of the community following the advice of NSW Health and Public Health Orders.

Following the latest advice from the Premier and NSW Health, the following Council Services will be closed until 12.01am Saturday, 28 August in line with current Health Orders.

These are difficult circumstances and we appreciate your patience and understanding. 

Essential maintenance

The additional restrictions announced in mid July saw us cease Council construction work but we were permitted to continue with essential services for the maintenance, safety and upkeep of public and recreational spaces, including parks, sportsfields and road and footpath maintenance. 

In addition, the following services remain unaffected: 

Customer Service - 1300 434 434

Our Manly, Mona Vale, Avalon and Dee Why customer service branches are temporarily closed but we are still here to help you. Check out our range of online services or call us on 1300 434 434. 

We can also book an online appointment for you if needed. Just call us to find out the many ways we can help. We look forward to continuing to serve you during this period. 

Libraries

All library branches (including all community libraries) are closed until further notice.

Our Library2U service is back delivering during lockdown. Borrow books, DVDs, CDs and more direct to your home via the Library app or website.

Our Home Library Service will also continue and will be offering increased service for the most vulnerable in our community.

Aquatic Centres and Gyms

In line with NSW Health advice, Warringah Aquatic Centre, Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Pool and Gym are temporarily closed.  

Arts and Culture

Glen Street Theatre is closed and has cancelled all performances and workshops. View information on cancelled performances and refunds

Manly Art Gallery and Museum is closed. All associated exhibitions, talks and events have been cancelled.

Our gallery and exhibition space at the Creative Space in North Curl Curl is closed to the public. 

The Avalon Workshop and Mona Vale Creative Pop-up are also be closed.

Community Centres

Our Community Centres are temporarily closed.

Visitor Information Centre

Our Visitor Information Centre at Manly Wharf is closed until further notice. Our team can also help you through online chats on their website or on phone (9976 1430) during business hours.

Environment Centres

Our Coastal Environment Centre and Manly Environment Centre are closed to the public.

Aboriginal Heritage Office

The Aboriginal Heritage Office in Freshwater is temporarily closed. All programs, excursions and school visits have been cancelled until further notice.

Justice of the Peace Services

Justice of the Peace services are temporarily closed. Please refer to the JP website or Service NSW for available alternatives.

Beaches

View beach status

Outdoor facilities

In response to the NSW Government amending health orders, the following outdoor facilities are open:

Manly Warringah War Memorial Park

Remains open for exercise only. 

Waste

All residential waste services will continue as normal. The service will start earlier than the usual 6am start time to ensure the health and safety of employees.

All street litter bins will continue to be collected and maintained as normal.

Hop Skip Jump bus service 

Will operate at a reduced capacity of max 8 persons. Masks are mandatory.

Kimbriki

Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre remains open 7am to 5pm every day for essential services only. Any changes to opening hours or operations will be published on the website and residents should check before travelling to Kimbriki.

Kimbriki’s Buy Back Centre and the Eco House & Garden will close and all workshops are cancelled until further notice.

Childcare

All Childcare Centres, Pre Schools, Occasional Care, Family Day Care centres remain open and operating normal days and hours.

Our staff and children are following recommended hygiene procedures including sneezing and coughing etiquette and handwashing practices. We are intentionally teaching and actively promoting correct hygiene practices at every opportunity with the children.

We have increased the cleaning regimes within our services and will be removing sensory play experiences such as playdough to further reduce risks.

Our services have adopted social distancing measures within the community including cancelling excursions, travel, and some events such as incursions.

Vacation Care will go ahead in the school holidays, but we’ve had to modify the program in-line with the Public Health Orders including cancelling excursions, travel, and some events such as incursions. However, we’ll be running plenty of fun activities for the kids over this period

Development Assessments

Development assessments are being processed as normal wherever possible.

Where site inspections need to occur, they are being conducted from outside the property where it is possible without contact with the applicant. Assessors will be in touch before visiting your property.

Any inspections that require indoor assessment will be postponed until restrictions ease. This may result in unavoidable delays to final assessment for some applicants. We will prioritise these site visits as soon as it is safe to do so.