For the safety of our community and staff, Council has made the difficult decision to close some facilities.
28 March update
In accordance with a NSW Government Public Health Order all Council owned outdoor play areas, including playgrounds and skate parks, have been ordered to temporarily close due to COVID-19. We apologise for any inconvenience.
25 March update
Face to face customer service at Council’s Katoomba office will cease at the close of business today (25 March). Customer service will still be available to the community, via phone and email, as well as information available online.
Phone: 4723 5000 (lower mountains) or 4780 5000 (upper mountains)
All Service NSW enquiries should be directed to the Service NSW offices in Springwood (Raymond Mall, Shop 14, entrance via Springwood Ave) or Lithgow (Valley Plaza, Shop 51, Cnr of Lithgow and Bent Streets) or go to http://www.service.nsw.gov.au.
The Blaxland Waste Management Facility will now be closed on Sundays. The Facility will continue to operate Monday – Saturday.
- This facility remains open to support the disposal of domestic waste collected kerbside and for business contractors.
- We are asking residents to avoid going to the Blaxland Facility for anything that isn't essential or urgent, during this time. We know that generating waste is unavoidable, but please try to avoid any unnecessary activities that may generate large quantities of waste where possible during this crisis.
- The re-use shed is currently closed until further notice.
- More details about waste service changes.
All campgrounds are being closed (from midday tomorrow, Thursday 26 March)
- Blackheath Glen Campground - Megalong Valley
- Cathedral Campground - Mt Wilson
- Lockyers Campground - Hartley Vale, and
- Old Ford Reserve Campground - Megalong Valley
Mt York Campground (Mt Victoria) remains closed due to bushfire impact.
23 March update
Council is recommending a suspension of all competitions and training at Council sports grounds and ovals. Council is asking local sporting groups to consider whether they can achieve social distancing (as outlined by NSW Health) to help stop the spread of COVID-19. If not, then Council recommends suspending these activities for now.
Council is also recommending a suspension of all events at Council carparks, parks or reserves, due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The ban on non-essential mass gatherings applies to 500 people for outdoor gatherings, and now 100 people for indoor gatherings. Council is asking local organisers to consider whether they can achieve social distancing (as outlined by NSW Health), to stop the spread of COVID-19, at any planned events that are smaller than these numbers. If not, then Council recommends postponing these events for now.
From midday Monday 23 March:
- all Council Leisure Centres, pools and gyms are closed until further notice.
From Tuesday 24 March:
- Blue Mountains Hub, at Springwood, including the Customer Contact Centre. Lower Mountains residents will be able to access services and pay accounts over the phone, or online, or via cheque.
- Katoomba Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility
- All Libraries
- All workshops
- All Visitor Information Centres
- Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
- All public halls including Wentworth Falls School of Arts and Glenbrook Cinema, and
- All bushcare activities
18 March update
- Blue Mountains Libraries at Blackheath, Wentworth Falls, Lawson and Blaxland will close until further notice.
- Aquatic Centres at Glenbrook and Lawson will close until further notice. Note: Blackheath Pool closed earlier this month for the autumn/winter seasons.
- Visitor Information Centres at Glenbrook and Echo Point, Katoomba will close until further notice. Visitor information services will continue to be provided by telephone and online through the Visitor information webpage.
- Bushcare activities will be suspended until further notice.
- Council’s Customer Contact Centres remain open at Springwood and Katoomba. We are encouraging the community to use as many of our online services as possible.
- Waste Management Facilities remain open at Blaxland and Katoomba.
- Blue Mountains Cultural Centre remains open, however, no events or exhibitions will be held until further notice.
- Katoomba and Springwood Libraries remain open, however, the number of users will be capped at 100 people at any one time. All programs and events at Katoomba and Springwood Libraries will be suspended until further notice. Get more information about Blue Mountains Library’s online resources.
- Leisure and Aquatic Centres at Katoomba and Springwood will remain open, however, the number of users will be capped at 100 people at any one time. This will ensure a core fitness service is available to the upper and lower Blue Mountains. Group fitness classes are continuing at open centres with implementation of social distancing and increased cleaning. Find out more about Katoomba and Springwood Leisure Centres here.
16 March update
- Blue Mountains Theatre and Cultural Centre have cancelled all programming. Further information is available in our Media Release: COVID-19 affects programming at Blue Mountains Theatre.
- All non-essential community programs and events are postponed or cancelled