Closures of Council facilities and services, due to COVID-19
Blue Mountains City Council has temporarily closed facilities and some services, in response to escalating NSW Government restrictions due to the spread of COVID-19 in Greater Sydney.
Mayor Mark Greenhill said Council services were affected from 6pm today (26 June, 2021) until at least 9 July, in line with the current public health order, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the community and Staff.
“It is unfortunate that we are required to take these steps again,” Mayor Greenhill said. “But the safety of people comes before everything and we need to do our bit in the Blue Mountains, to help stop the spread of the virus.”
“Council will continue to monitor services, day to day, as the situation evolves.”
- Blue Mountains Libraries at Katoomba, Blackheath, Wentworth Falls, Lawson and Blaxland are CLOSED. The current Library in the Loft service at Springwood is CLOSED.
- Leisure and Aquatic Centres at Katoomba, Springwood and Glenbrook are CLOSED.
- Katoomba Waste Management Facility are CLOSED. Blaxland Waste Management Facility will be open to commercial operators only. Household bins will continue to be collected, as will any booked waste services.
- Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Blue Mountains Theatre and Hub and Braemar House & Gallery are CLOSED.
- Blue Mountains Community Halls are CLOSED.
- Echo Point is CLOSED until further notice. Visitor Information Centres at Glenbrook and Echo Point, Katoomba are CLOSED.
Council’s Customer Contact Centres, at Katoomba and Springwood, is CLOSED for face-to-face visitors, but customer service officers will be available on the phone. Council’s eServices are also available. Go to https://www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/eservices.
Council sports grounds and ovals will remain open for residents who would like to use them for exercise, during this period of shutdown. But, in line with the current public health order, no more than 10 people can be together exercising at any one time. Sports grounds and ovals are CLOSED for club training or games, organised personal training, commercial/personal training bookings and school holiday training and events during this period. Tennis courts are also CLOSED. Council play space equipment, skate parks and BBQ facilities at parks are CLOSED.
Blue Mountains Tourist Parks and Council camping grounds will remain open for current guests only.
Bushcare activities were suspended on Thursday, 24 June.
Council’s Family Day Care office is CLOSED, but officers will be available by phone. Families should make contact with their Family Day Educators who will decide whether to continue their service or not, during this period.
“Council’s core services will continue to operate during this period,” Mayor Greenhill said. “This includes our escalated road fixing program and the maintenance of our roads, sports grounds, ovals, parks and public toilets.”
You can stay up to date on Council’s response to COVID-19 at bmcc.nsw.gov.au/coronavirus. Go to the NSW Health website for more information on the current public health order https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/.