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A message from the Mayor

Council is pleased to see social distancing restrictions eased, however we would like to remind community members to stay vigilant, in order to prevent a spike in the rate of COVID-19 transmissions among the community.

Playgrounds throughout the LGA are now open. While Council staff will endeavour to sanitise playgrounds and gym equipment more regularly, keep in mind we have 118 playgrounds to look after, so any use of equipment must be considered as at your own risk. We take the health and wellbeing of our staff, customers and our broader community seriously. We urge you to please remember the following simple advice:

  • You still need to practice social distancing (1.5m apart)
  • Practice good hygiene (wash hands before and after visits)
  • Take extra care – we have 118 playgrounds and can’t sanitise them all day every day!
  • Personal responsibility is key – monitor your children as they play
  • Do you or your child feel unwell? Get tested, then stay home!

Tidal pools will also be opened up to the community, and visitors will be required to adhere to the 10 person limit for outdoor pools and outdoor gatherings. Signage will be installed to remind people of the limits.

Council would like to remind residents and visitors that we are all in this together, so please – do your part to help keep the curve flat.

Over the coming months Council will be working hard to support our local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. You may have noticed our campaign to promote local food businesses and restaurants in social media, which has seen local residents and families patronising these businesses by ordering in locally prepared meals.

We will continue to follow the advice of NSW Health and the Federal Department of Health to implement measures in the best interests of our staff and our community. Our extensive program of community events has been cancelled, postponed and, in some cases replaced by safe, educational and healthy activities designed to keep our community thriving and occupied in their homes and around their neighbourhood.

Our call centre staff members continue to respond to a wide range of service requests and provide information on all of Council’s services and programs, eliminating the need for a face to face visit. If you need to make a payment to Council, we would prefer that you do so online via our ‘Rates and Payments’ page.

Please also note that members of our Libraries have access to our online library service which provides digital books to read at home. For more information go to georgesriver.overdrive.com.

We ask that at this time we all show kindness to each other and look to help and support the most vulnerable members of our community.

We will continue to provide updates as we receive new information. For information on Georges River Council, please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or call 9330 6400

Kevin Greene, Mayor Georges River Council and Gail Connolly, General Manager



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