Council facilities reopen to the community

Published on 12 September 2021

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MidCoast Council’s facilities and services will reopen to the community tomorrow, following the lifting of the NSW Government’s stay at home orders for the region.

Waste management centres, customer service centres, libraries and visitor information centres will open today, with the Manning Regional Art Gallery opening on Tuesday.

For those members of the community who do not feel comfortable undertaking face-to-face interactions, they can continue to use online and phone services to do their business with Council, Mayor David West said.

While the majority of Council public facilities were closed during the orders, services continued to be delivered to the community.

Mayor West said he and staff were pleased to be able to welcome the community back into the facilities, with Council ready to adapt its service model again should the situation change.

“We know this is a constantly evolving situation and we are ready to adapt to whatever is required of us by the State Government to protect our community and our staff.”

Mayor West said all facilities that are now re-open will continue to abide by their COVID safe plans and the requirements of the Public Health Order.

“This includes social distancing and wearing of masks at all our indoor facilities.”

Some services will be impacted by staffing arrangements, with the full list of Council facilities and their operations provided below.

Council’s website and social media pages will continue to be updated with relevant information about the operation of Council facilities and services

For further information regarding the stay at home restrictions visit www.health.nsw.gov.au/COVID-19 or contact Services NSW on 13 77 88 with your COVID related enquiries.

Service information

Taree Administration and Customer Service Centre, Yalawanyi Ganya: open  

Gloucester and Forster Customer Service points: open 

Tea Gardens Customer Service point: open Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm. Customers can phone 7955 7777 outside these hours for any support or assistance required.  

Stroud Customer Service point and Library: closed for in person assistance, contact us by phone or online as above

Waste Management Centres, Tip Shops and Tuncurry Return and Earn: open   

Libraries: open (except Stroud Library - refer above) - visit our Libraries website for contact details

Manning Regional Art Gallery: open   

Visitor Information Centres Gloucester, Taree and Forster: open            

MidCoast Assist: operating   

YMCA Taree and Forster: open

Gloucester Hydrotherapy Pool: open

Taree Airport: open – services provided by Pelican Air 

Kerbside waste collection: operating

Pounds: operating

Parks / playgrounds / public toilets: open

Council-managed Community Halls: open for bookings with appropriate COVID plans

Manning Entertainment Centre: closed for face-to-face, however box office can be contacted 10am to 1pm Tuesday to Friday: (02) 6592 5466 email  box.office@midcoast.nsw.gov.au