Coronavirus

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic Council will be taking measures to protect the community and Council Staff so that we can continue to provide essential services to our community.  The table below provides an overview of Council Services through the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Revised & Continuing Council Services:

Council Service

Service Status

Services Provided:

Water & Sewerage

Operational

Services will be continued

Waste Management

Operational

Services continued including bin collection and recycling.

Waste Depot services as normal at this stage.

Road Maintenance & Safety

Operational

Council crews will continue to maintain roads and road safety at this stage. 

Staff could be reduced if virus is ongoing and therefore skeleton crews will be working.

Council Main Office (including Service NSW)

Restricted Access

Council Office will be CLOSED for drop ins. 

 

Services Maintained but all visits to the office will be by prior appointment ONLY from Wednesday 25 March 2020 onwards. Enquiries to Engineering Department, Environmental Services, Service NSW and all Council Services must be ALL via telephone and/or email ONLY.  P – 67742500 or E – council@walcha.nsw.gov.au

If we cannot complete enquiry via telephone or email then Council will make arrangements for you to attend the Council Office in person through an approved appointment.

Walcha Preschool

Operational

Council note the advice from the State Government is to keep you children at home if you can. Note that families will not be charged if their child(ren) are taken out of Preschool.

Services maintained until further notice.  Council will take advice from the NSW Department of Education regarding any decisions to change operations for the Preschool.

Council Depot

CLOSED

Effective 26 March 2020 – Closed to the Public – Please phone 6774 2500.

Ranger Services

Operational

Service maintained.  Uralla Shire Council will determine this decision.

Park & Sporting Grounds

Open

Maintenance of grounds will continue however we encourage event organisers, sporting clubs and associations to observe social distancing practices as prescribed by Federal Government.

Squash Court Complex including Gym

CLOSED

This service will be closed from Monday
23 March 2020 following advice issued by the State and Federal Governments.

Pubic Toilets

Restrictions

Lions Park and Quota Park Toilets will be closed from 24 March 2020.

McHattan Park will remain open with increased cleaning frequency.

Meals on Wheels

Operational with new controls.

Service is continuing as normal with additional for our Staff providing this service.

Food Pantry Bus to Uralla

Cancelled

Individual trips to Supermarket available by appointment.  Please phone 6774 2471

Town Bus for Walcha local shopping

Cancelled

Individual trips to Supermarket available by appointment.  Please phone 6774 2471.

Walcha Community Care Office

CLOSED

All events and Group gatherings have been cancelled. Please ring 6774 2471 to arrange an appointment with Staff.

Medical Drives

Restricted

Please contact Walcha Community Care on 6774 2471.

Walcha Library

CLOSED

Online reservations and access to eLibrary available at www.cnl.nsw.gov.au. Pick up can be prearranged. All items currently on loan are to be kept until further notice – they will be automatically renewed and no late fees will be charged.

Development Applications and Assessments

Operational – Tues/Wed/Thursday.

Access via phone and email only from 24 March 2020 onwards

Services Maintained through phone and email only during Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Walcha Memorial Baths – Pool

Closed Wednesday 18 March 2020

Re-open next summer.

Visitor Information Centre

Closed – Thursday, 19 March 2020

Closed until further notice. Tourists referred to Walcha Tourism website for information.

Bus to Armidale

Service suspended

Suspended until further notice.

Bus to Tamworth

Service suspended

Service suspended until further notice.

April School Holiday activities

Activities Cancelled

Suspended until further notice.

Library Storytime and other group activities

Activities suspended

Suspended until further notice.

Council Chambers

CLOSED

All bookings of the Council Chambers are CANCELLED until further notice.

Street Stall

Operational – Fridays & Saturdays ONLY

Holding your street stall is totally up to the individual charity/organisation/club.  However please observe social distancing practices as prescribed by the Federal Government.