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)

Limited Access - 01 June 2020

  


From 1 June 2020:
Services Maintained
People waiting at reception limited to one person at a time. 

Phone:  02 6774 2500  Email:  council@walcha.nsw.gov.au 

Walcha Preschool

Operational

Services maintained, schools have resumed face to face lessons.

Council Depot

Operational

Services Maintained but will be reviewed to ensure Staff safety.

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

OPEN

Lions Park and McHattan Park to remain.  Quota Park Toilets will be opened from 01 June 2020.

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

Suspended

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

Town Bus for Walcha local shopping

Operational

Service increased to twice per week.   Bookings required on 6774 2471.

Walcha Community Care Office

Restrictions 

Drop ins by prior appointment only.  Please call 6774 2471 to make an appointment. All events and Group gatherings have been cancelled. 

Medical Drives

Restricted

Please contact Walcha Community Care on 6774 2471.

Walcha Library

Normal Opening Hours from 06 October 2020

Resumed normal Library opening hours.  Books returned will be quarantined and cleaned prior to being put back into circulation.

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

Now Open!


Bus to Armidale

Service suspended

Suspended until further notice.

Bus to Tamworth

Service suspended

Service suspended until further notice.

School Holiday activities

Activities Cancelled

Suspended until further notice.

Library Storytime and other group activities

Activities suspended

Suspended until further notice.

Council Chambers

LIMITED

All bookings of the Council Chambers are LIMITED with reduced numbers and socially distancing enforced 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.