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With the lifting of lockdown, Lismore City Council is pleased to announce that many of its services have returned to normal.

“With such short notice, the re-opening of many of our public facilities following the lockdown is great news for our community and will be very welcomed,” Mayor Vanessa Ekins said.

“Since yesterday’s announcement, our staff have been working hard to ensure we could re-open as many facilities as soon as possible while strictly adhering to State Government guidelines to ensure the safety of our community, visitors and staff.

“This means people entering any Council facility must wear a mask, sign in with a QR code and maintain social distancing at all times. To ensure the safety of the community and staff, anyone not adhering to these guidelines will not be permitted to enter Council facilities.”

CORPORATE CENTRE

The Corporate Centre in Goonellabah re-opened to the public today and will operate from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

WASTE SERVICES

The Recycling & Recovery Facility on Wyrallah Road in East Lismore and the Nimbin Transfer Station has now re-opened to the public as of 10am today.

The online booking forms will no longer be required, however, anyone with an existing booking should still attend as planned.

The Bulk Return and Earn Depot located at the Recycling & Recovery Facility will also reopen today and resume normal operating times.

The Revolve Shop will re-open from Friday, 24 September from 9am to 2pm, and on Saturday from 9am to 1pm.

Please note, to attend the facilities you must follow COVID-safety rules.

This means people entering any Council facility must wear a mask, sign in and out with a QR code and maintain social distancing at all times. To ensure the safety of the community and staff, anyone not adhering to these guidelines will not be permitted to enter Council facilities.

We ask the community to be patient upon this facility re-opening as we expect many people dropping off waste and we must ensure social distancing is maintained, that’s one person per 4 square metres indoors and one person per 2 square metres outdoors.

GSAC

The Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre is now open with operating times from 6am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 7.15am to 4pm on Saturday. It will be closed on Sundays.

However the pool is closed due to maintenance upgrades.

The Switch Fitness also resumed its 24-hour access from today for those with a valid 24/7 access tag.

Group Fitness, Jiu Jitsu and Aqua classes will be capped at 20 people per space.

LISMORE MEMORIAL BATHS

The popular Lismore Memorial Baths has re-opened for the Summer Season as planned and will operate Monday to Friday from 6am to 6pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm.

When daylight savings begins on Sunday, 3 October, the weekend closing times will be extended to 7pm, allowing swimmers to enjoy the warmer weather.

LIBRARIES

All libraries in the Richmond Tweed network, including Lismore and Goonellabah libraries have now re-opened with normal operating hours. This includes the Mobile Library within the Lismore Local Government Area.

LISMORE REGIONAL GALLERY

The Gallery is now open and will operate from 10am to 6pm today. It will operate as previously from Wednesday to Sunday between 10am and 4pm, with extended hours on Thursday until 6pm. It is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

COUNCIL MEETINGS

Council’s Ordinary Monthly Meetings and weekly briefings will once again be open to the public to attend in person.

However, to ensure social distancing we will have an overflow room where members of the public may be asked to sit.

The Monthly Meetings will continue to be broadcast on Council’s Facebook page and website at www.lismore.nsw.gov.au

THE COVID-SAFETY PACK DISTRIBUTION CENTRE

The COVID-Safety Pack Distribution Centre at Council’s Corporate Centre will continue to operate for today only.

In the meantime, please continue to follow all COVID-19 Safety guidelines, such as wearing a mask inside public buildings and maintaining social distancing.