Adjusted hours at Blacktown City Council pools, gyms and libraries

Due to the impact of COVID-19 infections, a number of Blacktown City Council venues will operate at reduced hours over the coming weeks.

Council’s aquatic and leisure centres at Blacktown, Stanhope Gardens, Emerton and Riverstone will be affected by adjusted hours as well as Blacktown City Libraries.

The temporary change of hours comes after a number of staff tested positive to the virus or have been identified as close contacts, making them unable to work.

The changes will come into effect at all venues, excluding Charlie Lowles Leisure Centre Emerton, from 10 January until 30 January.

Charlie Lowles Leisure Centre has already implemented adjusted hours, as of 5 January.

Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale apologised for the inconvenience caused.

“Unfortunately, the high number of COVID-19 infections we are seeing in our community has also impacted staff at Council venues across Blacktown City,” Mayor Bleasdale said.

“This has meant many have tested positive or have been in close contact with a positive case, meaning they are unable to work.

“As a result, Council has made the difficult decision to reduce hours at the City’s aquatic and leisure centres and libraries.

“We hope to return to normal operating hours as soon as possible and thank our residents for their patience.

“I wish everyone affected by the virus at this time a speedy recovery.”

Details of adjusted service hours for the period 10 – 30 January are below.

For the latest COVID-19 information, visit https://www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/Services/Health-and-safety/Response-to-Coronavirus/Operating-status-for-Council-venues-and-facilities

Adjusted Operating Hours

Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope

Normal operating hours

Monday 5.30am – 9.00pm

Tuesday – Friday 5.30am – 9.00pm

Saturday / Sunday 8.00am – 7.00pm

From 10 – 30 January

Monday 7.30am – 9.00pm

Tuesday – Friday 7.30am – 7.30pm

Saturday / Sunday 8.00am – 5.00pm

Blacktown Aquatic Centre

Normal operating hours

Monday – Friday 5.30am – 7.30pm

Saturday 6.00am – 7.00pm

Sunday 8.00am – 7.00pm

From 10 – 30 January

Monday – Friday 7.30am – 7.30pm

Saturday 6.00am – 5.00pm

Sunday 8.00am – 5.00pm

Charlie Lowles Leisure Centre Emerton

Normal operating hours

Monday – Friday 7.30am – 8.00pm (stadium to 9.30pm)

Saturday / Sunday 8.00am – 7.00pm (stadium to 5.00pm)

From 5 – 30 January

Monday – Friday 7.30am – 6.00pm

Monday 6.00pm – 9.30pm (stadium only 17 & 24 Jan)

Saturday / Sunday 8.00am – 5.00pm

Riverstone Swim Centre

Normal operating hours

Monday – Sunday 9.00am – 7.00pm

From 10 – 30 January

Monday – Sunday 9.00am – 6.00pm

Mount Druitt Swim Centre

Normal operating hours

Monday – Sunday 9.00am – 7.00pm

From 10 – 30 January

Monday – Sunday 9.00am – 6.00pm

Blacktown City Libraries

Normal operating hours

Libraries normally close at 7.45pm Monday through Friday, weekend hours are as listed on Council’s website.

From 10 – 30 January

All libraries to operate from 9.30am to 5.00pm Monday through Friday

All libraries to operate from 9.30am to 4.00pm Saturdays and 12.00 to 4.00pm Sundays

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