Council reopens water play parks, community and neighbourhood centres

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Blacktown City Council will welcome back families to its water play parks and reopen its neighbourhood and community centres next week as the City reopens after COVID-19 lockdowns.

In line with the NSW Government’s Recovery Reopening Roadmap, Council will further reopen more facilities from next Monday, 25 October.

Council’s water play parks at Nurragingy Reserve and Blacktown Showground will reopen on Monday, in time for summer.

Community and neighbourhood centres across Blacktown City, including Bowman Hall, will also reopen on Monday, following NSW achieving its 80 per cent double dose vaccination milestone.

Emerton Youth Recreation Centre will reopen on 26 October following construction work.

A COVID safe plan will be in place for each centre and capacity numbers will be enforced in line with the NSW Public Health Order. Masks will need to be worn while inside these venues.

In accordance with the Order, unvaccinated adults, or those without a valid medical exemption, are not permitted to enter these centres.

Council is pleased to announce its Blacktown Customer Information Centre will also reopen from Monday, and will operate Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm.

Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM said, “Council looks forward to welcoming back residents and guests to our facilities across Blacktown City.

“Families can once again cool off at Council’s water play parks, neighbourhood centres will be open for events and functions and our Customer Information Centre at Council’s administration building will reopen for face-to-face enquiries.

“This is an important step in Blacktown City returning to normal life after a lengthy lockdown and NSW hitting its 80 per cent vaccination target.

“Let’s get back to doing the things we have missed and once again enjoy the great facilities and venues Blacktown City Council has to offer.”

Community sport will also return to the Blacktown International Sportspark from Monday.

The Blacktown City Plant Nursery will reopen on 1 December.

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

Picture: Blacktown City Council will reopen its water play parks at Nurragingy Reserve and Blacktown Showground.

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