Transfer stations across the Southern Grampians Shire will re-open to the general public from next week.
The reopening on June 1 follows the Victorian Government announcement around the gradual easing of restrictions throughout the state from 11:59pm Sunday 31 May.
The revised operating hours for each transfer station are as follows:
Hamilton: Tuesday – Friday 7:30 – 4:30pm Saturday 9:30 – 4:30pm (last customers through at 4pm daily)
Balmoral: Thursday 1.00pm – 4.00pm Sunday 9.00am – 12.00pm
Branxholme: Tuesday 9.00am – 12.00pm Saturday 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Cavendish: Tuesday 1.00pm – 4.00pm Saturday 9.00am – 12.00pm
Coleraine: Wednesday 1.00pm – 4.00pm Friday 9.00am – 12.00pm Sunday 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Dunkeld: Wednesday 1.00pm – 4.00pm Sunday 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Glenthompson: Wednesday 9.00am – 12.00pm Sunday 9.00am – 12.00pm
Penshurst: Tuesday 1.00pm – 4.00pm Saturday 9.00am – 12.00pm
All facilities now have EFTPOS available and will be accepting EFTPOS only. No cash payments will be accepted.
Southern Grampians Shire Council CEO Michael Tudball thanked Southern Grampians Shire residents for their patience over the last few months throughout the COVID-19 service impacts.
“Council are very pleased to be re-opening all of our transfer stations from next week. We know how important these facilities are to the public so being able to have them open for business again is a real positive.
“We have implemented a number of processes to help improve staff and customer safety at these facilities, including the installation of EFTPOS machines at all of our transfer stations which will reduce opportunities for contact and increased cleaning measures.
“I’d like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation as we’ve navigated through this difficult time. There is still a way to go, but I thank everyone for their hard work in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19 and for supporting each other,” Mr Tudball said.
Customers are reminded that social distancing measures remain in place and limits on the numbers of patrons through the gate at one time may be enforced if necessary.
“We also ask that people stay away from these facilities if they’re feeling unwell and to please keep hand washing and sanitising as advised,” Mr Tudball said.
For up-to-date information on all of Council’s services, please refer to our website www.sthgrampians.vic.gov.au