Easing restrictions bring changes for Council services and facilities

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The Victorian Government has announced the gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions from midnight tonight.

That means the five reasons to leave home will no longer apply in metro Melbourne, and the existing 10km limit will be increased to 25km. You can find out more about the restrictions here.

The eased restrictions will also see the reopening of some Council services and facilities in line with government guidelines.

All visitors to Council venues will now need to check in with the Service Victoria QR code app for contact tracing purposes. Information on the app can be found here. Visitors are required to wear a face mask both indoors and outdoors unless an exception applies.

Our customer service centre at Greensborough will reopen on Tuesday 15 June at 9am. This will allow our team time to set up the office to meet the new government criteria. However, our friendly team continue to be available over the phone on 9433-3111 during normal business hours.

The Recycling Centre and Reuse Shop in Plenty will reopen to the public on Friday 11 June. Normal operating hours will apply – Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 8am-4pm, but the centre will be closed on Monday due to the Queen’s Birthday public holiday. The Reuse Shop is open 9am-3.30pm.

The Eltham Library will reopen on Friday 11 June at 9am. The Diamond Valley Library remains closed for renovations and the Click & Collect service will resume at the Council offices from Wednesday 16 June. In-person programs and events remain cancelled and lockdown activities remain online. More details at the Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries website.

Our leisure centres – including the Eltham Leisure Centre, Diamond Creek Community Centre and Community Bank Stadium Diamond Creek– remain closed due to the continuing restrictions on indoor physical recreation and sport. We will continue to update the community as this changes.

Edendale Community Environment Farm is also still closed to visitors, however, the nursery will be open for retail purchases from 2pm-4pm on weekdays, with entry via the back (north) entrance only with parking at the Eltham North Adventure Playground.

The Yarrambat Park Golf Course is looking forward to welcoming back players on Friday, 11 June. Bookings essential.

Community sport can resume for training only. No competition is permitted and limited to the number of people required to participate and facilitate the activity. Community venues are open subject to the density requirement of one person per 4sqm.

The Eltham Community and Reception Centre, Hurstbridge Hub and Council’s halls for hire will reopen subject to density requirements.

Our community bus is operating for essential services such as medical appointments and essential shopping.

The full list of Council service and facility changes can be found here.

We will continue to keep the community updated as the situation evolves and restrictions change. We thank you for your patience as we continue to work to keep our community safe.

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