Newcastle and Hunter region lockdown sparks local closures

MidCoast Council

MidCoast Council has had to close a number of facilities in its southern region as a result of the snap lockdown of Newcastle and its surrounding local government areas.

Facilities at Tea Gardens, Stroud and Gloucester have been impacted and Council will continue to monitor the situation as it progresses.

Customer service points at Tea Gardens and Stroud are now closed, along with Stroud Library, while Gloucester Waste Management Facility will be closed until Tuesday 10 August and Tea Gardens Library is expected to be closed today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday), but may reopen next week.

“We’re watching closely, especially because of the proximity to our area,” said MidCoast Council’s General Manager, Adrian Panuccio.

“Our responsibility is to assist in keeping our MidCoast community safe and we’ll be making whatever changes are necessary to ensure this happens.”

Mr Panuccio also added that anyone who has visited the Newcastle and Hunter regions since Saturday 31 July will need to adhere to the stay at home orders and not attend Council facilities.

Specifically, the local government areas that are subject to the Order include:

  • Newcastle
  • Lake Macquarie
  • Maitland
  • Port Stephens
  • Singleton
  • Dungog
  • Muswellbrook
  • Cessnock

Council will be updating its website and Facebook page with any closures or changes to the public health order that impact the community.

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