A statement from Brimbank City Council Mayor, Cr Georgina Papafotiou.
Victorian Government restrictions are set to ease from Monday, and I would like to update our community about what this will look like for Council services.
Playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gym equipment have already opened for use, with physical distancing and group number limits in place.
Our libraries will introduce a new click and collect service for library members from Monday.
We’re planning to reopen some select Council locations and services from 9 June. This will include consideration of customer service centres, the indoor pools at Sunshine Leisure Centre (no swimming lessons), some Neighbourhood Houses and Brimbank Learning Futures.
In line with Victorian Government public health requirements, there will be physical distancing requirements, group limits and other measures to protect the health of those who visit and work at these centres. While it will look and feel a little different to normal, we are keen to support our community safely.
Council staff who can work from home will continue to work from home.
We are also carefully planning for the more full reopening of Sunshine Leisure Centre to ensure the safety of visitors and staff when it is allowed to reopen in late June. Council is also planning to open a new Pop-Up Gym and other fitness options at our Keilor Downs leisure site for patrons of the old St Albans Leisure Centre that has shut permanently, to enable the construction of a new health and wellbeing hub.
Thank you to everyone who has helped slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. It is because of these actions that we can commence to consider reopening some of our services. Please keep up the good work to protect the health and safety of our community.