Impact of COVID-19 Stage 4 restrictions on services

Published on 07 August 2020


The Victorian Government’s introduction of Stage 4 restrictions in its effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 has further implications for Council services and facilities.

Please be assured that essential services will be continuing for our residents.

These include our kerbside waste collection, services for older and vulnerable residents and our critical Maternal and Child Health visits.

However, the changes do impact some Council services, beyond those already affected by the previous Stage 3 restrictions. These include:

• Recycling and Recovery Centre, Plenty, is now closed to the public but will remain open for commercial customers only with a Permitted Work Permit. Due to the change, the operating hours have been modified to Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm. The centre is closed weekends, public holidays and during extreme weather.

• Eltham and Panton Hill Playhouses are closed to all children except those of permitted workers or vulnerable children. For information please contact

• The Yarrambat Park Golf Course is closed. For more information go to

• The Hurstbridge Community Hub is operating for essential services only including the Children’s Hub, Maternal and Child Health, limited essential allied health services and immunisation. For enquiries contact

• Immunisation sessions are continuing but must be prebooked online via our website.

• Library services: All branches of the Yarra Plenty Regional Library Service closed under Stage 3 restrictions. Now under Stage 4, all return chutes have been closed, Click & Post, Click & Print and Family Fun Bundle services have also ended. All current loans have been extended to 17 September 2020. For more information, go to

You will continue to see some Council staff out in the Shire carrying out essential works and maintenance in accordance with the current mandated restrictions.

Our customer service team remains hard at work and is contactable by phone by calling 9433 3111. You can also conduct many items of Council business at our website

We would also encourage you to support our local businesses and the local economy through these challenging times. Many have pivoted to online sales and virtual programs.

Council, for its part, has offered a number of supports to local businesses throughout the pandemic.

Through all this our priority remains the health and safety of the community and our staff, so please stay safe, #BeKind, and together we can help fight the spread of COVID-19.