Further Council facilities open as COVID-19 restrictions ease

Published on 24 November 2020

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Following today’s easing of the Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions, we are pleased to announce that further Council services and facilities will become available to more of our residents.

Visitors are asked to continue to follow Victorian Government guidelines including the recommendations regarding mask wearing.

All our facilities and services are operating under strict COVID-safe plans to ensure the health and safety of our community and staff. If you feel at all unwell, please stay home and if you have any coronavirus symptoms, please go and get tested.

We will keep the community updated as we continue the safe reopening of other facilities and services in line with Victorian government directives.

Recreation and leisure facilities

The gym and group fitness classes are back in full operation at the Eltham Leisure Centre and Diamond Creek Community Centre, although group fitness is still capped at 20 people per class.

The Diamond Creek Outdoor Pool, including the toddler pool, is open with no restrictions and no bookings required. The change rooms and showers are open. Swimming lessons will recommence on 25 November.

Bookings are no longer required for the Eltham Leisure Centre pool, and aqua aerobics has also resumed.

Stadium bookings have resumed at the Eltham Leisure Centre, Diamond Creek Community Centre and Community Bank Stadium, subject to density requirements. Limited casual shooting options are also available at the Community Bank Stadium.

A reminder that the Diamond Valley Sports and Fitness Centre remains closed for major redevelopment. Child care is returning to the Eltham Leisure Centre and Diamond Creek Community Centre from 30 November.

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Libraries

The Diamond Valley and Eltham library branches are now open to up to 100 people.

Visits are limited to one hour, and visitors must wear a mask and check in using the Yarra Plenty Regional Library’s QR code for contact tracing. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home.

The Click & Collect service and Print & Collect services are still available and return chutes are open.

The Hurstbridge Hub Click & Collect service is still operating, as is the Mobile Library.

You can find out more here.

Edendale Community Environment Farm

The farm, including the indigenous nursery, reopened today for free pre-booked visits via the Edendale website, edendale.vic.gov.au/events.

The café will be open for refreshments.

Visitors do not need to wear a mask outside, provided they can socially distance as directed by the Victorian Government.

The nursery is also offering a contactless click and collect service.

Hurstbridge Community Hub

The Hurstbridge Community Hub is accepting bookings in accordance with the easing of restrictions.

Community groups will be invited to submit an expression of interest to allow the team to work with them to plan upcoming activities or program.

Email Hurstbridge.hub@nillumbik.vic.gov.au or contact the Hurstbridge Hub Development Officer on 9433 3732.

Events

As restrictions continue to ease, we ask organisers to follow advice from DHHS on event requirements.

Those considering holding an event on Council land or in public spaces should contact Council’s Events Team with the details of proposed plans via events@nillumbik.vic.gov.au or phone customer service on 9433 3111 so we can provide advice on a case by case basis.

Customer Service Centre

Our customer service desk remains closed but you can contact one of our friendly team on 9433 3111.

Many items of Council business can be conducted on our website, nillumbik.vic.gov.au

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