Golf course, skate parks and outdoor pool now open

Published on 20 October 2020

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Following the Victorian Government’s announcement of further easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Nillumbik Shire Council is pleased to announce the gradual reopening of some Council facilities.

The Yarrambat Park Golf Course and the Shire’s skate parks are now open.

The government also on Sunday announced that outdoor tennis can resume, and Council is working with clubs to enable a safe return to courts as soon as possible.

Our priority continues to be the health and safety of the community and staff, and the re-openings will be in line with Victorian Government-mandated restrictions and advice from the appropriate authorities.

All facilities and services will operate under strict COVID-safe plans with visitors required to wear a face mask and adhere to hand hygiene and social distancing rules.

Yarrambat Park Golf Course

The Yarrambat Park Golf Course has reopened for two-ball groups and nine holes only.

The course, which is operated by Belgravia Leisure on behalf of Council, is being managed in according with Golf Australia’s Return to Play Guidelines.

To meet the expected strong demand in the first two weeks after reopening, the course is offering games of nine holes only from the first and 10th tee.

Bookings are essential, and there will be strict policies regarding entry.

yarrambatgolf.com.au

Skate parks

Skate parks are now open. Users must wear a mask and observe social distancing and good hand hygiene measures.

Tennis

Outdoor tennis is now a permitted activity and Council is working closely with clubs to develop individual COVID-safe plans to allow a return to play as soon as possible. Government restrictions on gatherings apply, and there will be no access to indoor facilities except toilets. Please contact your local club about their reopening plans.

Recycling and Recovery Centre

The Recycling and Recovery Centre is open for residents to dispose of green waste accumulated during COVID restrictions and to prepare for the fire season.

Business customers with a valid permitted worker permit can also dispose of waste and recycling.

Please note current operating hours are Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm, closed weekends and public holidays.

nillumbik.vic.gov.au/rrc

Free Green Waste Day

To help residents dispose of green waste accumulated during the COVID-19 restrictions and prepare for the bushfire season, a free green waste drop off day will be held on Sunday 15 November, 8am-4pm at the former Kangaroo Ground tip in Graham Road, Kangaroo Ground.

Preparing your property

Property owners whose primary place of residence is outside the 25km zone, may travel to their Nillumbik property to carry out emergency preparation works if a Fire Prevention Notice is issued. Council officers are currently inspecting properties across the Shire and will be issuing notices as required.

Diamond Creek Outdoor Pool

The Diamond Creek Outdoor Pool is now open for 60-minute sessions which must be pre-booked at diamondcreekpool.com.au/bookings/

Up to 30 people are now allowed in the pool at one time. Toilets are available but change rooms are closed.

Libraries

The Eltham and Diamond Valley library branches are open for Click & Collect services.

The new pop-up library at the Hurstbridge Hub and the Mobile Library services are also operating a Click & Collect service.

yprl.vic.gov.au

Other services

Our customer service desk at the Civic Centre in Greensborough remains closed but you can contact our customer service team on 9433 3111.

Our recreation and leisure facilities including the Eltham Leisure Centre, Diamond Valley Sports and Fitness Centre, Community Bank Stadium and Diamond Creek Community Centre are also closed. We will continue to keep the community up to date as COVID-19 restrictions change.

For more information go to our COVID-19 update page