Leisure centres and libraries among Council facilities to reopen

Published on 10 November 2020


Nillumbik Shire Council is pleased to announce the reopening of further facilities following the latest easing of Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions.

Our priority continues to be the health and safety of the community and staff, and the reopenings will be in line with the Victorian Government 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.

We continue to work toward the safe reopening of our other facilities which, due to the level of restriction remain closed for now, and as always, will keep the community updated on any developments.

Eltham Leisure Centre

The centre has reopened to the public for prebooked sessions. Restrictions remain in place including:

• A limit of 20 people per pool

• Limit of 10 people in the gym per session

• Limit of 10 people per group fitness session

• Swim school returns with class restrictions in place

• Spa, steam and sauna are closed.


Diamond Creek Outdoor Pool

The pool is open for prebooked sessions.


Diamond Creek Community Centre

The centre has reopened for prebooked sessions. Restrictions remain in place including:

• A limit of 10 people in the gym per session

• A limit of 10 people per group fitness session.


Community Bank Stadium

The stadium is open for court hire bookings. Please email cbs@alignedleisure.


Branches of the Yarra Plenty Regional Library including Eltham and Diamond Valley reopen today, Tuesday 10 November.

Under current restrictions, only 10 people are allowed in the library at one time for a one-hour visit. There is no need to book but visitors are asked to be patient if there is a queue. Households are encouraged to choose one library “hero” to browse the collection for the entire family.

The Click & Collect service is still available for the library branches, the Hurstbridge Hub and Mobile Library.


Recycling and Recovery Centre, and Reuse Shop

The Recycling and Recovery Centre is open for normal business including waste, recycling and green waste, Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm, closed weekends.

A free green waste drop-off day for residents will be held at the former Kangaroo Ground landfill on Sunday 15 November, 8am-4pm.

From Monday 16 November, the centre will revert to its normal operating hours of Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 8am-4pm, closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The Reuse Shop will reopen on Friday 20 November.


Edendale Community Environment Farm

Our farm and indigenous plant nursery will reopen to the public on Monday 23 November for prebooked visits. Bookings open on November 10 from 10am.

Entry is free, but visitors, including nursery visitors, must book a ticket. Numbers and times are limited and can vary under our COVID-safe plan, so book early.

The nursery is continuing to offer Click & Collect sales for contactless collection.


Yarrambat Golf Course

The Goanna Golf mini-golf course, the driving range and The Grasslands dining are now open in addition to bookings for golf.


Community Sports Facilities

Community sports facilities have reopened with a maximum of 20 people indoors, limited to 10 people per space. Change rooms remain closed.

Community Groups leasing Council facilities

Council staff are working with user groups on their COVID-safe plans to allow for their return, which will be limited to 20 people per facility, and 10 per room.

Community Facilities (Halls)

Council will begin a staged return of these facilities this week with users required to submit a simple COVID-safe plan.

Hurstbridge Hub

The Hub is open for essential services and the Click & Collect library service. With easing of restrictions, Council staff will be working with user groups to safely welcome them back over the coming weeks. For more information, contact community@nillumbik.vic.gov.au

Customer Service Centre

Our Civic Drive office remains closed, but you can call our Customer Service team on 9433 3111, Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm.

Many items of Council business can be completed online at nillumbik.vic.gov.au

We will continue to keep the community updated as we have information about the further reopening of our facilities and services as restrictions change. Go to nillumbik.vic.gov.au/covid-19