City services and facilities Covid lockdown update

City of Newcastle

Many of City of Newcastle’s publicly facing facilities will be closed to the public from today in line with the seven-day lockdown announced by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian for areas of the Hunter, including the Newcastle local government area.

The following City of Newcastle facilities are closed:

  • Blackbutt Reserve (other than bush trails for essential exercise)

  • City of Newcastle libraries including the return shoots

  • City Administration Centre at 12 Stewart Avenue including the customer service centre and the digital library

  • City Hall

  • Civic Theatre and Civic Digest

  • Community centres and halls

  • Fort Scratchley

  • Newcastle Art Gallery

  • Newcastle Museum

  • Tighes Hill Animal Facility

  • Visitor Information Centre

Essential services including kerbside waste collection and patrols of beaches, ocean baths and public areas by City of Newcastle lifeguards and rangers will continue, while Beresfield Childcare Centre will remain open.

City of Newcastle staff will continue to undertake essential construction and maintenance services in a COVID-19 safe manner and in accordance with relevant Public Health Orders.

Summerhill Waste Management Centre is closed for domestic customers but will remain open for essential commercial waste services and kerbside collections.

Swimming centres remain closed across Newcastle in line with the seasonal schedule.

City of Newcastle will continue to provide customer service via telephone and online web chat between 8.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

We encourage our community to follow the Public Health Order and the Stay at Home restrictions.

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