Service changes to tourist parks – Wollongong

Wollongong City Council has made changes to our tourist parks, in response to updated guidelines from the NSW State Government.

The move to close public use of Council’s three tourist parks in Corrimal, Bulli and Windang, is the latest step by Council to protect vulnerable members of our community against coronavirus.

The parks will be closed to anyone who is not a long-term guest, or in the case of our self-contained cabins, someone who needs accommodation for the purpose of essential travel only.

Campsites will no longer be available, new caravan sites will not be hired and public amenities have been closed.

“We are responding to all advice from the Federal and State Governments in terms of Council’s service levels,” Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM said.

“The changes we’ve announced today, provide for those who need accommodation to manage their essential travel needs. However, as this is limited to self-contained cabins, it means people can follow social distancing and social isolation measures.

“I thank the community for their understanding as we continue to respond to challenges during this time.”

Council is applying a community-focussed, risk-based approach to the delivery of our services and are making modifications in a measured way as the information and situation changes and evolves.

We’ve closed public access to our libraries, pools, art gallery and community centres, and have plans in place should we need to escalate how we’ll continue to deliver our services.

“We will continue to review and respond to updated advice and I ask everyone to support one another – follow the social distancing advice, follow NSW Health’s advice and keep washing those hands. In other words, keep separated, keep sane and keep sanitised,” Cr Bradbery said.

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