Update on Council Services Following Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions: 20 September 2021

The delivery of council services have now been amended in line with the latest easing of COVID-19 restrictions for Dungog Shire. Updates include:
 
Waste Facility
Council’s waste facility has now reopened fully, under the following conditions:
 
  • Masks are to be worn at all times.
  • The premises is now cashless, please ensure you can pay fees electronically.
  • Customers are required to stay in vehicles at all times (apart from engaging in the disposal of waste).
  •  The tip shop remains closed until further notice.

Waste collection services will continue as normal.

Library Service

Dungog Library is now open to the public, with restricted access available between the hours of 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am to 12pm on Saturday. 

When visiting the Library, please ensure you maintain social distancing at all times. 

A maximum of six people will allowed into the Library at any one time, and visitors will be restricted to a time limit of 30 minutes each, with no gathering to occur within the Library itself.

There are no seating or workspaces available at this time. 

Prior to entry, all visitors must register using the QR Code and the Service NSW app, or give their contact details to members of staff. Visitors who refuse to do so will not be allowed entry into the Library.

Returns: Please place all returned items in the 24-hour return chute BEFORE coming inside the Library.

Borrowing: You can borrow from the shelves and pick up any reserved items you may have. The borrowing period also remains extended at this time.

Call-n-Collect: This service remains available for patrons by calling 4992 1819.

Public Computers:  One PC will be available for a maximum of 15 minutes per person, with printing, scanning and copying facilities available. All equipment will be cleaned before and after each use.

Customer Service and Service NSW

Council’s Administration Office (including Service NSW) will undergo a staged re-opening commencing Monday 20 September for two weeks, as follows: 

  • Monday: Open normal operating hours.
  • Tuesday: Closed.
  • Wednesday: Open normal operating hours.
  • Thursday: Closed.
  • Friday: Open normal operating hours.

In line with Service NSW requirements, driver testing is currently suspended until further notice.

Visitor Information Services

We are currently reviewing staff and volunteer resources to determine when the VIC can be safely reopened to the community. This is anticipated to occur no earlier than Monday 20 September.
 
Inspections
Building and compliance inspections will continue as normal, with environmental health, on-site sewage system and food inspections gradually reintroduced, subject to social distancing requirements.
 
CAPEX Works
We are currently reviewing the updated NSW Health Orders in relation to the requirements around our capital works program. Once details are confirmed, we will adhere to these requirements to continue our scheduled program of works.
 
Caravan Parks
Caravan and holiday parks are permitted to reopen for travellers, excluding those subject to Stay at Home Orders.
 
Williams River Holiday Park manages a booking system which can discern the address of all bookings and will reopen. Dungog Showground will remain closed at this time.
 
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to safely reopen all council services. We will continue to update you as further developments occur.