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Council Services - What's currently open and closed

We're open for business and have changed the way we deliver services to our community.  COVID-19 continues to be a major concern within our community, so we're following the advice from the Australian Government and NSW Department of Health and taking a range of measures to ensure we can continue to provide essential services, and ensure the safety and well-being of our staff and community. For the latest changes in NSW restrictions, visit NSW Health.

What's currently open and closed

The following information is updated regularly. Here's what's currently open and closed throughout the Port Macquarie-Hastings region.

Customer Service Centres and Call Centre

Port Macquarie, Laurieton and Wauchope are open for essential payments only.  Duty Planners and Town Planners are available for phone discussions (no face-to-face) until further notice. Phone 6581 8111 for all enquiries.

 Libraries 

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Port Macquarie, Laurieton and Wauchope libraries are open for limited services only. Visit Mid North Coast Libraries website for more information.

Waste Management Facilities

 

 

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Cairncross, Comboyne, Kew, Port Macquarie and Wauchope are open. 

Card (eftpos and credit card) payments are preferred at all facilities, except Comboyne. Comboyne accepts cash only as it doesn't have a card payment service

Port Macquarie Airport

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The airport terminal is open for chartered and commercial flights. Check with your airline regarding the latest services available.

Glasshouse

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Visitor Information Centre, Box Office, Customer Service desk, Glasshouse Shop and Regional Gallery are all open. Current operating hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm, and weekends 9:00am -2:00pm. Check their website for performance and exhibition details. 

Cemeteries

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Open for burials. The number of people who may attend a funeral or memorial service or a gathering following a funeral or memorial service, is subject to the one person per 2 square metres rule.

Public Swimming Pools

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Port Macquarie, Wauchope, Laurieton and Kendall Pools are open. Visit the Port Macquarie-Hastings Pools' website for more information. 

Outdoor playgrounds

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Adhere to current NSW outdoor gathering limits of up to 100 people, maintain physical distance and practise good hygiene.

Port Macquarie Indoor Stadium 

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Adhere to COVID safe requirements and practise good hygiene.

 Community Halls

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Adhere to NSW COVID safe requirements and practise good hygiene. Operators must have appropriate COVID-19 Safety Plans in place. Visit our Community Halls page for more information.

Outdoor exercise equipment 

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Adhere to current NSW outdoor gathering limits of up to 100 people, maintain physical distance and practise good hygiene.

Port Macquarie Animal Shelter 

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Open with revised days and hours. Check our Shelter's web page for details.

Ferries 

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Pedestrians are to adhere to current NSW gathering limits of up to 20 people, maintain physical distance and practise good hygiene.

Beaches

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Adhere to current NSW outdoor gathering limits of up to 100 people, maintain physical distance and practise good hygiene.

Public amenities 

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Adhere to current gathering limits, maintain physical distance and practise good hygiene. Cleaning levels have been increased, and we’re endeavouring to continue to provide toilet paper and soap where possible, despite the setbacks we’ve faced with recent increases in theft and vandalism in these facilities.

Sports fields

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Adhere to NSW COVID safe requirements and practise good hygiene. Sporting clubs and associations must have appropriate COVID-19 Safety Plans in place and approval from Council.

Parks and reserves

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Adhere to current NSW outdoor gathering limits of up to 100 people, maintain physical distance and practise good hygiene. Commercial operators must have appropriate COVID-19 Safety Plans in place and approval from Council.

Skate parks

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Adhere to current NSW outdoor gathering limits of up to 100 people, maintain physical distance and practise good hygiene.

BBQ and picnic areas

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Adhere to current NSW outdoor gathering limits of up to 100 people, maintain physical distance and practise good hygiene.

Boat ramps

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Adhere to current NSW outdoor gathering limits of up to 100 people, maintain physical distance and practise good hygiene.

 The Hub  x  Closed until further notice. 

 

Our role as Council is to support the Public Health Order by providing visual cues and reminders to assist our community to behave in ways that are expected of them at this time. Our Rangers will be actively moving people on if they are not complying with the Public Health Order. 

This page was last updated on: 27 January 2021