There will be no public gallery facility at tomorrow’s Council Meeting (Thursday, March 26) following the announcement that public access to Council’s offices has been temporarily suspended as a precaution to help reduce the risk of Coronavirus Covid-19 infection.
People can still listen to the Council Meeting by connecting to Coffs Harbour City Council on Mixlr or via the free Mixlr app for android or iPhone/iPad devices. Simply install the Mixlr app then search for Coffs Harbour City Council.
The NSW Parliament has passed legislation that will in the future allow for councils to hold official meetings electronically instead of physically. This could mean Councillors participating by some audio-visual means. However, for the March 26 2020 Ordinary Meeting the time available does not allow this to be arranged. Council will be exploring this option for future meetings.
Latest Changes to other Council Facilities
- Woolgoolga Lakeside and Woolgoolga Beach Holiday Parks: Following the Australian Government’s advice to people not to undertake non-essential travel due to COVID-19, there has been a significant rise in cancellations of holiday park bookings. As a result, a decision has been made to close our two smallest holiday parks – Woolgoolga Lakeside Holiday Park and Woolgoolga Beach Holiday Park. Permanent residents in both parks are unaffected. Customers will be directed to our other two parks.
- All community halls and other venues for hire are being closed except for Mountain Preschool at Lowanna Hall and Lower Bucca Community Preschool at Bucca as these are currently considered to be essential public services.
- For hygiene reasons, cash is currently not accepted as a payment method at England’s Road Waste Management Facility. Alternative forms of payment which are available include vouchers for bulky goods and greenwaste, as well as credit card or Eftpos.
We apologise for any inconvenience that these changes may cause and we would like to thank the community for its understanding during this challenging time.