Warragamba Pool Update
Alert issued 27/09/2020 12:09pm
Council is very disappointed with the potential set back in opening the Warragamba pool for summer and has already been looking to implementing a backup plan since Saturday, as we are keenly aware of the importance of the pool to the local community across the long hot summer.
In February tenders were called for the operation of the pool under a normal specification that set out the requirements for safely operating the facility with respect to safety, environmental and quality management.
Complying and non-complying tenders were received; however, the tenders did not provide a viable bid for managing the pool. Council then negotiated with some of the tenders to enter into a contract for the management of the facility for the community
In September after providing opportunities to negotiate with Council and, where necessary, provide additional information on their safety, environmental and quality management plans; Council resolved to entered into final negotiations with the previous operator to form a contract on an open book basis
The open book contract was offered to ensure the contract remained financially viable for the contractor so they could achieve the COVID, Safety, Environmental and Quality management requirements
Given the expected higher costs of operating in a safe and compliant manner, including a COVID Safety Plan, council froze the pool entry fees at the 2019/20 levels using the intended open book nature of the contract to make sure the previous contractor could still operate.
We have moved forward with our back up plan and we will keep the community advised early in the week about hopefully opening the pool from the October long weekend.
Change of Speed Limit - Mount Hercules Road, Razorback
Alert issued 10/08/2020 8:36am
Please note that the speed limit on Mount Hercules Road at Razorback will be reduced from 80km to 60km.
The reduced speed will come into effect within the next two weeks once speed limit signage is installed.
Wollondilly Leisure Centre
Alert issued 26/06/2020 9:15am
The COVID-19 period has been a challenging time, particularly for Leisure Centres. Heavy restrictions during recent months have forced temporary closures resulting in plummeting income and the need to limit expenses like heating.
However we’re determined with operators Bluefit to get the pool open as quickly as possible, whilst also keeping our community safe.
The plan is a phased pool re-opening from early July with Learn to Swim programs expected to recommence at the start of Term 3.
We are currently finalising the COVID-19 Safety Plan to reopen the Leisure Centre in a safe, compliant and efficient manner. It will take approximately a week for the pool to be treated and brought back up to usable temperatures. We have also taken advantage of the forced closures to carry out a range of capital and maintenance activities and the centre is looking better than ever, with more works scheduled.
Public inspection of DA documentation
Alert issued 08/04/2020 2:50pm
During the current pandemic Council will no longer make development application documents available for public inspection at Council Chambers. To view information in respect of development applications please visit Council’s ‘DA Tracker’.
Scheduled Clean Up Service
Alert issued 24/03/2020 3:25pm
Important information regarding your scheduled clean up service in response to the unfolding COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic
To help protect our community and Council’s waste contractors, clean up services scheduled from April to July 2020 may need to be cancelled. All affected properties will receive a letter from Council advising of this matter by Wednesday 1st April 2020.
Please access the following link for more information: https://www.wollondilly.nsw.gov.au/resident-services/waste-services/twice-yearly-clean-up/
We appreciate your patience during this time and look forward to your cooperation to ensure the safety of our community.
Council's Animal Shelter
Alert issued 17/03/2020 4:14pm
Visits to Wollondilly Shire Council’s Animal shelter will temporarily operate via an appointment only service in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Please contact the Shelter Staff on 4677 0462 to arrange appropriate appointment times to view any dog or cat.
Dogs and cats for viewing and sale will be through appointment only.