Council facilities welcome the community back

Published on 08 October 2021

Holiday Parks Coordinator Gary Ellem at Belmont Lakeside Holiday Park .jpg

Lake Macquarie City Council will begin to welcome customers back to many of its facilities from Monday 11 October, in line with the NSW Government's roadmap for the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

Lake Mac Libraries, arts and cultural facilities, holiday parks, indoor pools, community halls and Council’s customer service centre are among the facilities to reopen from next week.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser said the roadmap for the easing of COVID-19 restrictions would help keep the community safe.

“We are excited to be able to open our doors from Monday however we must not get complacent despite eased restrictions,” CR Fraser said.

Lake Mac Holiday Parks Coordinator Garry Ellem said the reopening would be an exciting step towards normality once again for the Lake Mac community.

“We can’t wait to see our wonderful facilities being used and enjoyed, especially as we head into the warmer holiday season,” Mr Ellem said.

“Some restrictions will still be in place, so we do remind the community to follow public health orders while the roadmap rolls out.”

All Lake Mac Libraries will reopen from Monday 11 October with temporary changes to operating hours. The temporary click and collect service will end as libraries reopen, however online resources are available at library.lakemac.com.au for those unable to attend in person.

The Museum of Art and Culture yapang (MAC), including the new Three Bears Cafe, will open from Tuesday 12 October with art classes, events and programming to resume in the coming weeks. Online activities will continue to be available at mac.lakemac.com.au.

Lake Mac Holiday Parks will welcome vaccinated residents from regional NSW, and anyone from the Lake Macquarie LGA regardless of their vaccination status from Monday 11 October.

Rathmines and Warners Bay theatres will also reopen their doors for ticketed events. Bookings are essential.

SEEN@Swansea will remain temporarily closed, and is expected to reopen in the coming weeks.

Lake Mac Swim Centres will reopen to vaccinated swimmers, however temporary operating arrangements are in place. Squad swimming and aqua classes will resume at some centres from Monday. Check Council’s website for any booking requirements.

Council’s Customer Service Centre at Speers Point will reopen for face-to-face services from 9am-4.30pm. Bookings are required by calling 4921 0333.

In line with the NSW Government Public Health Order, masks must be worn indoors, visitors must check-in using the QR codes provided and evidence of vaccination or medical exemption is required upon entry. Capacity limits are in place at all facilities.

For more information about the roadmap, go to nsw.gov.au

Lake Mac Libraries

Services
Operating arrangements
Belmont Ngarrabangba
9am-5pm, Monday to Friday
9am-12pm, Saturday
Closed, Sunday
Cardiff Kuram
9am-5pm, Monday to Friday
9am-12pm, Saturday
Closed, Sunday
Charlestown Walyamayi
9.30am-5.30pm, Monday to Friday
9am-12pm, Saturday
Closed, Sunday
Edgeworth Kirantakamyari
9am-1pm and 2-5pm, Monday to Friday
Closed, Saturday and Sunday
Morisset Bawarramalang
9am-5pm, Monday to Friday
9am-12pm, Saturday
Closed, Sunday
Speers Point Milayaba
9am-5pm, Monday to Friday
9am-12pm, Saturday
Closed, Sunday
Swansea Kariyawangba, including Visitor Information Centre
9am-5pm, Monday to Friday
9am-12pm, Saturday
Closed, Sunday
Toronto Tirrabiyangba
9.30am-5.30pm, Monday to Friday
9am-12pm, Saturday
Closed, Sunday
Wangi Library Creative Hub Wanji Wanji
9am-1pm, Monday and Thursday
1am-5pm, Wednesday
Closed, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Self-access customers will be contacted directly regarding access to the building outside of staffed hours
Windale Bilyabayi
10am-1pm and 2-5pm, Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10am-1pm, Tuesday, Thursday
Closed, Saturday (temporarily) and Sunday

 

Cultural Facilities

Facility
Operating arrangements
Warners Bay Theatre Bayamayiba
Visit arts.lakemac.com.au for details for upcoming events. Bookings are required.
Rathmines Theatre Nawayiba
Visit arts.lakemac.com.au for details for upcoming events. Bookings are required.
Museum of Art and Culture yapang
9am-3pm, Tuesday to Sunday (including Three Bears Cafe)

 

Lake Mac Swim Centres

Swim Centre
Operating arrangements
Charlestown
5am-7pm, Monday to Friday
6am-6pm, Saturday
7am-6pm, Sunday
Morisset
9am-6pm, Monday to Friday
9am-5pm, Saturday
9am-4pm, Sunday
Speers Point
6am-7pm, Tuesday and Thursday
7am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday
Swansea
5am-7pm, Monday to Friday
Toronto
6am-6pm, Monday to Friday
8am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday
West Wallsend *lap swimming only
6am-7pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Other Council facilities

Facility
Operating arrangements
Lake Mac Holiday Parks
Office hours: 8.30am-5pm. Bookings are essential. Visit lakemacholidayparks.com.au
Customer Service Centre
Face-to-face services open 9am-4.30pm by appointment only. Call 4921 0333 to book an appointment.
Community halls
Open to regular hirers. View the venue page for more information. 
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