No rush to open facilities: Council

Published on 25 May 2020

Council says it won't be rushing to reopen its cultural facilities on June 1.
In a surprise move the NSW Government recently announced that cultural facilities in the State could reopen from the start of next month.
Council's General Manager, James Roncon, said facilities would reopen once Council was in a position to do so in a safe and prepared manner.
"Like most Councils across NSW we were quite surprised by the announcement regarding galleries and libraries, it wasn't something we'd have expected until late June at the earliest," he said.
"The announcement comes with a lot of conditions, so we'll have to sit down with our staff and see how and when these can be implemented to facilitate gradual reopenings.
"We'll also need to undertake risk analysis and workplace health and safety assessments to ensure we meet all government mandated conditions.
"It's difficult to provide any opening dates without going through all those processes with staff from each facility, but we certainly won't be rushing to meet the June 1 date.
"Throughout this pandemic we've taken a very cautious approach to all our facilities to ensure the safety of staff and the community, and we'll continue that course of action in this instance."
Mr Roncon said Council would keep the public updated once proposed opening dates are established.