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COVID-19 - Disruption to Council services

The following services have already been disrupted as a result of the current advice from the Federal and State Governments

If you have any questions in regards to Council services, contact us on +61 2 6226 1477.

For the latest news and updates related to COVID-19 please read more in our dedicated news page.

Service Status Notes
Playgrounds
Open

As NSW takes the first step in easing COVID-19 restrictions, and in line with the new Public Health Order gazetted on Friday, 15 May, playgrounds are reopen for community use. We remind you that you must follow the regulations and advice from the NSW Government including the need to maintain physical distancing and good hygiene practices and that outdoor gatherings should not exceed more than 10 people. The NSW Government also advises that you should wash your hands before and after using outdoor equipment. 

Yass Library
Information

CLOSED TO PUBLIC.  The Yass Library Click and Collect service will be starting up again next week - from Tuesday, 21 April 2020. The Click and Collect Service times will still be the same: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 1pm. See HERE for ordering information and social distancing guidelines. For further information, please call the Yass Valley Library on 6226 1305.

We are now also offering a printing/photocopying service -'takeaway' style. Please note that the Library is still closed to the public and this service will be part of the Click & Collect Service offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 1pm.

Printing: You can either email what you would like printed to library@yass.nsw.gov.au OR bring it to the Yass Library during the Click & Collect times. Photocopying: Bring along your documents to the Yass Library during the Click & Collect times. Payment: We are only able to accept contactless payment - EFTPOS.

The current charges for printing/photocopying are:

  • A4 page $0.50 (B/W and Colour, one-sided).
  • A4 page $0.80 (B/W and Colour, double-sided).
  • A3 page $1.00 (B/W and Colour, one-sided).
  • A3 page $1.20 (B/W and Colour, double-sided).
Yass Caravan Park
Information

PARTIALLY CLOSED: The Yass Caravan Park will now accept bookings for self-contained units and self-contained Caravans/RVs only for overnight travellers, people working in the local area, people with no permanent residence or whose primary place of residence is temporarily unavailable.

  • Permanent residents of the caravan park are permitted to remain.
  • The site amenities will be locked and only permanent residents will have access. 
  • A Covid-19 declaration is to be completed as a condition of booking
  • Camping grounds, including Joe O’Connor Park will remain closed.
  • Caravans that are not self contained will be directed to other parks within the LGA or motels/hotels .

Please check with other caravan parks such as Good Hope, Woolgarlo, Burrinjuck and Hume Park on what arrangements are in place.

Animal Shelter
Closed

CLOSED to surrenders. Ranger services continue.

Customer Service
Information

Customer Service at the Council Administration Building will reopen from 9am on Monday, 1 June 2020.

The following measures will be in place to ensure the safety of our community members and Council staff:

  • Installation of perspex screens.
  • EFTPOS is the preferred method of payment.
  • Hand sanitising stations at the entrance to the building. Please use these upon entering and leaving the premises.
  • Slightly reduced hours from 9am to 4.30pm to allow for increased daily cleaning.
Community Centres/Halls
Closed

CLOSED to public.

Yass Dog Park
Open

Reopen for community use from Friday, 15 May. Maximum ten people at a time.

Cemeteries
Information

Funerals limited to 10 people and the one person per four square metre rule applies.

Joe O'Connor Park RV and Camping Ground
Closed

RV and Camping Ground at Joe O'Connor Park CLOSED. Ground still open but social distancing rules apply.

Skatepark
Open

Reopen to the community from Friday, 15 May. Maximum ten people at a time.

Public Toilets
Open
All public toilets will be reopened across the Yass Valley from Monday, 18 May.
 
Council is working with contractors to have all amenities open as soon as possible.
Pools
Closed

Yass and Binalong Pools both CLOSED to the public as it is the end of our regular swimming season.

Yass Valley Information Centre (VIC)
Information

To reopen at 9.30am on Monday, 1 June 2020.

The following measures will be in place: 

  • Installation of perspex screens.
  • Only EFTPOS accepted.
  • Hand sanistising stations at the entrance - please use upon entering.
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 4.30pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm.
Council Meetings
Information

Public can watch the live streaming on YouTube rather than attend. The Council Chambers only has a capacity for 14 people and this cannot be exceeded under current health guidelines. Alternate dial in arrangements can be organised for those residents that are registered to address Councillors in the Open Forum.

Roadshow Community Meetings
Information

We will still deliver the 2020/21 Operational Plan to our community but it will be in an alternate online format. We will provide more information on this method when it becomes available.

Sewer Services
Open

Still operating as usual.

Water services
Open

Still operating as normal.

Waste and Recycling (Kerbside) Collection
Open

Existing collection schedule in place.

Murrumbateman Library
Closed

Return chute still operating for returns.

Mobile Libraries
Closed

Not operating until further notice.

Building Inspections
Information

Special procedures apply to inspections on buildings that are occupied (i.e. Finals or Building Information Certificates). All other inspections carried out on the provision that people are either not present or located as far away as practicable. No face to face inquiries or meetings. Detailed information about inspections procedures are provided in your inspection confirmation email after booking online.

Public health and safety inspections
Information

Routine health inspections have been cancelled. High risk/urgent inspections can be conducted on an as needs basis. On-site Sewer Management inspections have been deferred unless very high risk (major spillage/etc). Advisory/support role continues for businesses.

Transfer Stations
Information

Open but NO CASH PAYMENTS. EFTPOS facilities are now available at all Transfer Stations.

Debtor accounts will cease to operate and all payments will need to be made by card. Additionally:

  • People are asked to remain in their cars until directed otherwise by staff.
  • EFTPOS machine will be made accessible while you remain in your vehicle.
  • Social distancing guidelines should be exercised at all times.
  • Residents are asked to reassess their need to visit transfer stations and determine whether such visits are necessary under current NSW Health guidelines.

Waste Transfer Station trading hours can be found here

2020 Council Elections
Closed

The NSW Government has made the decision to postpone the September 2020 local government elections in the face of the COVID-19 crisis until September 2021. Current Councillors will continue to hold their civic offices until the rescheduled local government elections are held.

Development Applications
Information

To lodge a Development Application or submit documentation, please email Council@yass.nsw.gov.au, mail, or use the mail slot in the front door of the Customer Service building. NO FACE TO FACE INTERACTIONS.

Home Living Support Service Office
Closed

NO FACE TO FACE INTERACTIONS will take place at the Goodradigbee Centre office. Please phone 6226 4555 to speak to staff members for assistance.

Outdoor exercise equipment
Open

As NSW takes the first step in easing COVID-19 restrictions, and in line with the new Public Health Order gazetted on Friday, 15 May, outdoor gyms are reopen for community use. We remind you that you must follow the regulations and advice from the NSW Government including the need to maintain physical distancing and good hygiene practices and that outdoor gatherings should not exceed more than 10 people. The NSW Government also advises that you should wash your hands before and after using outdoor equipment. 

For the latest news and updates related to COVID-19 please read more in our dedicated news page.

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