The latest information on our services and facilities under COVID-19 restrictions.
Kiama Leisure Centre is currently open with modified services and facilities. Bookings are required.
Published on 27 June 2020
Staff are available by phone or email via (02) 4232 0444.
Tuesday to Friday 1-5pm
Due to the NSW Government’s easing of restrictions from 15 May we can now re-open our playgrounds, exercise stations, skate parks and rock pools.
Our new playgrounds in Burra St and Carinya Way (Gerringong) are not yet finished and will remain closed.
Importantly, please follow the advice of health authorities when using these facilities:
While our rock pools are open, only 10 swimmers at a time are permitted and any change facilities will remain closed.
Outdoor gatherings are now permitted with up to 10 people in total
This includes bootcamps, which can now operate outdoors with a maximum of 10 people, including the trainer.
At all times, people must remain vigilant and maintain 1.5m distance, and regularly wash their hands.
Internal markings within your premises should be installed at your discretion. We recommend using non slip materials.
External marking of the footpath outside of your premises is not permitted.
Should you wish to resume footpath dining, you must measure your total approved area so you can configure your seating in compliance with NSW Government restrictions.
From 15 May 2020 the restrictions are:
Please be mindful that these restrictions may change and you should seek clarification and updates direct from the NSW Government https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19
We will not resume footpath dining fees at this time.
Food regulators have developed a voluntary checklist for food businesses in all states and territories who are preparing to recommence operations. Food safety checks for food businesses (such as cafes and restaurants) preparing to recommence pre-restriction operations (PDF 25kb).
We remind you that you must continue to comply with existing requirements under the Food Standards Code, with particular vigilance on maintaining good hygiene practices.
The NSW Food Authority has also updated their Food businesses and COVID-19 (Coronavirus) web page which includes the above information.
If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact the Food Authority Helpline.
Or you can visit the Changes for businesses FAQ page https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules/changes
Although Council are not the managing authority for COVID-19 issues, we do anticipate an increased police presence in our LGA. At all times, we consider that the public must take personal responsibility for physical distancing.
A one stop shop for Resources for local business may be helpful:
You may also find these resources, prepared by Safe Work Australia to be helpful
National COVID-19 Safe Workplace Principles
Risk Assessment Considerations
Risk Assessment Template
Checklists (Workplace/Physical Distancing/Cleaning/Health, Hygiene & Facilities)
Cleaning & Disinfecting your Workplace
Signage & Posters
COVID-19 Resource Kit
COVID-19 Information for Workplaces
Food Business advice on lifting or easing of restrictions - Service NSW – 13 77 88
Footpath Dining Permit queries – (02) 4232 0444
National Coronavirus Helpline - 1800 020 080
COVID related breaches – NSW Police Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/
Under this order, Retail Premises:
Under this order, Home businesses/industries:
This Order does not authorise anything to be done in contravention of an order under Part 2 the Public Health Act 2010, or any other Act or law. (i.e. certain non-essential venues must be closed to members of the public except in limited circumstances).
Under this order, approval is not required for a change of use of a building or place to a Health Service Facilities.
Under this order, approval is not required for the construction or installation of temporary structures associated with a Health Service Facilities.
Under this order, Health Service Facilities:
This Order commenced on 31st March 2020 and will end on 31st September 2020.
Under this order, approval is not required to carry out any building work or work, or the demolition of a building or work on a Saturday, Sunday or public holidays.
Under this order, the work:
This Order commenced on 2nd April 2020 and will end on 2nd October 2020.
Environmental Planning & Assessment (COVID Development - Takeaway food and beverages) Order 2020
Under this order, approval is not required for a Food and DrinkPremises, for takeaway purposes only, to operate at the following:
Under this order, the food and drink premises:
Under this order, approval is not required for a mobile food and drink outletto operate at any time or place,for takeaway purposes only.
Under this order, the mobile food and drink outletmust:
Nothing in this Order affects the times at which liquor may be sold.
At the April Council meeting a COVID-19 financial relief package was approved. The package includes:
1. removing the penalty interest applicable on overdue rates and annual charges by reducing the interest charge from 7.5% to 0% from 21 April 2020 until 31 August 2020
2. ceasing legal recovery otherwise required under Council’s Hardship Policy for those accounts that have outstanding balances until 31 August 2020
3. continuing to issue all annual, instalment and revised reminder notices to keep our ratepayers informed
Note: all accrued interest and outstanding debt balances prior to 21 April 2020 remain as outstanding debts
4. providing a simplified form for ratepayers suffering financial hardship due to COVID-19 to complete and request a payment deferment to August 2020 for ratepayers
5. continuing to pay small business within two weeks of receiving a correctly rendered invoice
6. ensuring users of Council facilities are receiving a credit or refund for cancellations relating to the COVID-19 pandemic
7. approving the waiving of outdoor dining fees during the pandemic
8. applying the National Cabinet mandatory Code of Conduct – SME Commercial Leasing principles during COVID-19 and holding all rent reviews for Council tenants for 12 months
The package will be reviewed and updated on a monthly basis to ensure that these measures remain relevant.
In a separate report Council also approved rental relief to lessees and licensees of public property impacted by COVID-19 for the period 25 March 2020 up to 30 September 2020. Our Property Team is available to discuss arrangements with you.
As the current Public Health Orders do not prevent any sporting organisation from resuming training, it is now sports turn to resume training, competitions and programs in a safe and responsible way.
Both the AIS and SportAus have developed resources to assist the recommencement of your code’s sport. Please visit the sites below for guidelines and recommendations for your organisation to follow.
These resources should assist you in your planning, so that you can contribute to the health of our community in a positive manner and avoid compromising the health of your members or the community.
As your council we would like to assist you by printing COVID-19 safety signs which you can temporarily erect at your field or court when in your use.
Please visit the link below for examples of relevant posters you may wish to display:
To arrange COVID-19 signage please email firstname.lastname@example.org
11 Manning Street
Kiama NSW 2533
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Phone : (02) 4232 0444
Email : email@example.com