A message from the Mayor – 31 March 2020
Council is constantly monitoring the situation as well as taking advice from the Australian and New South Wales governments to respond appropriately to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
I urge all residents to follow recommended protocols for social distancing and please stay at home unless you are obtaining food or essential services, travelling for the purposes of work or education, exercising (maximum of 2 people) or for medical or compassionate reasons.
Our current service levels for our community are outlined below.
Customer Service Centre
Our Administration Centre in Otho Street remains open and as per government advice, please only visit the Administration Centre if it is essential. If possible, please do business with us via email, online or by telephone – our contact details are below.
Payments can be made via BPay or direct debit can be arranged through your bank. Online payments can be made via our website please visit our Rates & Water page for more information.
Our customer service team is available 8.30am – 4.30pm weekdays to assist.
Phone: (02) 67288 288
Inverell Shire Library
The Library is now offering CLICK & COLLECT loans to provide a contactless borrowing service to the community.
While the library is closed to public, staff are available via phone on 6728 8130 or can be emailed email@example.com.
Stay up to date with their virtual services on their Facebook Page
Water, Sewer & Waste Services
Normal operations will continue for these services and garbage collections continue to operate as normal.
All landfills remain open; please follow the direction of landfill staff when visiting our facilities.
Closure of Recreational Facilities
In accordance with the NSW Government’s most recent Public Health Order 2020, skate parks in Inverell, Tingha and Ashford are now closed. Further closures include:
- > Copeton Dam and Pindari Dams;
- > Caravan parks and camping grounds (except for permanent residents);
- > Playgrounds and outdoor gym equipment;
- > Council’s Visitor Information Centre; and
- > Community halls
Local Businesses Stepping Up
For residents who are in self isolation or those who wish to minimise contact with others, many local businesses are now offering services such as home delivery, phone ordering and contactless pick-up.
We are maintaining a list of these businesses, which is posted on our Facebook page.
I encourage residents to take up these options and commend local businesses for continuing to service our community in these difficult times.
2020 Council Elections Postponed
The Minister for Local Government has postponed the September 2020 Local Government elections for one year due to COVID-19.
This means elections will now be held September 2021 and the current council will remain in place until then. The subsequent local government elections will be held in 2024.
For further information on COVID-19, including daily updates, FAQ’s, current facts and figures, staying healthy and travel advice, please visit the Australian Government Department of Health website.
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Last modified: 31-Mar-2020