Lithgow City Council wishes to advise residents of the reopening of many recreational facilities within the local LGA, in line with advice from the NSW Health.

From 15 May 2020, Public Health Order restrictions in NSW were eased for gatherings of people. From this date, the restrictions allow gatherings of up to 10 people. Additionally, outdoor equipment can now be used as long as appropriate caution is taken.

Lithgow City Council will be reopening those recreational and community assets where it can be reasonably expected that the public can easily comply with social distancing restrictions. Those restrictions still require that people keep a distance of 1.5 metres from others, and the maximum of one person per four-square metre rule can be followed.

Over the coming days, Lithgow City Council will reopen the following facilities for public use:

  • Campgrounds;
  • Parks;
  • Reserves;
  • Skate parks;
  • Public BBQs; and
  • Sports grounds.

Other assets that are currently open for use include:

  • Golf courses;
  • Tennis courts;
  • Playgrounds;
  • Fitness equipment; and
  • Dog parks.

The JM Robson Aquatic Centre and community halls remain closed to the general public at this time.

The health of the Lithgow community remains of utmost importance to Lithgow City Council. While a tighter regime of cleansing and sanitation has been implemented for those assets permitted to reopen, residents are advised that strict adherence to the requirements of the Public Health Order remains mandatory. Social distancing must be practiced during any use of these facilities.

Council takes advice on all public health matters from the State and Federal health departments and may need to update its response should the situation change.