Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council provides the following information for residents on the Covid-19 Pandemic. All information has been sourced from the NSW Government Health website and affiliates.
NSW HEALTH COVID-19 UPDATES.
NSW HEALTH OUTLINES WHAT ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES ARE DEEMED ESSENTIAL:
VACCINATION PROOF – HOW TO GET HELP
The Services Australia website has a range of information to help Australians, including businesses and community organisations, get proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status.
Australians can get help at Getting help during coronavirus (COVID-19) – How to get proof – Services Australia
WHERE TO GET VACCINATED
FIND A TESTING CLINIC IN OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA
SUPPORT PACKAGE INFORMATION
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
CGRC ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO UTILISE ONLINE FACILITIES AND METHODS TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF FACE TO FACE CONTACT.
Payment of rates and other Council fees can be made via BPay (reference numbers are included on all notices), Telephone 1300 276 468 (credit card only), Online www.bpoint.com.au (credit card only), or by post PO Box 420 Cootamundra 2590 (with cheque or money order). Should residents absolutely need to pay in person at the Council offices, please ensure social distancing (1.5metres) is practiced. If you are feeling unwell, please do not enter the building.
If you’re seeking council approval on a new build or renovation, you can now submit development applications (DA) online – anywhere, anytime, with the online DA lodgement service. These applications can be submitted online through the NSW Government Planning Portal https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/onlineDA. The portal does have a ‘Your guide to the Development Application process’ information pack to guide applicants through the process.
Council staff are also able to assist with questions over the phone or via email.
Residents are also able to access library facilities, via the Home Delivery (town boundaries) or Take Away services. Up to 30 items can be borrowed at each transaction. Books, magazines, DVD’s and CD’s are available. Residents can also download the free apps to take the library with you, wherever you are. For more information on these free apps, visit the Riverina Regional Library website https://rrl.nsw.gov.au/library-apps/.
WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR COUNCIL
Residents are requested to rethink whether they need to come into Council offices for day to day transactions such as payments of rates, applications and general requests. Online options are available via Council’s website or Council can be contacted by phone 1300 459 689 or email email@example.com during office hours. For out of hours emergencies, residents can still contact Council by phone 1300 459 689.
If you are ill, please do not visit a Council venue.
WHAT COUNCIL IS DOING NOW
Council is ensuring that our facilities and workplaces are COVID safe;
- Council staff have implemented good personal hygiene practices.
- Council staff are sanitising benches, keyboards and counters in public facing areas including customer service areas as appropriate.
- Council staff have implemented additional cleaning within touchpoints of all public spaces.
- Council will put into place enhanced handwashing reminders in all public facilities.
- Council staff will be wearing gloves and/or using hand sanitiser when handling cash.
- Councillors and Council Staff are not attending work related conferences or gatherings or participating in non-essential face to face meetings.
To stay up to date on the latest information go to https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19