AFTER a request from NSW Police, Wollongong City Council will close access to a number of popular northern Illawarra tourist sites over the Easter long weekend.
The recreational sites have been targeted as they are areas people often meet to socialise.
NSW Police are reminding the community that, while travelling for holidays or recreation is not considered ‘essential’ travel, officers will continue to be out in force over the Easter long weekend.
The NSW Premier and the NSW Health Minister have outlined orders under the Public Health Act that state a person must not leave their home without a reasonable excuse.
These rules do not prohibit people from going to the supermarket and pharmacy, going to and from work if you cannot work from home, going to medical appointments, or leaving for some brief exercise in your own neighbourhood.
In an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Council staff will today (Thursday April 9) close the following:
- Bald Hill carpark – limited parking. The kiosk and amenities will remain open.
- Sublime Point Lookout, including the kiosk
- Mt Keira Lookout, including the kiosk
- Flagstaff Hill carparks (lower, middle and upper)
The closure will support the NSW Police as they enforce Government orders regarding gatherings and social and physical distancing.
These spaces will remain closed to vehicles over the long weekend. They will reopen on Tuesday morning.
Council asks all residents to follow the Government’s orders to reduce the risk of the spread of coronavirus, follow health and wellbeing advice and to stay home unless it’s essential you leave.