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Welcome back, as City re-opens facilities

Published on Monday 18 May, 2020

CoG Admin Centre MJohnson

Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the City of Gosnells is re-opening many of its facilities, subject to conditions.

In line with the State Government’s Phase 2 guidelines, the City is re-opening the Civic Centre front counter, Leisure World, Addie Mills Centre, the four libraries and three youth centres from Monday 18 May.

The City’s community venues, including hire spaces at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, will also be available for bookings. Sports clubs and community groups within the City will also be able to resume limited activities.

To ensure the health and welfare of the community and City staff, there will be limits on the number of people who can attend each facility or participate in programs at any time, and registrations will be required.

Mayor David Goode said the City was keen to welcome back community members to its facilities, however there are a number of impacts on capacity, booking requirements and opening times.

“Now that gatherings of up to 20 people are allowed for indoor or outdoor activities, we’re looking forward to welcoming members of the community back to our facilities,” Mayor Goode said.

“To ensure the health and welfare of everyone, it is essential that people use the online or phone booking systems that we’ve implemented for some facilities, and continue to follow 1.5m social distancing and good hygiene practices.

“Significant changes to venue access will also ensure our staff can maintain appropriate cleaning and minimise the potential spread of infection within our community.”

Parts of Leisure World as well as all playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gym equipment remain closed until more restrictions are lifted by the State Government.

As required by the State Government, the City has prepared a COVID Safety Plan for the re-opening of facilities. More information about how each of our facilities will operate under the current restrictions is also available on the Coronavirus page of the City’s website.

Community members can email council@gosnells.wa.gov.au, call 9397 3000 or Webchat at www.gosnells.wa.gov.au with any further queries. 

Civic Centre

Open weekdays from 8.30am to 5pm, with a capacity of 20 customers. Visitors must maintain social distancing, and are encouraged to reduce the length of their visit where possible and take advantage of alternate contact opportunities, via phone, email or Webchat. Contact-free payment is also preferred.

 Leisure World

Open daily with modified opening times, including staggered start and finish times and morning sessions only on weekends. The pool, group fitness classes, crèche and toilets will be open. Gym, spa, sauna, steam room and change rooms will remain closed.

Bookings are required for all visits, with a strict one-hour limit and classes have been reduced to 45 minutes to allow for facility and equipment cleaning between sessions. Group fitness classes will have a maximum of 12 people, with non-shared equipment, and the pool will have a maximum of 20 people, with two people per lane.

The café will be open for takeaway purchases only from Monday to Friday and will remain closed at the weekend.

Libraries

Open with modified opening times, with a limit of 20 customers at all times. Customer contact details will be recorded at entry, and all returned items will be quarantined. Computers will be available on a limited basis, with bookings recommended. Click and Collect services and home delivery for those at risk in the community will continue until further notice.

Addie Mills Centre

The centre will be open for the following programs, which require bookings and have a capacity of 15 to 20 people.

  • Chair yoga
  • Ukuroos
  • Meditation
  • Nordic pole walking

Youth Centres

Youth centres in Gosnells, Thornlie and Southern River will be open. Attendance numbers will be monitored to meet restrictions for drop-in sessions and bookings will be required for regular programs. No park-based programs or events will be provided while playgrounds and skate parks remain closed. For more details on registered programs please visit www.thehive.net.au

Community and sporting facilities

Limited non-contact activities can be conducted in line with the State Government’s guidelines. Clubrooms, change rooms and kitchen or wet areas will remain closed, however toilet facilities will be available. Bookings are required.