Alerts

Roads/bridges impacted by rain

Alert issued 07/05/2021 10:24am

Updated Saturday 8 May - 8.30am

Due to minor flooding as a result of moderate to heavy rainfall in the upper Nepean catchment, Little Sandy Bridge has been closed.

No roads in Camden are currently impacted by flooding.

Latest Council update regarding COVID-19

Alert issued 07/05/2021 11:24am

$113 Million COVID-19 Recovery Package

Council is helping the community with Stage 3 of its relief package to help get Camden back on its feet during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visit here for the latest Public Health Orders from the NSW Government

Latest COVID-19 case locations

Visit here for the latest COVID-19 case locations in NSW, and what you need to do if you have visited these locations.

Service impacts

Leisure Centres

On arrival at our leisure centres, users must sign in via the QR code.

Cafe Staff are currently using face masks.

Mount Annan Leisure Centre has the following restrictions:

  • Max 276 people on the gym floor
  • Max 33 people in a group fitness class

In the Learn to Play program, to ensure the safety of patrons and staff at this time:

  • Participants are encouraged to arrive dressed in clean clothes (not school or other work clothes) ready for the lesson
  • Lessons are capped at a maximum of 30 participants per court
  • Hand sanitising and/or washing hands is required upon entry to the stadium, during classes and prior to leaving the stadium
  • Class duration will be slightly reduced to adhere to social distancing requirements and avoid cluster clashes. This will also enable adequate equipment cleaning time between classes.

Camden War Memorial Pool is currently closed.

Libraries

As restrictions have been extended for the Greater Sydney area, Camden Council has implemented a number of measures to help safeguard the community, visitors and our staff against the spread of COVID-19.

We have unfortunately had to cancel the following programs:

  • Storytime:
    • Camden Library at 10am and 11am on Tuesday 11 and Thursday 13 May;
    • Narellan Library at 10am and 11am on Wednesday 12, Friday 14 and Saturday 15 May; and
    • Oran Park Library at 10am and 11am on Wednesday 12 and Saturday 15 May.
  • Knitting Groups:
    • Narellan Library on Thursday 13 May, 10am; and
    • Camden Library on Friday 14 May, 10am.
  • Movie Club at Narellan Library on Wednesday 12 May, 6pm
  • Code Club at Oran Park Library on Tuesday 11 May, 4pm

Please remember, visitors are required to:

  • Wear a face mask at all times;
  • Check in using the QR code provided or ask staff for assistance;
  • Sanitise your hands using the hand sanitiser provided; and
  • Observe the 1.5-metre social distancing rule at all times.

If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, please get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Our libraries also have the following measures in place:
  • Maximum 80 people allowed in Narellan and Oran Park libraries and maximum 20 people allowed in Camden Library at  any one time;
  • Sign in required;
  • Single entry and exit points at Oran Park Library;
  • Closure of Children’s play area at Narellan Library;
  • Social distancing measures introduced for computer bays;
  • Study rooms available at Narellan and Oran Park Library only;
  • No cash transactions or photocopying/scanning services available;
  • Items returned to library are quarantined for 3 days;
  • No group visits or meetings; and
  • Study desks are clearly marked with ‘1 person per table’ or ‘2 people per table’.
In addition, Perspex safety screens have been installed at customer counters. PPE and training has been provided to Library staff. Antiseptic wipes and hand sanitiser will be available at each location and increased cleaning schedules have been introduced.
Storytime is back at Narellan and Oran Park libraries.
  • A ticket must be booked for every person in attendance (bookings will open 24 hours before the scheduled session);
  • You must provide your details, for contact tracing purposes, upon entry;
  • You must maintain a 1.5-metre distance from people that do not live in your household; and
  • If you or your child, or children, are feeling unwell, please do not enter the building.
For more info and to book your place, visit here.  

Camden Civic Centre

Camden Civic Centre is open for business providing a facility for a variety of functions and events. The centre capacity will vary in accordance with the NSW Public Health Orders, with restrictions on the maximum number of users for each of the individual spaces. A range of COVID-safe measures are in place for all events including:

  • Additional cleaning
  • QR check in for recording of contact details
  • Changes to food preparation in line with COVID requirements
  • No buffet option– individual portions and table service only
  • Large events and functions considered on a case by case basis – must comply with a risk assessment and complete a declaration regarding the COVID measures in place

For further information on the restrictions on numbers please contact the Camden Civic Centre on 4654 7845 or civicc@camden.nsw.gov.au.

Alan Baker Art Gallery

The Alan Baker Art Gallery is open to the public Thursday – Sunday from 11am – 4pm.

In the interest of keeping our visitors safe, we have the following measures in place:

  • COVID sign in
  • Maximum of 20 people allowed in the gallery at one time

In addition, antiseptic wipes and hand sanitiser will be available at each location and increased cleaning schedules have been introduced.

Camden Visitor Information Centre

The Visitor Centre is open to the public 7 days a week from 9.30am – 4pm.

In the interest of keeping our visitors safe, we have the following measures in place:

  • COVID sign in
  • Maximum of 10 people allowed in the centre at one time

In addition, antiseptic wipes and hand sanitiser will be available and increased cleaning schedules have been introduced.

Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park 

The Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park is open for business providing a facility for equestrian, school, community events and private functions.

The Park building capacity will vary in accordance with the NSW Public Health Orders, with restrictions on the maximum number of users for each of the individual spaces. The Southern Pavilion is capped at 110 persons while the Main Pavilion is capped at 50 persons.

All users of park building facilities are required to scan the Service NSW QR Codes which are posted as numerous locations within the park.

User groups are responsible for capturing data of attendees and managing sanitisation and sterilisation of equipment and areas if in use.

For further information, visit the Park website www.camdenequestrianpark.com.au or call on  0438 467 871.

Oran Park Customer Service Hub

Council’s Customer Service Hub at Oran Park has the following measures in place to keep the community safe:

  • A maximum of 16 people in the Customer Service Hub;
  • Customers must sign in upon entry;
  • Plexi-guard screens installed
  • Hand sanitiser and wipes available for customers and staff;
  • On-site cleaning undertaken throughout the day; and
  • Maintaining of social distancing with signage in place.

Council’s Duty Planner as well as a JP service are also available.

Community Facilities

The following community facilities are open for regular and casual hirers:
  • Birriwa Reserve Community Hall
  • Catherine Field Community Hall
  • Catherine Park Community Centre
  • Currans Hill Community Hall
  • Emerald Hills Community Centre
  • Gregory Hills Community Centre
  • Harrington Park Community Centre
  • Jack Nash Reserve Clubroom
  • Narellan Child, Family and Community Centre
  • Narellan Library Meeting Rooms
  • Sandown Rooms, Oran Park
  • Lakeside Room, Oran Park
  • Spring Farm Community Centre
To keep our staff and the community safe, the following measures will be put in place:
  • Application forms and supporting documents to be received via email only;
  • Attendance ratio to be outlined per facility based off square meterage of the facility and applying the 2m x 2m ratio;
  • Increased cleaning schedules introduced;
  • Social distancing and personal  hygiene signage in place;
  • Hand sanitiser provided in all community facilities;
  • QR Codes have been provided in all facilities for use by casual hirers; and
  • All regular hirers must have a current COVID Safe Plan registered on the Service NSW Platform, and provide a QR code for use by attendees.

$16.8 Million COVID-19 Support Package

Council is helping the community with a $16.8 million support package for residents and local businesses suffering the shock of COVID-19.

This package is Stages 1 and 2 of the three-stage relief plan.