COVID-19: How Council is responding

Last updated 7 April

Mid-Western Regional Council is committed to ensuring the health and safety of its staff and our community, and in an effort to do so and further limit the spread of COVID-19 will be making some changes to services.

Decisions to do so have not been made lightly, but are essential to protect our community and comply with state and federal government social distancing orders.

Along with ensuring the safety of our community, among Council’s key objectives is to provide essential information about any change in services and facility operation in line with government advice.


Media releases

7 April Council assistance (PDF 204Kb)
30 March Council update COVID-19 response (PDF 430Kb)
25 March Council update COVID-19 response (PDF 249Kb)
24 March Support local business (PDF 221Kb)
23 March Update on public pools (PDF 196Kb)
19 March Council venue management in response to COVID-19 (PDF 198Kb)
18 March Council meeting gallery limited to speakers only (PDF 407Kb)
17 March Council taking proactive measures (PDF 216Kb)

Council buildings and services

VENUE STATUS
Mudgee Customer Service Centre Closed. The team is available online and over the phone.
Mudgee Administration Building Closed. All services that are delivered out of this building including Planning, Health and Building, Economic Development and Finance will continue and staff are available online and via telephone.
Operations Administration Building Closed. All services delivered out of this building will continue and staff are available online and via telephone.
Dual Customer Service Centres and Libraries in Gulgong, Kandos and Rylstone Closed
Mudgee Library Closed
Mudgee Town Hall and Cinema Closed
Buildings for hire including:
Community halls and facilities
Closed: Council will not be accepting any bookings for events or activities occurring before 1 July. Existing bookings will be contacted by Council staff to reschedule or receive a refund.
Mudgee, Gulgong and Kandos pools Closed
Ironed Out Closed
Waste Facility Stores
(‘Tip Shops’) in Mudgee, Gulgong and Kandos
Closed
Waste Facilities and Rural Waste Transfer Stations Open
Children’s playgrounds Closed
Passive parks Open but residents must abide by social government distancing orders.
Sports grounds Open but residents must abide by government social distancing orders, events prohibited.
Community Transport Limited service please contact 6378 2710 to discuss options.
Meals on Wheels Open
Family Day Care Open
Mudgee Valley Tourist Park Closed to travellers
Mudgee Pound Closed to the public. Remaining operational. Contact Council for enquiries.
Mudgee Region Saleyards Restricted access
Mudgee Showground Closed
Mudgee, Gulgong, Kandos and Rylstone skate parks Closed
Mudgee, Gulgong and Rylstone dog parks Closed
Public toilets

Closed with the exception of public toilets at Ilford Rest Stop, Goolma Public Toilets, Cudgegong Dam Truck Stop, Percy Nott Rest Stop (Mdugee), Town Hall Arcade (Mudgee), Coronation Park (Gulgong), Council's Rylstone Administration Building external toilets and White Circle public toilets in Kandos, which will remain open unless restricted by state and federal health orders.

Lawson Park Closed to vehicles. Open for exercise only and social distancing guidelines must be complied with.
Billy Dunn Oval, Gulgong Open for exercise only and social distancin guidelines must be complied with.
Victoria Park, Gulgong Closed
Victoria Park, Mudgee Closed
Waratah Park, Kandos Closed
Rylstone Showground and access road Closed
Barbecue facilities in passive parks Closed
Gulgong Showground This facility is not a Council managed facility.
For all health advice in relation to COVID-19 please visit: