City re-opening community facilities for Phase 3

Published on Friday, 5 June 2020 at 2:44:21 PM

The City of Albany will re-open a number of facilities from this weekend in response to the implementation of Phase 3 of the State Government’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions.


Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Albany Public Library and Vancouver Arts Centre will all offer increased services from next week, while the National Anzac Centre will re-open. Playgrounds across the City, the Emu Point Outdoor Gym and skate parks will also open again.


Chief Executive Officer Andrew Sharpe said it was thanks to the good work of the community that the State was in a position to bring forward the easing of some restrictions.


“This phase we are entering allows the City to provide more services that the community are used to, and continue to support getting the local economy back up and running,” he said


“We are working within the appropriate capacity for maintaining our public health and safety which is a balancing act for every business, organisation and facility across Albany.


“As we welcome residents back through our doors, we are committed to working with them to provide a safe and positive service experience within our facilities.”


Visitors to the re-opened facilities must adhere to relevant Phase 3 public gathering and social distancing requirements, and comply with hygiene directions.


Facilities have implemented COVID-19 Safety Plans to accommodate the following service changes:

Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre
• From Monday, June 8, ALAC gym, courts and group fitness will be open Monday to Friday from 6am to 8pm and Saturday from 8am to 5pm until further notice.
• Aquatic facilities will re-open on Wednesday, June 10 pending water sample approvals from the Department of Health, and will open Tuesday to Friday each week from 6am to 8pm, and on Saturday from 8am to 5pm until further notice.
• Please visit the ALAC website at https://www.albanyleisurecentre.com.au/ for ALAC Covidsafe Hygiene Protocols for patrons using the centre and facilities.

Albany Public Library
• Opening hours remain as Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm until further notice.
• An increased number of patrons will be able to access the Library at one time in compliance with current public gathering and physical distancing restrictions.
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• Please visit www.library.albany.wa.gov.au or follow the Library’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/albanylibrary/ for more information on current service availability.


Albany Heritage Park
• The National Anzac Centre will re-open on Tuesday, June 9 and will be open Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm until further notice.
• From next week, The Fort Store will be open Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 4pm until further notice.
• The Barracks Building within the Princess Royal Fortress remains closed for renovations.


Vancouver Arts Centre
• Vancouver Arts Centre remains open to annual hirer groups and will re-open bookings for occasional room hire from Monday, June 8.
• The centre will not re-open to the public in any other capacity until further notice as there is no public programming or exhibitions.


Playgrounds, Parks and Outdoor Gyms
• Middleton Beach, Emu Point, and Eyre Park playgrounds, Emu Point Outdoor Gym and PCYC Skate Park will open from Saturday, June 6.
• The City’s additional 40 playgrounds and 3 skate parks will begin being re-opened from Monday, June 8. We will be working to open all these facilities as quickly as possible but ask for the community’s patience.


The City will continue to review and announce service delivery changes as the State Government continues to relax COVID-19 restrictions.


For up to date information on service delivery and links to the current Covid-19 restrictions, visit www.albany.wa.gov.au.

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