Cancellation of Waverley Council gatherings until next week

24 June 2021

Due to Waverley Local Government Area being at the centre of this most recent COVID-19 outbreak, Waverley Council has made the difficult but prudent decision to cancel many of its sporting, recreational and cultural activities. However, our primary concern is to keep the community safe.

The Bondi Festival will be re-assessed next week but Ferris Wheel rides, ice skating and performances will not go ahead until next Thursday July 1 at the earliest.

Regrettably, Council’s School Holiday Programs are also cancelled for Monday June 28, Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 with an assessment of the situation next week to determine the rest of the holidays.

Seniors events including those in Waverley Library and programs at the Margaret Whitlam Centre are also cancelled.

Waverley Library and the Customer Service Centre in Spring Street remain open, with mask-wearing a condition of entry.

Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos said it is critical we all play our part in stopping the spread of this highly infectious Delta variant.

“It is disappointing that we can’t launch our flagship events such as the Bondi Festival, and the popular school holiday programs as we planned, but it is critical that we all play our part," Mayor Masselos said.

“The testing clinics at Hollywood Avenue Bondi Junction (open 8am-10pm daily) and at Bondi Beach (open 7.30am to 10pm daily) continue to operate extended hours and we urge people to take NSW Health advice and get tested."

Council will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as soon as possible.  Please keep an eye on the Waverley Council Facebook and Instagram pages as well as our website.


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