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06 January 2022 Posted by 


Local pools, gyms and libraries affected
DUE to the impact of COVID-19 infections, a number of Blacktown City Council venues will operate at reduced hours over the coming weeks.
Council’s aquatic and leisure centres at Blacktown, Stanhope Gardens, Emerton and Riverstone will be affected by adjusted hours as well as Blacktown City Libraries.
The temporary change of hours comes after a number of staff tested positive to the virus or have been identified as close contacts, making them unable to work.
The changes will come into effect at all venues, excluding Charlie Lowles Leisure Centre Emerton, from 10 January until 30 January.
Charlie Lowles Leisure Centre has already implemented adjusted hours, as of January 5.
Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale apologised for the inconvenience caused.
“Unfortunately, the high number of COVID-19 infections we are seeing in our community has also impacted staff at Council venues across Blacktown City,” Mayor Bleasdale said.
“This has meant many have tested positive or have been in close contact with a positive case, meaning they are unable to work.
“As a result, Council has made the difficult decision to reduce hours at the City’s aquatic and leisure centres and libraries.
“We hope to return to normal operating hours as soon as possible and thank our residents for their patience. 
“I wish everyone affected by the virus at this time a speedy recovery.”
Details of adjusted service hours for the period 10 - 30 January are below.
For the latest COVID-19 information, visit www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au
Adjusted Operating Hours
Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope 
Normal operating hours
Monday 5.30am – 9.00pm
Tuesday – Friday 5.30am – 9.00pm
Saturday / Sunday 8.00am – 7.00pm
From 10 – 30 January
Monday 7.30am – 9.00pm
Tuesday – Friday 7.30am – 7.30pm
Saturday / Sunday 8.00am – 5.00pm
Blacktown Aquatic Centre
Normal operating hours
Monday – Friday 5.30am – 7.30pm
Saturday 6.00am – 7.00pm
Sunday 8.00am – 7.00pm 
From 10 – 30 January
Monday – Friday 7.30am – 7.30pm
Saturday 6.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 8.00am – 5.00pm 
Charlie Lowles Leisure Centre Emerton
Normal operating hours
Monday - Friday 7.30am – 8.00pm (stadium to 9.30pm)
Saturday / Sunday 8.00am – 7.00pm (stadium to 5.00pm)
From 5 – 30 January
Monday - Friday 7.30am – 6.00pm
Monday 6.00pm – 9.30pm (stadium only 17 & 24 Jan)
Saturday / Sunday 8.00am – 5.00pm
Riverstone Swim Centre
Normal operating hours
Monday – Sunday 9.00am – 7.00pm
From 10 – 30 January
Monday – Sunday 9.00am – 6.00pm
Mount Druitt Swim Centre
Normal operating hours
Monday – Sunday 9.00am – 7.00pm
From 10 – 30 January
Monday – Sunday 9.00am – 6.00pm
Blacktown City Libraries
Normal operating hours
Libraries normally close at 7.45pm Monday through Friday, weekend hours are as listed on Council’s website.
From 10 – 30 January
All libraries to operate from 9.30am to 5.00pm Monday through Friday
All libraries to operate from 9.30am to 4.00pm Saturdays and 12.00 to 4.00pm Sundays.


Michael Walls
0407 783 413

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