Nambucca Valley Council is committed to doing everything in its power to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus in our community. Council is not aware of any confirmed local cases but is taking very seriously the recommendations from health authorities and the State and Federal Government to immediately implement rigorous social distancing policies.
Mayor, Councillor Rhonda Hoban OAM, said “These are unprecedented and challenging times not just for the Nambucca Valley but also for the Nation. Statistically, the Nambucca Valley has a higher percentage of vulnerable people who are susceptible to this virus and to do nothing puts lives at risk.”
From Monday 23 March 2020:
“Council will continue to provide essential services to the best of its ability as we navigate through this crisis. A number of Council staff will be working from home while others will be transferred to a different workplace in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus and ensure the continuity of Council services, especially essential services such as water, sewer and road safety repairs.
Circumstances can change rapidly and Council will constantly reassess its operations and service provision. Any further changes to services will be communicated through the usual media channels, Council’s website and our Facebook site.
“NSW Health is the lead agency in trying to contain the pandemic virus and I encourage residents to continually monitor its website www.health.nsw.gov.au and its Facebook page “NSW Health” for the latest up to date information.
Council reiterates the importance of social distancing, hand washing and good hygiene practices. If you believe you have any of the Covid-19 symptoms, please seek medical help and avoid public areas. We must work together and look out for each other, our family, friends and neighbours” concluded Councillor Hoban.
For enquiries please contact the Mayor, Rhonda Hoban OAM on 0408 661 412 or
the Assistant General Manager Corporate Services, Robert Hunt on 6568 0207 or 0427 293 941.
ROBERT HUNT, ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER CORPORATE SERVICES
Nambucca Valley Council is advising the community that the Office of Local Government has released a Discussion Paper on the possible provision of superannuation guarantee payments in addition to councillors’ and mayors’ annual allowances. Submissions to the Office of Local Government close on 8 May 2020.
The importance of social distancing is the most effective method to slow the spread of COVID-19 and Nambucca Valley Council is encouraging everyone to take the necessary steps to ensure less contact between themselves and people.