Wednesday, 3 June 2020
City facilities will begin reopening to the public from this weekend as restrictions continue to ease across the State.
This follows on from announcements made by WA Premier Mark McGowan on Friday, signalling Phase 3 of the easing of restrictions in Western Australia.
The South West Sports Centre will be opening its remaining areas from next Wednesday 10 June with a maximum of 300 people across the centre.
This date will allow all required staff to return, the reinstatement of memberships and the preparation of the facility for regular operations.
Staff will monitor the entry and exit point of the aquatics facility to adhere to the 100-person limit under the Phase 3 guidelines.
Other number limits across the remainder of the centre will be monitored through booking numbers and projected peak times for gym and group fitness classes.
Opening times at the centre will remain as normal - 6am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm on Saturday and 9am to 5pm on Sunday.
The Bunbury Public Libraries which also reopened to the community on Monday 18 May, will return to more regular service offerings from this Monday 8 June.
The public WiFi service will be reinstated as well as bookings for a limited number of public computers in both the Bunbury and Withers libraries.
Customers can now enter the libraries during opening hours without an appointment provided venue limits are not exceeded. Operating hours will be reviewed and increased if possible.
The Bunbury Regional Art Gallery is due to reopen its galleries to the public from Monday 29 June.
This will allow the accessible ramp and entry foyer revamp project currently underway to be completed and coincides with the Noongar Country opening event on Friday 3 July.
Room hire at BRAG will resume from this weekend with social distancing and hygiene measures in place.
The Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre will open its doors from next Friday 12 June. Opening hours at the centre will be restricted to Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm.
The Bunbury Visitor Centre will reopen this Friday with modified hours following a completed maintenance program at the facility and in response to the recent relaxation of state-wide travel restrictions.
Staff continued to undertake visitor services from the City’s administration building since closing in March.
The City’s playgrounds and skateparks will also be open to the public from this weekend with current signage in place to be removed in time for Saturday.
In addition, waste staff will be thoroughly cleaning playground equipment this week and additional bins will be positioned at selected sites.
The Bunbury Wildlife Park will welcome back its valued volunteers following confirmation that wildlife parks can re-open from this weekend.
However, staff at the park are still repairing damage and cleaning up debris caused by the recent storms that hit the South West.
With the construction of new internal accessible pathways scheduled to start next week, a reopening date after this work has been completed is deemed the safest and most practical option for the park.
Further updates on a reopening date for the Bunbury Wildlife Park will be provided in the coming weeks.
Additional cleaning and hygiene measures will be in place across these City facilities as they reopen.
Further updates will be provided via individual Facebook pages or contact the facilities direct for more information.