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City of Sydney statement on parking enforcement and easing of restrictions

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The City of Sydney is doing its best to respond appropriately to the impacts of Covid-19 (coronavirus), while putting the safety of our residents, workers and staff first.

Following decisions from the National Cabinet and NSW Government to ease coronavirus restrictions in a staged approach, we have reviewed parking conditions across the City.Feedback from residents and businesses tells us it is now appropriate to resume enforcing parking restrictions so that available parking is fairly distributed.

From Monday 25 May, the City will resume full parking enforcement to make sure everyone has safe, fair and equal access to parking.

Motorists must park legally and adhere to signposted parking restrictions and pay for parking in ticketed areas.

The City will continue to support and prioritise emergency services staff with free on-street parking and free 24-hour access to our Kings Cross and Goulburn Street car parks. The City has issued 1,400 permits for emergency service workers that will remain valid until 30 June and provided dedicated parking around hospital and emergency facilities.

As restrictions are further lifted and more cars return to our area, the City will continue to monitor the situation, while taking advice from state and federal agencies.

Parks, playgrounds and outdoor fitness areas

All of the City’s public playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor fitness areas will reopen from Friday 15 May 2020. These playgrounds and play spaces are inspected and cleaned regularly.

Signage will be installed in these areas to ensure people comply with physical distancing measures and public health orders and also encourage users to wipe exercise equipment before and after use.

From Friday, fitness training groups with a maximum of 10 total participants (including the trainer) will be permitted to train in the City’s parks. Fitness groups must follow physical distancing measures and the City’s Code of Conduct for Fitness Training.

Outdoor multipurpose sports courts, used for basketball and netball, will remain temporarily closed.

Our parks and tennis courts are already open for people to use and enjoy.
The City is waiting to receive public health orders from the NSW Government before determining when swimming pools and other facilities and services can be opened.

We cannot make a decision about opening our pools until we receive these public health orders.

Once we have the orders, we will work with our provider to determine the feasibility of reopening our pools to the public. Once a decision is made to reopen, it will take time to treat the water and to heat pools to the required temperature.

We thank the community for their patience and will make further announcements over the coming days.

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