Murrumbidgee Council further restricts access to Council's offices and services
Murrumbidgee Council wishes to advise access to the Darlington Point and Jerilderie offices is now limited to banking transactions and development applications.
This service is only available between the hours of 9.00 am and 12.00 pm Monday to Friday and only by prior appointment.
The Coleambally office will remain closed for face-to-face visits until further notice.
Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae said this is extremely regrettable, but completely necessary given the advice from the Australian and State Governments.
Cr McRae said the decision has been made to protect the health and well-being of our staff and wider community.
“Our Darlington Point and Jerilderie offices are only open for appointments for banking and lodging development applications and other development certificates”, Cr McRae said.
Anyone with banking needs, can telephone the following Council team members:
Darlington Point: Sue Mitchell, T: 0407 786 226
Jerilderie: Eden Hercus, T: 0437 898 430
Cr McRae said our procedures in relation to the lodgement and receipt of Development Applications, Complying Development Certifications and Construction Certificates applications have changed in line with Government advice.
“We prefer for people lodging development applications by email or post”.
Anyone with enquiries should refer to Council’s website for more information or contact:
Kelly Tyson, Manager, Planning and Development, T: 0447 066 181
“We encourage people to contact Mrs Tyson in the first instance to discuss their applications and to obtain a fee quote”, she said.
Anyone with urgent service requests or issues, can contact Council’s Overseers on the following numbers:
Coleambally and Darlington Point: Shane Curphey, T: 0427 684 166
Jerilderie: Bryan Payne, T: 0428 579 095
Cr McRae thanked the staff who have worked tirelessly to maintain essential services during this very difficult time.
She urged all members of the community to heed the advice of our Government to limit the spread of COVID-19 across the nation.
“We need a whole-of-community response to the virus and we can all make a difference by practicing the recommended hygiene routines, social distancing and restricting movement in public to essential requirements.
“If anyone is feeling overwhelmed with the crisis, I encourage you to reach out for support to one of the many support groups as this is a very anxious time in our lives”, she said.
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