Library branches and CPAC reopen with restrictions in place

The Liverpool and Carnes Hill branches of Liverpool City Library as well as south-west Sydney’s premier arts facility, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, are set to reopen their doors from Monday 1 June as part of the easing of coronavirus restrictions across NSW.

And Liverpool Regional Musuem’s Foyer Gallery and Family History Centre will open from Tuesday 2 June.

“I’m very pleased we are continuing the gradual reopenings of our much-loved facilities,” Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller said.

However, strict protocols will be implemented at all venues, in line with State Government requirements.

“There have been no new coronavirus cases in the Liverpool LGA for the past month,” Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller said.

“We are doing well as a community, but we cannot let our guard down. I implore everyone to follow the rules and stay at a safe distance from other people when visiting our facilities or out and about.”

Visitor numbers will be limited to 100 people at Liverpool City Library and 50 at Carnes Hill Library and there will be a limited number of computers for public use.

The Library's Click and Collect service will remain in operation for those who prefer to browse and order items online to minimise time spent at the venues.

The Library's extensive digital program, including its much-loved Storytime sessions, will also remain online.

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre will reopen with the exhibitions Adaptation and A Familiar Place I’ve never Seen, and the exhibition Friendship in the Kids’ Gallery, but will limit the number of visitors in each gallery space.

The Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre reopening has already attracted strong interest from ABC Radio Sydney and The Guardian.

On-site restaurant Bellbird Dining and Bar is now hosting 10 patrons at a time, but from 1 June up to 48 people will be allowed to dine-in. Bookings are essential - call 8711 7077 to reserve your table.

Takeaway coffee is also available and the neighbouring playground and outdoor gym equipment at Casula Parklands have also reopened.

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre’s digital program, nominated for a Time In Award by Time Out Sydney, will remain online.

“It is a slow process, but next month does herald the beginning of a normal life we all recognise. However, this pandemic is not yet over, so please remain as vigilant and patient as you have been over the past few months and we will get through it together,” Mayor Waller said.

Visit www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/coronavirus for up-to-date information about Council’s response to coronavirus, and changes to services and facilities.