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Lockdown relief: lights to stay on after dark at council parks

One South Western Sydney council has joined other local government areas in keeping the lights on in parks and reserves during the lockdown.

Liverpool City Council has announced today that it will keep all parks, playgrounds and outdoor fitness stations open during the NSW Health stay-at-home order in place until 11.59pm next Friday, July 9.  

Extended lighting will also be provided to a number of parks and ovals across the city to ensure that all residents have a chance to get outdoors even when the sun goes down earlier in winter.

Lighting has been extended until 7pm every week day at the following locations:  

  • Childs Park, Central Avenue, Chipping Norton; 
  • Australis Park, Australis Avenue, Wattle Grove; 
  • Bigge Park, Bigge Street, Liverpool;  
  • Edwin Wheeler Reserve, Maxwells Avenue, Sadleir; 
  • Brownes Farm Reserve, First Avenue, Hoxton Park; 
  • Greenway Park No.2, Greenway Drive, West Hoxton;  
  • WV Scott Memorial Park, Edmondson Avenue, Austral; and  
  • Cirillo Oval, Bird Walton Ave, Middleton Grange.  

However residents are being reminded to continue to comply with the NSW Government’s physical distancing and hygiene requirements when enjoying council’s outdoor facilities.

The maximum number of people allowed to exercise outdoors is 10.

“We understand the positive benefits as outlined by NSW Health that regular exercise and getting outside can have on our community during a difficult time like this,” says Liverpool mayor Wendy Waller.  

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