Heavy rain forces Saturday closure of sports fields

7 May, 2021Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council has today closed all Council-managed sports fields scheduled for Saturday 8 May following continued heavy overnight rain.

The closure affects all Council-managed sports fields across the Shire for Saturday only and is effective immediately.

The temporary closure does not affect the Welby Hockey Centre or Eridge Park Netball court facilities which remain open with a caution.

A further assessment will be undertaken late Friday 7 May to reassess conditions for possible recommencement of Sunday play.

To follow the status of Council’s sports fields, including further weekend announcements, visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/Facilities/Sports-Fields.

Council is also responding to the impact the heavy rain has had on roads and drainage infrastructure by re-diverting all operational crews to assist with potential drainage and stormwater issues.  Crews will remain on stand-by over the weekend to monitor local conditions and respond to incoming calls of assistance.

Visit Current Works & Closures at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au for the latest road closures and diversions.

Residents can report any stormwater-related issues to Council’s Customer Service team by phoning 4868 0888 (24 hours), email at mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au or online at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au.

Council reminds residents and motorists to never drive, cycle, walk or play in floodwaters.

For emergency help in floods and storms call the NSW SES 132 500. In a life-threatening emergency always call Triple Zero (000).