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In this edition of the Werriwa eNewsletter: Energy Saving, COVID Restrictions Eased, Werriwa Art Prize Winner and more..
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Werriwa eNewsletter

27 November 2020

Dear <<First Name>>

Welcome to the latest edition of the Werriwa eNewsletter, I hope you all had a great week.

With the holiday season coming up and restrictions being eased there will be an increased amount of social interaction. This means there is a higher chance of COVID-19 transmission, especially with borders around Australia reopening.

This doesn't mean you can't enjoy a much needed break with friends, family and colleagues, but it's crucial everyone not become complacent. The virus is still in the community as the NSW Sewage Surveillance Program detected earlier this week. More information about this is in the eNewsletter below.

The weather is also heating up with temperatures reaching 40 degrees this weekend. Remember to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek, Slide and Stay hydrated if you are out in the sun.

Have a good weekend and keep well.

Kind Regards

Anne

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In this edition of the Werriwa eNewsletter:

Easing of Restrictions

Under a major easing of COVID-19 restrictions, more people will be allowed to gather both at home and in outdoor public spaces, and smaller hospitality venues can increase their capacity.

From Tuesday, 1 December:

  • Up to 50 people can visit a residence as long as an outdoor space is being utilised. However, it’s recommended no more than 30 people gather if the residence has no outdoor area.
  • Up to 50 people can gather outdoors in a public space (currently 30).
  • Small hospitality venues (up to 200 square metres in size) will be allowed to have one person per two square metres indoors.

From Monday, 14 December:

  • The Public Health Order requiring employers to allow employees to work from home (where it is reasonably practicable to do so) will be repealed.

As employees return to the office, workplaces are encouraged to have COVID-Safe plans. Employers are encouraged to stagger staff starting and finishing times to reduce the impact on public transport. Customers using public transport are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.

Click here for the latest COVID-19 updates

Werriwa Art Prize Winner

Last Saturday, I had the honour of announcing the inaugural Werriwa Art Prize at the 23rd Annual Liverpool Art Society Exhibition at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

The Werriwa Art Prize is an award that best reflects the electorate of Werriwa. Choosing the winner was difficult as there were many worthy candidates. The winner displayed an artwork depicting the native flora and fauna of the Werriwa area. The piece highlights the diverse but disappearing biodiversity of the area.

The winner of the award was Vivian Messimeris for her piece; ‘A Degree of Difference (Regent Honeyeater)'.

Vivian used a silkscreen of cotton rag, depicting the Regent Honeyeater, a critically endangered bird that is native to the Badgerys Creek area. The artwork aims to raise awareness about the need to conserve our unique wildlife.

Congratulations Vivian for winning the inaugural Werriwa Art Prize. Her work will grace the cover of my 2021 Christmas Card.

Great Southern Nights - CPAC

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre will be hosting four musical acts tonight at 7:30pm as part of the ongoing state-wide music event Great Southern Nights.

Great Southern Nights is a music event which will bring 1,000 COVID-safe performances to live music venues in Greater Sydney and regional NSW in November for Australian Music Month.

This event is a NSW Government initiative, delivered by its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, in partnership with the Australian Recording Industry Association, to stimulate the revival of the live music and entertainment sectors and, in turn, the visitor economy in the recovery phase of COVID-19.

Click here for more details

Artist Exchange - 2020 Annual Makers Market

Campbelltown City Council and Campbelltown Arts Centre are hosting the 2020 Annual Makers Market tomorrow, Saturday 28 November.

The Artist Exchange showcases Western Sydney and the Macarthur regions diverse community of artists and makers. There will be a unique range of stalls featuring a bespoke offering of artwork, ceramic, jewellery, textiles, woven pieces and many more unique gifts.

The Artist Exchange event will go for 3 hours starting at 4:00pm at the Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Click here for more details

COVID-19 Detection in Werriwa Sewage

The COVID sewage surveillance program has detected virus fragments in the sewage at the Liverpool sewage treatment plant.

The area served by the treatment plant includes the suburbs of Bardia, Hinchinbrook, Hoxton Park, Abbotsbury, Ingleburn, Prestons, Holsworthy, Edmondson Park, Austral, Cecil Park, Cecil Hills, Elizabeth Hills, Bonnyrigg Heights, Edensor Park, Green Valley, Pleasure Point, Casula, Hammondville, Liverpool, Moorebank, Wattle Grove, Miller, Cartwright, Lurnea, Warwick Farm, Chipping Norton, Voyager Point, Macquarie Links, Glenfield, Catherine Field, Gledswood Hills, Varroville, Leppington, West Hoxton, Horningsea Park, Middleton Grange, Len Waters Estate, Carnes Hill, Denham Court.

If you have even the mildest symptoms of COVID 19, please get tested.

Click here for COVID-19 testing clinics

Click here for the latest COVID-19 updates

Energy Switch - Service NSW

Service NSW has a handy tool that can compare the plans of all NSW household electricity providers, and switch to a different plan if you want to.

If you receive your bill directly from your electricity provider and you meet the eligibility requirements, you can use the Energy Switch tool to compare your plan with other available plans. If you decide to switch providers, Service NSW will initiate the switch process for you.

All you'll need to be eligible is to be an account holder of a current electricity plan in NSW

Use the Energy Switch comparison tool here.

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