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December 21, 2021

Clarkes Point and the Woolwich Peninsula are traditionally popular vantage points for people looking to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

Our Council will be supporting NSW Police to manage public health and safety and minimise traffic:

  • From 12pm on 31 December 2021 until 2am 1 January 2022, NSW Police will establish a checkpoint at the corner of Reiby Road and Church Street, Hunters Hill.
  • A detour will be in place at the Church St Overpass from 12pm.
  • Only people residing on the peninsula, east of the Church Street overpass and possessing proof of residency will be permitted to enter.
  • Should you have guests visiting your home during the period, you will be required to collect them from the checkpoint. No vehicles (other than residents) will be permitted to enter. Please collect your guests from across the overpass. There are no guest passes.
  • There will be no deliveries (food, couriers etc.), or other transport (including UBERs and buses) allowed past the checkpoint. A resident in a sign-written taxi, with proof of residence, will be permitted to enter.
  • There is no Park and Ride service available and no public transport on the peninsula from 11am (alhtough limited buses will pick up from Valencia St Wharf until Midday). No rideshare or delivery vehicles will have access after 12pm.
  • Bus routes, including 538, will be unable to enter the peninsula from 11am, 31 December 2021 until 1 January 2022. The last stop before the peninsula will be at the Hunters Hill Hotel.
  • Clearways will be enacted from 31 December 2021 – 1 January 2022.
  • Additional “No Stopping” areas will be enacted from 12pm, 31 December 2021. Check signs.
  • Clarkes Point Reserve carpark will be closed from 8am, 30 December 2021 – 1 January 2022.
  • Should you have guests visiting your home during the period, you will be required to collect them from the checkpoint. No vehicles (other than residents) will be permitted to enter.
  • Pedestrian traffic is permitted.
  • Fireworks will be limited to the area immediately surrounding the Sydney Harbour Bridge, therefore the views at the usual vantage points will be impacted. If you do visit a park, please pack sustainably and take all of your rubbish away with you.
  • Please make sure to monitor and obey all Public Health Orders, and plan for a simple, safe and happy New Year’s celebration.

We wish everyone in our community a safe and happy New Year.

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PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400
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