December 9, 2020

2020 has been a year of challenges, and we understand that the residents of Hunters Hill will be looking forward to celebrating the end of the year.

We are continually working with NSW Police to ensure the safety of our community, and would like to provide our residents with direction and information on New Year’s Eve in 2020 following the NSW Government announcement to continue with the cancelled City of Sydney fireworks display on the Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight and our previous updates from 23 October 2020, 3 December 2020 and 14 December 2020.

People are encouraged to limit non-essential gatherings over the New Year period where possible to further minimise the risk of transmission in the community.

The current public health order is:

  • 5 visitors to your home
  • 30 people gathering in a public place
  • Visit to Aged Care facilities not permitted until 6 January 2021.

The Government is watching the emerging situation closely and will update the community accordingly should any further changes be required.

More information about New Year’s Eve can be accessed here

What does this mean for Hunters Hill residents and businesses?

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

We have been advised that there will be only one 7 minute display at midnight on the Harbour Bridge, with no barge displays proposed west of the bridge.

Council will be supporting NSW Police to manage the risk of Public Health Order breaches and safety of our residents, and minimise the cost impacts of traffic.

The details

  • From 12pm on 31 December 2020 until 2am 1 January 2021, NSW Police will establish a checkpoint at the corner of Reiby and Church St Hunters Hill.
  • Only people residing on the peninsula, east of Church Street overpass and possessing proof of residency will be permitted to enter.
  • 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.
  • Bus Routes, including 538, will be unable to enter the Peninsula from 11am, 31 December 2020 until 1 January 2020. The last stop before the Peninsula will be at the Hunters Hill Hotel.
  • Clearways will be enacted from 31 December 2020 – 1 January 2021.
  • Additional “No Stopping” areas will be enacted from 12.00pm, 31 December 2020. Check signs.
  • Clarkes Point Reserve carpark will be closed from 8am, 30 December 2020 – 1 January 2021.
  • 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.

For more details on road closures and clearways click here or visit View the closures and clearways map here

This is subject to any changes by the NSW Government to the Public Health Orders.

Please email if you have any questions regarding this proposal.

Updated from 30 December 2020


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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400
ABN: 75 570 316 011