Sydney Water reopened Como bridge yesterday following the easing of lockdown restrictions across the State.
Sydney's hotspot local government areas will have the same outdoor gathering rules as the rest of the city from today paving the way for the opening of the bridge which was shut following a request by local councils on August 5.
The request, supported by local police, rail and health officials was made following public health concerns around social distancing and the large number of people using the popular walkway.
Sydney Water today met with Local Government representatives, recommending the bridge be immediately reopened.
All signage will be immediately removed.
Como bridge has been closed by Sutherland Shire Council with the support of police due to COVID concerns.
The council made the announcement in a Facebook post, saying the bridge would be closed on Friday afternoon.
"This follows unsafe gatherings in which over 100 people were asked to move on in the vicinity of Como Pleasure Grounds and the pedestrian bridge last weekend," the post said.
"The closure of Como Bridge has been a collaborative decision supported by NSW Police to support the safety and wellbeing of communities in Sutherland Shire and Georges River.
"This is an extremely dangerous time for the transmission of COVID-19 in the community. With over 290 new cases reported this morning, we ALL have a responsibility to manage our movement for essential activity such as exercise.
"Please do not 'stop, sit and stay' if you are out of the house. This is especially critical if you are in a popular area such as Cronulla or Como.
"Public transport links are available between Como Station to Oatley and Hurstville Stations for those who need to move between the local government areas for essential purposes.
"We will work with all relevant agencies to coordinate the staged reopening of Como Bridge and other community facilities as soon as it is safe to do so. Stay safe, Sutherland Shire."
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