Hobsons Bay residents expected to experience council service delays due to staff shortages

Hobsons Bay City Council. (Damjan Janevski) 264036_02

By Molly Magennis

A variety of council services in Hobsons Bay will be impacted due staff shortages as a result of COVID-19.

Council has asked for residents to be patient with waste collection services, as driver unavailability meant the green food and garden waste bin was unable to be collected on Monday.

Contractors are expected to continue to experience COVID-19 related staff shortages, and council has asked residents to leave their bins out to be collected as soon as possible if they are not collected on the scheduled day.

Libraries and community centres may also need to temporarily close or have reduced opening hours at some locations, and residents are encouraged to check the Hobsons Bay library website before visiting.

Council customer service enquiries and maintenance requests are also expected to experience some delays.