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Update - Changes and reopening of Council services and facilities 09-06-20

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Subject to the latest State and Federal Government advice, Council’s focus is to ensure services and programs are provided as safely, effectively and reliably as possible.

Please find below list of Council services and facilities currently impacted by COVID-19 Queensland Health directives, as well as those reopening in the South Burnett region (subject to conditions and user limits).

Service/Facility Impact
Cemetery (Toilet facilities) Open
*Council Tourist/Caravan parks
  • Lake Boondooma Caravan and Recreation Park – Open for day use only (6 – 6 pm) (1 public amenity open)
  • Yallakool Caravan & Recreation Park – Open for day use only (6 – 6 pm) (1 public amenity open)
  • Murgon Caravan Park – reopening 12 June 2020
Council Parks
  • Playgrounds – open
  • Skate parks – open
  • BBQs – open
  • Public amenities - open
  • 48 hour stop overs –  open - excluding (Stuart River Rest area – closed due to capital works upgrade)
Council sportsgrounds & showgrounds Closed until further notice
Customer Service / Facilities Customer Service Centres open EFTPOS payments are preferred.
Galleries & Museums 
  • Kingaroy Heritage Museum – reopening 15 June 2020
  • All other locations closed until further notice
Halls & cultural centres Closed until further notice
*Libraries Open
Swimming Pools Closed until further notice
Visitor Information Centres
  • Kingaroy VIC – reopening 15 June 2020
  • All other locations closed until further notice
Waste Facilities Open

* Council Tourist/Caravan parks; refer to media release 04-06-20 South Burnett reviews re-opening of the region’s dams

*Libraries; programs are available on line and restrictions in place

Please note: The current Queensland Chief Health Officer Movement and Gathering Direction states a maximum of 20 people can gather publically outdoors regardless of whether people are members of the same household or not.

Council is also mindful of the need to be extremely cautious in ensuing all appropriate safety measures and operational procedures are in place to protect our patrons/staff from the potential spread of COVID-19 prior to re-opening. As such, Council is working to implement the appropriate COVID safe arrangements as a matter or priority.

Council appreciates your understanding and cooperation as we partner with the community and other levels of government to address Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impacts.

Members of the community are encouraged to keep informed on the latest COVID-19 health advice on QLD Health's website, phoning 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visiting Council’s website - ‘COVID-19’ page or Council’s Facebook page for further information.

To help keep your family and the community safe, residents are urged to download the Australian Government’s free COVIDSafe app.

South Burnett Regional Council reminds residents to follow the Queensland Government messaging: If you are sick, stay home; if you're feeling unwell with symptoms of COVID-19, you should contact your doctor about being tested; practice social distancing; continue good hygiene practices.

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