City Services Update #4: Changes to facilities and programming

Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2020 at 4:35:04 PM

Community health and safety remains a top priority for the City of Greater Geraldton as the global Coronavirus outbreak continues to be monitored closely.

City of Greater Geraldton CEO Ross McKim said the City is monitoring the rapidly changing situation very closely and making necessary changes as needed.

In addition to the already implemented changes to facilities and programming, the following has been advised: 

QEII Seniors and Community Centre

-Closed from Wednesday 25 March 2020.

Parking

-All City free RV overnight parking locations in the CBD, Point Moore and Drummond Cove are closed.

-There is now free parking at all City carparks but time limits remain enforced.

Community Halls

-All community halls are now closed.

Mullewa

-The following facilities in Mullewa are closed: Mullewa Caravan Park, Recreation Centre and Gymnasium, Youth Centre, Mullewa Pool, Town/Lesser Halls and Mullewa Public Library.

School Holiday Program

-In-person activities as part of the April School Holiday Program have been cancelled.

-The City is working on delivering programs via digital and online platforms.

Ornamental water fountains are no longer operating and the City are closing public toilets to ensure social distancing and current hygiene standards are met.

All museums are also now closed, as is the Geraldton RSL Club.

Customer Service at the Civic Centre and Mullewa District Office remain open however community members are encouraged to contact the City via phone or email, and use online services where possible during this period. If visitation to a City facility is necessary, please exercise social distancing.

All changes to City facilities and programming can be found here.

The Geraldton Airport also remains open and patrons should contact airlines in regards to flight changes.

Ongoing announcements regarding City programs, shows and events will be released on the City’s website and social media platforms.

The Department of Health are the lead agency for the COVID-19 situation and people are advised to visit their website as a true and accurate source of information.

Various resources for employers, schools and higher education, health, aged care, childcare, transport, travel and hotel sectors are available at the following websites: 

National Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080

Community members are advised to check the City’s website and Facebook page for the status of City events and to contact individual event organisers for updates on non-City run events. 

That City would like to thank the community for their patience and understanding during this difficult time and please remain calm, together we will get through this.

Community members are reminded they can still contact the City through phone on (08)9956 6600 or email council@cgg.wa.gov.au

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