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Media Release - Hinchinbrook Community Facilities Closed to the Public

25th March 2020

In accordance with the latest COVID-19 advice from the Prime Minister, Council advises that the following facilities will be closed from close of business today, Wednesday 25 March 2020 until further notice:

  • Hinchinbrook Shire Library;
  • Halifax Sub Branch Library;
  • TYTO Regional Art Gallery;
  • TYTO Conference and Events Centre;
  • Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Centre;
  • TYTO RV Park;
  • Forrest Beach RV Park;
  • Mount Fox Camping Grounds;
  • Hinchinbrook Shire Hall;
  • Halifax Community Hall
  • Hinchinbrook Aquatic Centre; and
  • J.L. Kelly Theatre.

While these facilities are closed, Council assures the community that essential services will continue to be maintained. Council is well prepared to continue to operate water, sewerage, waste collection, parks and open spaces.

Staff are available to assist cultural and community enquiries via phone or email. For library related enquiries, please call 4776 4614. For visitor information, please call 4776 4792.

While the libraries are closed to the public, members of the Hinchinbrook Shire Library are able to take advantage of a range of free online resources including eBooks, eMagazines, eAudio books, eSkills, eLearning resources, National Geographic online and streaming movies and music. Visit the Hinchinbrook Way website, Hinchinbrook Shire Library page for more information.

Council will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation carefully and are working very closely with Queensland Health to stay up to date with the latest information.

Council encourages the community to follow the advice of the Australian and Queensland Governments and to ensure proper personal hygiene, appropriate social distancing and to avoid any non-essential gatherings.

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