Council Facilities to Reopen

Library COVID-19 signs

Published: 15th May 2020

Council is pleased to announce that parks across our city and the City Library will be reopened in the coming days. This is as a result of Stage 1 of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Outback Queensland which come into effect at midnight on Friday, May 15.


Parks that include play equipment – such as the Family Fun Park, Playway Park, Quota Park, Ron McCullough Park and the Skate Park – will reopen on Saturday, May 16. It’s anticipated the water features at the Family Fun Park will be reopened late next week.

Visitors to these facilities are reminded about the limitation of a maximum of 10 people per group and keeping to our social distancing measures.

We also advise that if visitors would like to use the play equipment at the parks to ensure that they bring hand sanitiser with them for use before and after use.

City Library

The Library will reopen from Monday, May 18 between the hours of 9.30am to 1.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Public access will be restricted to 10 patrons at any one time and to areas that include the foyer, computer/photocopier and the customer service area.

Patrons are reminded that they need to practise good hand hygiene and are urged to use the hand-sanitising products provided at the Library.

Patrons will be able to choose from a variety of books, magazines and DVDs including children’s books.

Selections will be updated daily after cleaning. A reduced number of public computers will be available for use.

A new Library initiative to come into effect from Monday’s reopening is a “click-and-collect” service, where patrons will be able to reserve books online from the Council’s website and pick them up in person at the Library customer service area.

Public Toilets

Reopening Saturday, May 16 will be the following public toilets:

• Within the Miles Street carpark

• Within the Sunset Lawn Cemetery

• Within Captain James Cook Oval

• Within Sunset Oval

• Within the Family Fun Park

• Within Playway Park

• Camooweal Town Hall

• Moondarra Crossing Park

Splashez Aquatic Centre

Please be advised that the Splashez Aquatic Centre will remain closed at this time.

For more information, please call Council on 4747 3200.