Council facilities to re-open after lockdown

Ipswich City Council’s various facilities will re-open after the three-day lockdown ends in Ipswich and Greater Brisbane at 6pm Monday, 11 January.

While council facilities will be open and providing services, social distancing and face mask requirements will be maintained by visitors and staff.

Queensland Government restrictions, in effect until 1am 22 January, include carrying a mask and wearing it at indoor venues, except for in your home.

It is recommend wearing a mask when outdoors if people are unable to stay more than 1.5m distance from each other, such as busy walkways and thoroughfares.

Children under 12 years and people affected by a medical condition or disability are exempt.

Read more information about the Easing of Greater Brisbane restrictions here.

Following is the list of council managed facilities which will be open:

  • All libraries
  • Ipswich Art Gallery
  • Ipswich Civic Centre
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Fire Station 101
  • Council community centres

Outdoor council facilities will also reopen on Tuesday, 12 January.

These include all public pools, including the Orion Lagoon at Robelle Domain, the Queens Park nursery and all mobile nursery events.

The Ipswich Nature Centre, Queens Park Nursery and Queens Park Education Centre will reopen.

Picnic areas across natural estates remained open, as did council parks and dog off-leash areas.

Until 1am on Friday, 22 January, Ipswich Crematorium and Warrill Park Lawn Cemetery can only accommodate 50 mourners in the Chapel in addition to funeral staff.   Graveside services can be attended by up to 100 people in total.

The Ipswich pound is currently not accepting animal drop-offs however people are permitted to collect an impounded animal. Hours of operation from Tuesday, 12 January is still being assessed.

The customer service desk in the ICC Administration Building and the council call centre have remained open and will continue unchanged.

Safe City operations also remained open unaffected by the lockdown restrictions.

Council’s waste transfer stations remain open, with residents using these facilities required to pay with EFTPOS or credit card, not cash. As these waste facilities are classified as an outdoor area, face masks are not required to be worn as long as social distancing can be achieved.

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