A range of facilities managed by Ipswich City Council will close for the duration of the South East Queensland three-day lockdown beginning at 4pm today, Saturday 31 July.
This includes all council libraries, the Ipswich Art Gallery, Ipswich Civic Centre and public pools.
The facilities will not be reopened until after the lockdown is lifted, which is expected to be on Tuesday 4pm, 3 August.
Following is the list of Council managed facilities that will be closed:
- All libraries
- Ipswich Art Gallery
- Ipswich Civic Centre
- Ipswich Visitor Information Centre
- Fire Station 101
The Customer Support area of 1 Nicholas Street and the Council Contact Centre will remain open.
Customers will be required to wear a mask if they visit Customer Support area of 1 Nicholas Street as per Queensland Health requirements.
Council’s Safe City operations will continue unaffected.
Council also announced that various outdoor facilities will be closed for the duration of the lockdown.
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 and Queens Park Education Centre will also be closed.
Council’s Active and Healthy Ipswich program has been cancelled for the duration of the lockdown and activities planned in Tulmur Place.
Picnic areas across natural estates remain open, as do Council parks and dog off-leash areas.
Authorities have again allowed people to exercise – with restrictions on where and with how many others – and Council parks remain open for this purpose.
Playground and exercise equipment in those parks will not be closed or fenced off. However, given the latest advice from the government, Council suggests people do not use the equipment during the duration of the lockdown.
Council’s recycling and refuse centres at Riverview and Rosewood remain open for essential services and residents are encouraged not to attend unless necessary.
Waste transfer centre users are required to pay with EFTPOS or credit card, not cash.
Domestic waste services will continue unaffected.
The Ipswich Pound and Animal Management Centre will be closed for the period of the lockdown.
There will be a small number of staff on site to care for the animals.