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Ipswich City Council facilities to remain closed as lockdown extended

A range of facilities managed by Ipswich City Council will remain closed for the duration of the South East Queensland lockdown which has been extended until 4pm Sunday, 8 August 2021.

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 means at this stage, council facilities are expected to reopen on Monday, 9 August 2021.

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.

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.

The latest advice from the Queensland Government is that all public playgrounds, skate parks, BMX tracks and outside gyms, including static exercise equipment in Council parks, are not to be used during the duration of the lockdown.

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.

Ipswich City Council’s waste facilities will remain open to essential customers only.

Residents should not visit a waste facility unless they deem it absolutely necessary.

Under lockdown rules it is not a permissible reason for residents to leave home to take a load of household rubbish to our facility.

As per Queensland Health requirements, masks will be mandatory at waste facilities during the lockdown.

Operation of waste facilities may be at a reduced capacity to enable social distancing to occur. Customers should expect delays. Cashless payment is preferred (e.g. EFTPOS).

Domestic wheelie bin waste collection services will continue as normal.

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.

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