Playgrounds, outdoor gym equipment and barbecue areas across the Gold Coast will be reopened to the public this weekend as statewide corornavirus restrictions are eased.
And motorists are being warned that the free parking ride is also about to come to an end.
Stage one of the Government’s recovery plan announced last week will allow access to outdoor play areas and gatherings of up to 10 people outside.
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Council will also reopen skate parks, basketball courts, sporting fields and will allow park bookings for up to ten people.
Amenities at Broadwater Parklands will be back in use from this weekend, with the exception of the Bouncy Pillow which will remain closed for the time being.
Community centres will be open for essential services however Council is still deciding whether to reopen libraries.
The city’s pools will also remain closed for at least another week with that decision to be reviewed on Monday.
It’s likely pools will initially only open for elite swimmers.
Council will also switch the city’s parking meters back on while parking officers will resume handing out fines for time-limited parking spaces, as more businesses reopen.
Mayor Tom Tate says he is happy to welcome out-of-towners back to the Gold Coast from this weekend with recreational travel up to 150kms allowed.
“Come on down since the COVID-19 is ok, but all I will say is, you might be a bit close and squeezy in Brisbane but when you come to the Gold Coast – social distancing please.”