Council services impacted by Gold Coast lockdown

A number of Gold Coast council facilities and services will be affected by the three-day lockdown announced on Tuesday.

The Gold Coast is among 11 local council areas in southeast Queensland in lockdown until 6pm Friday night.

Townsville, Palm Island and Magnetic Island are also in lockdown.


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Council has confirmed that libraries, aquatic centres and sporting facilities across the Gold Coast will close for the duration of the lockdown.

Community centres will also close except for essential services.

Park and beaches will remain open for exercise with social distancing in place.

However, park bookings and city-run active and health classes have been cancelled.

City events including markets have also been called off.

Rubbish and recycling collection will continue and the city’s waste and recycling centres will remain open.

Council customer service centres will also remain open, with the exception of Upper Coomera.

Mayor Tom Tate is urging everyone on the Gold Coast to stick to the lockdown rules, warning the next 24 hours are crucial.

“I ask every Gold Coasters and every visitor to abide by these conditions,’’ he said.

“We are in this together and we must unite like never before.

“Our City’s essential service staff will continue to look after the safety of our city, as required under legislation.’’