City services starting to open as restrictions ease

City facilities and services which were suspended or changed due to Covid-19 restrictions are slowly reopening and returning to normal following the easing of Queensland restrictions this week.

Mayor Tom Tate said the City, like many other organisations, was working around the clock to review plans to ensure that facilities could reopen in a safe and measured way as soon as possible.

“It’s very important we do this safely and with appropriate planning in place so that we do not breach any guidelines but also make it an enjoyable and hassle-free experience for users,” Mayor Tate said.

“We know it is taking time, but we thank everyone for their patience.”

Waste and Recycling Centres

The ‘odds and evens’ registration plate system at Waste and Recycling Centres (WRCs) has now been lifted, however every second parking bay will remain closed to ensure social distancing is maintained.

To minimise delays, residential green waste will ONLY be accepted at WRCs with ‘Green waste drop and go’ which includes Coomera, Molendinar, Merrimac and Reedy Creek.

Aquatic Centres

The Gold Coast, Palm Beach and Miami Aquatics Centres will reopen with restrictive services on Monday 22 June subject to Industry Plans allowing groups of 20 in the separate sections of the venues. The City will use the coming weeks to return staff to work and ensure all water quality and temperatures are back to public access levels.

Other centres are expected to open in Stage three or once any refurbishments are completed.

Major Sporting Venues

From Saturday 6 June:

Coomera Indoor Sports Centre – Open for gymnastics leased space only.

Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium – Open for squash, roller sports and basketball during set times.

Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre – Open for basketball, netball, futsal and volleyball during set times. Venue open to casual shoot arounds for up to 20 people during set times.

Gold Coast Sports Precinct – open between 4pm and 10pm

Gold Coast Cycle Centre – open between 4pm and 8pm

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