Council moves closer to reopening Myrtle Park

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The City of Launceston is planning to reopen the ever-popular Myrtle Park camp ground site in early December.

The Council closed the Park in March this year in line with the Federal Government’s COVID-19 public control measures.

A proposed operational model for the camp site will go to Council for consideration on November 12.

Mayor Albert van Zetten said that due to an ongoing management review of Myrtle Park, it was necessary to place some restrictions around usage of the facility over the summer months.

“The Council is very aware of how popular the Myrtle Park camp grounds are, particularly over the holiday periods,” Mayor van Zetten said.

“Our officers have been working extremely hard to try and ensure that the timeframe of the closure was kept to a minimum after the lifting of the COVID restrictions.

“There are still a few matters to work through, but by the November 12 council meeting, we should be in a much better position to have a much clearer picture of how the park will operate over the coming months.”

Mayor van Zetten said that it was likely that the kiosk and the hall would not be open in time for the summer season.

“Those people camping will still be able to hire a site, and make full use of the wonderful facilities we have such as the barbecues, playgrounds and tennis courts, while all the amenities such as the showers, the toilet and the laundry will also be open.”

“However, casual day-use of the facility – at this stage – will not be possible.”

Mayor van Zetten said that once open, the site will be staffed, along with regular security patrols.

“Under the current proposal, bookings for camp sites could be taken as early as mid-November,” Mayor van Zetten said.

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