More Council services resume

Most Council services and facilities will return to normal operation on Monday (6 July) following the further easing of coronavirus restrictions.

From next week residents will be able to use a computer at a library, marvel at the butterflies in the Botanic Gardens conservatory and enjoy live music and comedy.

Boosted capacity at Tanks and CPAC means more tickets are now available for eight performances showcasing local talent, including previously sold-out shows.

Mayor Bob Manning said Council had opened venues and reinstated services as soon as possible during each stage of the State-wide easing of restrictions.

“With gathering limits lifted to 100 people and indoor spaces able to cater to more patrons, we will have most Council services up and running as quickly as possible,” Cr Manning said.

“It will take a little time to get some of our popular events and programs, like Little Taccas and Library storytime back, and there’s still ongoing capacity issues to work through at Tanks and CPAC, but I’m delighted that we can deliver on our commitment to get back to normal, quickly.

“However, now’s not the time to be complacent. You only have to look to Victoria to see what can happen if people stop following health advice. The last thing we want is a return to lockdowns and service closures.”

Residents are reminded that while most services will be back to normal, physical distancing rules continue.

Council’s indoor facilities will operate according to the 1 person per 4 squares metre rule and people shouldn’t gather in groups of more than 100 at parks, barbecues, the Arrow Trails and other outdoor locations.

The popular Active Living program also returns on Monday (6 July).

Key changes:

  • Increased patron numbers at Cairns Libraries Branches (previously capped at 20 people), computers and study areas open
  • Increased patron numbers at CPAC and Tanks, see Ticketlink for show details
  • Ticketlink desk at CPAC, open
  • Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, open
  • Watkins Munro Martin Conservatory, open
  • Community halls, bookings available for 50 people (previously capped at 20 people)
  • Public parks, bookings available for 100 people (previously capped at 20 people)

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