Following the latest directions from the Australian and Victorian governments, the City has closed access to a range of public facilities until further notice.
The facilities are now closed because we are no longer able to operate them, in accordance with the non-essential activity direction from the Deputy Chief Health Officer.
- The closures apply to City-managed:
- Golf courses (Lara, Balyang Par 3, Queens Park - All season passes and memberships will be automatically suspended and extended)
- Tennis courts
- Equestrian centres
- Halls and community centres (excluding essential services)
- Exercise equipment
- Lawn bowls
- Public barbecues; and
- Drinking fountains
This follows an earlier decision by the City to close:
- Eastern Beach Reserve to gatherings;
- City-managed playgrounds; and
- Skate and bike parks
Signage will be installed progressively in coming days.
The City is strongly encouraging the community not to use any public equipment.
The decision is in line with the prohibited gatherings and non-essential activities directions, aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and minimising impacts on the community.
The new measures, agreed to by the National Cabinet, also impact on the Breamlea Caravan Park.
The park is no longer available for casual use.
Only people staying at the caravan park while their primary residence is unavailable can remain in the park.
The shop and post office are unaffected.
The City encourages the community to abide by the closures and follow the government directives to stay home as much as possible.
Information about how the City is responding to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation can be viewed at www.geelongaustralia.com.au/covid19
Health-related advice and resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found at www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher
We all have a role to play in minimising the spread of the virus and doing what we can to protect the community. It is vital that people comply with the restrictions set out by the federal and state governments.
Social distancing will save lives. Keeping at least 1.5 metres away from others is the best chance we have to keep you, your family and the wider community safe.