Moorabool Shire Council Closures

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Date: 
Tuesday, 17 March, 2020 - 17:00
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General

Council is putting preventative measures in place to slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, including closing our customer service centres, libraries and senior citizens centres.

As of close of business tomorrow (Wednesday 18 March) Council will close:

  • Face to face customer service at Ballan, Darley and Lerderderg Library
  • Ballan Library
  • Lerderderg Library (including hiring of the meeting rooms)
  • Our Library van service
  • Occasional Care, Darley Early Years Hub
  • Senior Citizens Centres
  • QUAMBY room programs
  • Visitor Information Centre, Bacchus Marsh
  • Bacchus Marsh Leisure Centre (including exercise classes)
  • The Hub and Pavilion rooms at Darley will be unavailable for public hire
  • Committee of Management-run recreation facilities will not take bookings for sports/event hire

While residents will not be able to attend our customer service centres in person, they can still contact our customer service team via:

Should residents require face to face communication they can phone 5366 7100 and an appointment will be made.

Payments for Council-issued bills can be paid over the phone with a credit card. Alternatively, most bills are able to be paid via B-pay or at the post office.

More information on making payments during the closure:

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There are no re-opening dates set at this time, as Council continues to monitor the situation and work closely with State Government departments.

The following services will remain open for now and continue to be reviewed – any customers feeling unwell should stay away:

• Maternal Child Health

• Immunisation

• Meals on Wheels

• Home and community care

• Waste collection

 

Moorabool Shire Council’s Derek Madden said Council was committed to minimising the risk of COVID-19 on our community, especially to elderly and vulnerable residents.

“The measures we are putting in place we believe are essential to slowing the spread of the virus,” Mr Madden said.

“We appreciate the public’s understanding regarding this and refer anyone with concerns around COVID-19 to the Health and Human Services departmental website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus which provides up to date and accurate information.”

Last Updated:

Tuesday, 17 March, 2020 - 16:58