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Bins collected as normal over Christmas and New Years

While a range of Fraser Coast Regional Council facilities will close over the Christmas- New Year period, residents and businesses will have bins collected as normal, including on Christmas Day and all public holidays.

Admin centres

Council’s administration centres will close from 12pm on Tuesday 24 December and re-open at 8.15am on 2 January 2020.

For after-hours emergency service, please phone 1300 79 49 29.

Waste services

Household, commercial waste and recycling collection times will occur as normal, including on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

All landfill sites and waste transfer stations will close on Christmas Day, but will operate as normal from 26 December 2019.

Libraries

The Tiaro and Howard libraries will close from 1pm on Christmas Eve while the Burrum Heads, Hervey Bay and Maryborough libraries will close from 2pm on Christmas Eve. The Maryborough Toy Library and Special Needs Library is closed from 4.30pm on 23 December.

All libraries will re-open on 2 January 2020. Please note: the return chutes at the Hervey Bay and Maryborough libraries will also be closed during this time.

Aquatic centres and Wetside Water Park

The Hervey Bay and Maryborough Aquatic Centres, and Wetside Water Park, will close on Christmas Day but will be open all other days. Please contact the centres for other public holiday opening hours over the festive season.

Pounds

The Hervey Bay Pound will close from 12pm on 24 December until 27 December 2019. It will also close on 1 January 2020. The Maryborough Pound will close on 24 December and reopen on 2 January 2020.

Maryborough Showgrounds and Equestrian Park

The Showgrounds will close from 2pm on Christmas Eve and reopen at 8.30am on 2 January 2020.

The public RV dump point will not be available during this time. The closest dump point is located on Airport Drive near the Maryborough Airport.

Cultural facilities

The Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere, Story Bank, Bond Store, Customs House Museums and Gatakers Artspace will all be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

The Brolga Theatre will close from 2pm on Christmas Eve and reopen at 8.30am on 2 January 2020.

Wide Bay Water

Wide Bay Water will close from 12pm on Christmas Eve and re-open at 8.15am on 2 January 2020.