More Council facilities to re-open today


The Orchid House in the Hervey Bay Botanic Garden is among a range of Fraser Coast Regional Council facilities re-opening this week.

Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour said residents took advantage of the easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions and flocked to local parks and playgrounds over the weekend.

“While it’s fantastic the Fraser Coast has no COVID-19 cases and Australia has been able to flatten the COVID-19 curve significantly, there is no room for complacency,” he said.

“It is important that everyone continues to maintain physical distancing and practice good hygiene when visiting parks and playgrounds or using the barbecues and picnic facilities.

“Council will continue to re-open facilities in line with the three stages outlined in the Queensland Government’s road map for the relaxation of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.

“Our Customer Service Centres and Development Enquiries Counter have re-opened today and the Hervey Bay and Maryborough Aquatic Centres are now open for lap swimming and exercise, although numbers are limited as per government guidelines.

“The Maryborough and Hervey Bay Animal Pounds and Fraser Coast Adoption Centre have returned to standard hours of operation, while the Howard, Burrum Heads and Yengarie waste transfer stations are also re-opening this week.”

Cr Seymour said the Orchid House at the Hervey Bay Botanic Garden re-opened today.

“The Orchid House holds the largest publicly-owned orchid collection in Australia and is a popular attraction that provides locals and tourists the opportunity to see rare orchids in flower,” he said.

“The facility was expanded last year so we can now showcase even more of the wonderful orchids in our 5500-strong collection.”

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