Council facilities close down

Macedon Ranges Shire Council Romsey service centre manager Trish Gauci, back left, and customer service officer Rae Good, back right, say goodbye to residents after a busy three days before the library closed. All council operated facilities, including libraries, will be closing in line with the COVID-19 stage-three restrictions.

THE return for regional Victoria to stage-three restrictions has meant a closure of council-operated facilities in the Macedon Ranges.

A number of facilities closed on Wednesday, as people rushed to get the most out of the facilities before their shut-down.

The facilities now closed include, Kyneton Toyota and Aquatic Centre; Gisborne Aquatic Centre; Gisborne Fitness Centre; libraries in Kyneton, Romsey, Gisborne and Woodend; leisure centres; playgrounds; skate parks; outdoor fitness stations; barbecues; community centres; BMX tracks; Kyneton Museum; and Hanging Rock Reserve.

Libraries will still play a vital role in keeping the community connected serving as a hub for people to communicate online or by phone.

Goldfields Libraries have programs available online at their website, and library staff will spend time keeping in touch with community members as they reach out.

Macedon council chief executive Margot Stork said customer service centres, community halls and other facilities closed would remain so until further notice.

“We are all in this together and our Macedon Ranges community is strong, caring and resilient,” Ms Stork said.

“Our community did a great job in complying with the first round of restrictions and we can support each other to do so again.

“Please take care of yourselves, practice good hand hygiene and physical distancing, check in on friends, family and neighbours, and wear a face covering when out and about. Together, we can do this.”

The Recovery Operations Centre will remain open and available to help people in need of information and support, and to connect people other services – call 5422 0237.

For updates on council services and changes, visit mrsc.vic.gov.au/coronavirus, and for other information, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website.