By Trish Bowman
Livingstone Shire Council have postponed all Council organised public events and activities scheduled for January and February due to the current Covid-19 climate but news is not all bad.
Non-Council organised events such as The Great Australia Beach Party on January 26 at Yeppoon Foreshore and The Seaside Festival on Yeppoon Foreshore on January 29 will go ahead as planned with Covid-19 precautions and restrictions in place to ensure the safety of all attendees.
Events postponed include the Movies in the Park event scheduled for January 14 at Marlborough, as well as the Tides and Tunes events scheduled at Yeppoon Foreshore throughout January.
Activities that were scheduled to take place at Livingstone Libraries, the Community Centre or other facilities in February, will also be postponed until further notice.
A Council spokesperson said the only Council event that will take place is the 2022 Livingstone Shire Australia Day awards, with a greatly reduced number of attendees and modified event duration.
“The event will be live streamed for friends and family who are unable to attend,” she said.
“While it is not possible to state when Council run events and activities will resume at this stage, the community will be notified as soon as possible.”
For community groups or clubs who use Council owned facilities or venues; they are to determine whether or not their events will go ahead, so long as they comply with the Queensland Government’s restrictions.
Residents are also encouraged to sign up to Council’s suite of online services available 24/7 which includes animal registrations, rates payments and more at https://www.livingstone.qld.gov.au/
Livingstone Shire Council has a business continuity plan in place to make sure that essential community services continue.
The spokesperson said Livingstone Council appreciate the community’s patience and co-operation during this time and encourage residents to follow the advice of Queensland Health as well as the Queensland and Australian Governments.
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