City closes libraries

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
The Busselton and Dunsborough Libraries are closing due to Covid-19.
Camera IconThe Busselton and Dunsborough Libraries are closing due to Covid-19. Credit: Supplied/Busselton-Dunsborough Times, supplied

The City of Busselton has closed the Naturaliste Community Centre and both the Busselton and Dunsborough Libraries as a precaution to stop the spread of Covid-19.

The decision will be effective at close of business Friday March 20.

NCC memberships will be suspended from today until such time as the centre can be safely reopened.

This temporary closure is in response to directives around social distancing and indoor gatherings and is a pre-emptive measure.

Geographe Leisure Centre, City of Busselton Youth Services, the Artgeo Gallery and Court House Complex were closed to the public on Wednesday.

The Child Health Service which operates from the NCC has not been impacted by the closure.

City of Busselton Mayor Grant Henley said the health of the community and employees was paramount.

“In consideration of advice on social distancing and indoor gatherings, this pre-emptive action is necessary,” he said.

“We know several other metropolitan and regional Local Governments have now enforced similar closures or introduced significant operating restrictions at municipal facilities. It would appear that many more will follow over the next few days.”

“We acknowledge that these closures impact upon the community and we’ll be keeping the community up-to-date on the situation. We hope, that the closures will not be in place for too long but at this point a definitive reopening time simply can’t be given.”

NCC user groups have been notified and no further bookings will be taken for the centre.

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