City opens facilities for Phase 3

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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The City of Busselton will open facilities as of midnight Friday June 5.
Camera IconThe City of Busselton will open facilities as of midnight Friday June 5. Credit: Sophie Elliott/Sophie Elliott

Get excited kids, it’s almost time to return to play.

The City of Busselton will open playgrounds and skate parks as part of phase three easing of COVID-19 restrictions which come into effect at midnight tonight.

With 100 people allowed to gather in a single undivided space and up to 300 people in a venue where there are multiple divided spaces playgrounds, skateparks, outdoor fitness equipment, public showers and water fountains will be re-opened.

Up to 50 book worms will be allowed to visit Busselton Library and 20 at the Dunsborough Library while people may stay at the library for an hour.

Youth Services will re-open on Wednesday June 10 but the number of young people who can enter the YCAB building will be limited to 21.

On Monday the gym, crèche and stadium at the Geographe Leisure Centre will re-open and group fitness classes will include spin and RPM. Numbers will be limited in line with social distancing regulations and bookings are essential.

Opening hours at the Naturaliste Community Centre will be extended to enable evening fitness classes and hiring of venues as soon as possible, again bookings are essential.

The ArtGeo Gallery and Court House Complex will re-open to the public on June 27. Opening hours will be 10.00am to 4.00pm daily and entry is free.

City of Busselton Mayor Grant Henley said he was pleased to see restrictions easing further.

“Over the coming days and weeks many local businesses will re-open including beauticians and gyms. Restaurants, cafes and pubs will be able to welcome more people and playgrounds and skate parks will be back in action,” he said.

“Things are looking positive but challenges remain ahead. It is important that we support local businesses by shopping local and using local services.

“Remember if you are dining out book ahead, if you are planning a visit to the gym or beauty salon book ahead. If you are told you must be seated to consume alcohol at the pub, or take your own equipment to exercise classes please respect that.

We can stay safe while enjoying our places and spaces and we can support local business as long as we maintain social distancing, keep our hands clean and stay home if we are sick.”

Barricades around some smaller City playgrounds may remain in place until Monday.

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