The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is continuing to follow the guidelines introduced by National Cabinet, the City will be closing a number of facilities from today as part of its evolving response to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said that the City had closed a number of facilities to the public, and would continue to assess its operations on a day by day basis.
““The Goldfields Oasis will be closed to the public, and the City is currently reviewing all aspects of this and reviewing the logistics involved with the closure of such a large facility,” Mr Walker said.
“The William Grundt Memorial Library will also be closed to the public from today, as libraries have been included in the directive under cultural institutions. Residents can still borrow e-books and audiobooks online through the library, and can ring up to extend existing loans. We are also looking at other innovative solutions to ensure the community has ongoing access to the resources the library has on offer.
“The bar and restaurant at the Kalgoorlie Golf Course are not usually open on Monday and Tuesday, and they will not reopen, but the pro shop and golf course itself will remain operational at this time,” he said.
“The Goldfields Arts Centre will be closed to the public from today, and the decision was made to close the Goldfields War Museum on Friday, and this is already in place.
“The CBD Customer Service Centre will be closed from the end of today, and the Market Arcade offices will be utilized to enable City employees to practice social distancing. We have already reviewed how we’re conducting Council Meetings to further social distancing and allow Councillors to join the meeting remotely, and this will be in place from tonight’s Ordinary Council Meeting.
“This situation is evolving day by day, and the City will continue to be proactive in how we are addressing the changing situation. We will continue to share key information from the Department of Health, and any changes to service provision by the City and at all of our facilities with the community via our website and social media channels.”