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Other Services & Programs - COVID 19

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Other Services & Programs

Are waste collection services still running?

Yes, waste collection and operations at Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility continue as usual.

Are public toilets open?

All public toilets are open. 

Is Shoal Bay Waste Facility still open?

Yes Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility remains open daily, including public holidays from 7am – 6pm. 

Will my rubbish be collected?

Household waste will continue to be collected on the same day each week.

Are Council meetings still being held?

Yes, Council meetings have returned to normal in the Council Chambers

Is Council providing any support for business and local economy?

Yes. On 17 March City of Darwin actioned a stimulus package to support Darwin businesses and the local economy during the COVID-19 response.
The measures include:

  • Car Parking fees and charges for CBD on-street parking were waived from 18 March 2020 unitil 30 June 2020 (time restrictions still apply)
  • The charging of interest on outstanding rates balances is suspended from 18 March 2020 until 30 June 2020
  • myDarwin was launched and highly successful in supporting the Hospitality, Retail and Tourism industry.


The Northern Territory Government has indicated they wish public markets to continue operation, focusing on food.

What measures have been implemented to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19 at the markets?

City of Darwin has met with NT Health to ensure Australian Government guidelines are adhered to:

  • social distancing
  • hand washing
  • re-useable containers accepted again
  • moving people on after purchasing food
  • sufficient spacing between stalls
  • sufficient spacing between car parks
  • money and food handling to be undertaken by different persons

Council will initiate additional measures:

  • Installation of paper towels in the public toilets
  • Increased cleaning regime in the public toilets and public areas
  • Presence of COD Rangers at the markets

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