- 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