City of Darwin has from 1pm today implemented the Northern Territory Government guidelines for the snap 48 hour COVID-19 lockdown by closing all non-essential services.
This includes closure of all libraries, swimming pools and council-related community events and activities.
Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis said: “Council services that will continue to be undertaken during this 48-hour lockdown are essential services including: regular kerb side rubbish collection; the Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility; council cleaning crews where appropriate; rangers for essential services only such as attending to emergency call outs; the Pound is closed to the public but remains open for City of Darwin services only and a small group of our customer service area to take calls.”
City of Darwin community centres will advise their customers directly of any changes to operations as a result of this COVID-19 lockdown.
City of Darwin is encouraging customers to pay on-line for urgent animal registration, rates, rate instalments and parking infringements.
“We are assisting and supporting the NT Government to reduce the risk of any COVID-19 community transmission being spread across Darwin.
“Our focus is to ensure the continuity and delivery of essential services to meet the needs of our community,” said the Lord Mayor.
For further information call City of Darwin directly on 8930 0300.