Paul Antonio
Toowoomba Mayor Paul Antonio

March 31, 2020

Toowoomba Regional Council closed all public park playgrounds, outdoor gyms, public barbecue facilities and skate parks from on Monday (March 30) in line with the latest Federal Government health advice.

Mayor-elect Paul Antonio said the closures were designed to offer extra public health and safety precautions to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Cr Antonio said Council’s primary concern was to safeguard the community.

“It is impossible and impractical to maintain exacting cleaning requirements after every single use of playgrounds, outdoor gyms and public barbecues across hundreds of public parks,” Cr Antonio said.

“The safest and most sensible option is to prohibit public use of any Council playground equipment, outdoor gyms and barbecues until further notice.”


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