Katherine Town Council will be closing the following facilities to public access from midnight tonight.
The statement released on the many expected closures did not provide information about expected job losses at council as a result.
They will be:
- Katherine Public Library
- Katherine Visitor Information Centre
- Katherine Aquatic Centre
- Katherine Sportsgrounds
- Katherine Showground
- Katherine Hot Springs
- Adventure Play Park
A spokeswoman said the council was exploring ways to continue to provide library services in a remote capacity with further details on this to be provided in a later update.
Katherine Visitor Information Centre will continue to provide customer service via telephone, email and via www.visitkatherine.com.au.
Council met on Monday to discuss further support for business, the local economy and the community during this difficult and unprecedented period.
With a more detailed announcement to be made at a later date, council has agreed to the immediate suspension of all interest on outstanding rates balance and cessation of any rates related legal action up to June 30, 2020 at which time the direction will be again reviewed.
With a number of major infrastructure projects nearing build stage, council will ensure these projects are given the highest priority to ensure our local trades are supported through this time.
Council is also reviewing its current tender assessment weightings in order to ensure this much needed economic stimulus supports our business community.
The spokeswoman said council would be "exploring ways to redirect staff into essential business support for our community".
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