Council hours over Christmas and New Year
  • Tuesday 23 December 2014
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Sunshine Coast Council has the essentials covered over the Christmas and New Year breaks.

If a shady verandah and a hammock is your idea of being flat out at Christmas, don’t forget to pick up the latest literary bestseller from your local libraries. Sunshine Coast Libraries are open regular hours throughout the holidays, except for Sundays and public holidays, with thousands of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs to suit all ages.

But if you’re looking to borrow a book over the Christmas long weekend, make sure you pop in early on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24 as libraries close at 2pm.

Note the mobile libraries service is closed until Friday, January 2, 2015.

Caloundra Regional Gallery will also be closed over the public holidays, and Mondays and Tuesdays as normal.

Don’t miss the libraries’ and gallery’s specially designed boredom-busting workshops and activities for children. See council’s library and gallery websites for more details about programs and locations.

After the festivities, don’t forget to recycle those empty champagne and beer bottles in your yellow bin because council’s kerbside collection service will be on the job as usual – including Christmas Day.

But if you don’t like Santa’s presents this year, you will have to wait to dispose of them (or consider giving them to a local charity), as council’s waste management and resource recovery facilities will be closed on Christmas Day, but trading as normal on all other days including public holidays.

And don’t forget your pets this festive season.During New Year’s Eve celebrations, ensure your pets are securely contained within your property as the noise from fireworks can frighten them.

The Sippy Creek Pound at Tanawha will be open normal operating hours, except for Sundays and public holidays, and will be closing early at 2pm on Christmas Eve.

If you want to mix business with pleasure, council offices will close at 2pm on Christmas Eve, but are open as usual on other days except public holidays.

Council’s customer service will also be closed from 2pm Christmas Eve and during the public holidays.

For emergencies, council’s general customer service number (07) 5475 7272 will divert to an after-hours service provider. There is no need to dial a different number. This is only for emergencies relating to council activities and services.

Wishing you all a happy and safe Christmas and New Year!

AT A GLANCE

  • Council offices and customer service will close at 2pm on Christmas Eve and will close on public holidays.
  • Libraries will close at 2pm on Christmas Eve and are closed on public holidays.
  • Mobile libraries service is closed until Friday, January 2, 2015.
  • Caloundra Regional Gallery will also be closed over the public holidays, and Mondays and Tuesdays as normal.
  • Council's kerbside collection service operates as per normal roster, including public holidays.
  • Council’s waste management and resource recovery facilities will be closed on Christmas Day, but trading as normal on all other days including public holidays.
  • The Sippy Creek Pound at Tanawha will be open normal operating hours, except for Sundays and public holidays, and will close at 2pm on Christmas Eve.
  • Emergency contact number (07) 5475 7272 which will divert to an after-hours service provider.