- Wednesday 12 January 2011
Sunshine Coast Council has made the decision to close a number of community facilities across the region today (Wednesday 12 January) in the interest of community safety and wellbeing.
The majority of Sunshine Coast Libraries will be closed today. These include:
- Beerwah Library
- Coolum Library
- Cooroy Library
- Kawana Library
- Kenilworth Library
- Maroochydore Library
- Nambour Library
- Noosa Library.
Caloundra Library will be open until noon and Maleny Library will be open normal hours.
Council’s Maroochydore Customer Service Centre and Visitor Information Centres (VIC) at Montville and Bulcock Street (Caloundra) will be closed today. All other centres remain open at this stage but some with reduced hours. Visitors can still contact the information centres on 1800 644 969.
The majority of patrolled beaches across the Sunshine Coast have been closed due to severe surf and weather conditions. With conditions slowly improving, today a number of locations have reopened, however, the only beaches recommended for swimming at this stage are:
- Noosa Main
- Mooloolaba Spit
- Mooloolaba Main
- Mooloolaba Cats
- Kings Beach
- Kings Beach Pool.
As the situation improves, the various facilities and venues will return to normal operations. Check council's website for updates.
Open for business as usual today are all council galleries and community venues including:
- Lake Kawana Community Centre
- The J
- Nambour Civic Centre
- Noosa Regional Art Gallery
- Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
- Cooroy Butter Factory.
The Sippy Creek Animal Pound at Sippy Creek Road in Tanawha is open today.
Council Welfare Centres were closed last night as demand passed however can be re-activated should demand be renewed. If anyone feels overwhelmed or concerned they should ring council’s customer service line on 5475 7272.
The Department of Communities has advised the Sunshine Coast region is moving into the recovery stage however residents who are seeking financial or other recovery assistance can contact The Community Recovery hotline number on 1800 173349.