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Coronavirus update: overnight stay areas closed

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Coronavirus update: Council has closed overnight stay areas under recent Government restrictions.

Bundaberg Regional Council has closed overnight stay areas in Childers, Sharon Gorge and Lions Park in University Drive to comply with the Chief Health Officer's Directive relating to the closure of camping grounds.

Due to the current constraints in place, visitors will not be able to use these rest areas until restrictions are lifted.

Council's General Manager Community & Environment Gavin Steele said many travellers and short-term residents of the region had been impacted by the changes.

He said with many on the road when the Government decisions took place, travellers had been caught in a situation not of their making.

“Council is aware that there is a large number of itinerant farm workers and some grey nomads who have no permanent residence in Australia who have been displaced as a result of Government decisions impacting backpacker hostels, holiday parks, campgrounds and overnight stay areas,” he said.

“They currently have no alternative other than to use some public areas for overnight stays.”

Gavin said it was a tough situation for all involved and patience in the community was needed.

“We ask the community to show some patience for people caught in this situation,” he said.

“Many are travellers who have been in Australia for quite some time and they have no alternative accommodation and can’t access welfare payments.

“Our advice to these travellers is to continue social distancing rules as stringently as possible.”

Council information

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For updates or health advice about Coronavirus visit the Department of Health website.

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