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City of Palmerston’s ‘Roadmap to the New Normal’

Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, City of Palmerston has announced additional measures to continue to assist Palmerston businesses and residents track towards the new normal.

Free entry to the Palmerston Pool continues for all pool users.  

From 5 June to 30 September 2020, venue hire fees at Council venues will be waived to assist people to get back into their activities. Spaces include the Palmerston Recreation Centre’s community rooms and stadium, the Palmerston Library’s community and training rooms, Driver Family Resource Centre and The Heights, Durack Community Centre.

Free all-day parking will continue in the Palmerston city centre until 30 September 2020. This is in addition to the existing free timed parking options available year-round in the city centre. 

Temporary off-leash dog exercise areas will be established in Bakewell and Gray so our furry friends can get their fitness fix too. 

These initiatives will stimulate the economy and support the community by helping local businesses get back on their feet, encouraging residents to shop and dine locally, and restarting much-loved community facilities in a practical and safe way. 

To further activate our economy and spaces, Palmerston cafes and restaurants wishing to introduce outdoor dining as an addition to their services can apply to Council for an annual $25.00 permit, an initiative since 2018. 

The Palmerston Recreation Centre, The Heights, Durack Community Centre and Driver Family Resource Centre will reopen on 5 June 2020 at 12 noon, in line with the Northern Territory Government’s ‘Roadmap to the New Normal’.  

Gray Community Hall will remain closed to allow Council to prepare for major expansion and renovation works, which are expected to commence shortly. Council will contact existing users to move their bookings to other Council facilities. 

Updates and details on the status of services and events are continuing to be made on Council’s website www.palmerston.nt.gov.au and Facebook page. 

Quote from City of Palmerston Mayor Athina Pascoe-Bell

“We are in a great position thanks to our community banding together to respond to COVID-19. This means we can resume our normal lives but in a new and socially safe way.” 

“As a Council we are doing our part to help local businesses get back up and running and help residents get back to accessing and enjoying Council services and facilities.”

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