Sunshine Coast holiday parks, community spaces and water holes are reopening as coronavirus restrictions ease.
Much-loved venues, including Bankfoot House, recycle markets and Kings Beach Ocean Pool are also set to welcome visitors.
Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said the region was open for business and “rolling out the welcome mat” to holidaymakers.
“I welcome the Premier’s announcement to allow all Queenslanders to travel anywhere within the state for holidays,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“The Sunshine Coast is one of the state’s leading holiday destinations and with school holidays just around the corner, I am sure we will all be welcoming holidaymakers back to our region.
“I would however, encourage anyone looking to visit the Sunshine Coast to get in quick as bookings are likely to be snapped up straight away.”
Residents and visitors to council facilities have to adhere to the 20 person maximum rule outlined by the Queensland government.
Council’s six Holiday Parks at Dicky Beach, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Cotton Tree, Mudjimba and Coolum reopened for intrastate travel from Tuesday 2 June.
Venue 114 and council’s community spaces including Beerwah and Kawana Community Halls, Kawana Island Meeting Place and Bellvista Meeting Place will reopen on Monday 8 June, with non-contact activity allowed for up to 20 people.
Public BBQs will be turned back on by Saturday 6 June.
The number of users at any one time at Sunshine Coast playgrounds, exercise equipment and skate parks is doubling from 10 to 20 people.
Kings Beach Ocean Pool will reopen on Friday 5 June, again for 20 patrons, however swimmers are being warned it is not supervised during winter.
What’s reopening and when:
- All Sunshine Coast Council Holiday Parks – Dicky Beach, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Cotton Tree, Mudjimba and Coolum: Tuesday 2 June
- Recycle markets at Waste and Recovery Centres: Tuesday 2 June
- Gardners Falls; Buderim Swimming Hole: Tuesday 2 June
- Kings Beach Ocean Pool: Friday 5 June
- Public barbecues: By Saturday 6 June
- Venue 114 and Community Spaces including Beerwah and Kawana Community Halls, Kawana Island Meeting Place and Bellvista Meeting Place: Monday 8 June
- Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Discovery Centre: Friday 12 June – from 10am to 2pm from Monday to Friday initially, before expanding to seven days a week from 26 June
- Caloundra Regional Gallery: Wednesday 17 June with revised hours of Wednesday to Friday 10am to 2pm.
- Bankfoot House heritage precinct: Friday 19 June – opening on Fridays from 10am to 3pm for booked tours only.