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Caravan parks in Hindmarsh Shire close for holidaymakers

Article Category  Current News
Date Published  Wednesday 25th March 2020
Author Hindmarsh Shire Council
Photo  File Photo

Caravan parks in Hindmarsh Shire close for holidaymakers
Caravan parks and RV parks operated by the Hindmarsh Shire are now closed to holidaymakers until further notice, following the announcement by the Prime Minister on Tuesday evening.

This includes the Riverside Holiday Park in Dimboola, Sir Robert Menzies Caravan Park in Jeparit, and the Rainbow Caravan Park.

The parks remain open for people who live there permanently or as an interim place to stay where their primary residence is not available and for the purposes of respite, for victims of family violence and other vulnerable groups for care purposes.

As a result of the rapidly changing situation with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Hindmarsh Shire Council has also cancelled its scheduled Council meeting due to be held on Wednesday 1 April 2020.

Hindmarsh Shire Council Mayor, Cr Rob Gersch said: “As previously advised, Council’s priority has been the safety and wellbeing of the community, volunteers and staff and this has now been extended to include Councillors. The Victorian Local Government Act 1989 does not permit remote attendance at Council meetings which means Councillors need to be physically in attendance at Council Meetings. There are no provisions in the current Act for Councillors to attend via video link, skype or any other digital or electronic means.

“Because of the rapidly increasing impact COVID-19 is having globally, which now includes regional Victoria, Council is doing its best to protect all levels of the community and felt it was a necessary step to cancel the first Council meeting scheduled for April,

“We will review the situation regularly before making decisions about the second April meeting and the May and June 2020 Council meetings. Council has put the appropriate processes in place to enable essential services for the Hindmarsh community to be maintained.”

The Hindmarsh Shire Council’s Customer Service Centres remain closed for face to face contact, but staff continue to be available by telephone on 03 5391 4444 or via email at info@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au.


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