Council services resume following COVID-19 lockdown

Published on 17 February 2021

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Numerous Gannawarra Shire Council services will resume operations from Thursday, 18 February following the easing of State Government-implemented COVID-19 restrictions.

In accordance with the State Government’s COVID-19 lockdown that came into effect on 13 February, many of Council’s face-to-face services were closed as part of efforts to protect the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Council thanks residents for their understanding during the five-day lockdown and congratulates all for their efforts in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Council Chief Executive Officer, Tom O’Reilly said.

As a result of the easing of restrictions, the following services will resume operations on Thursday, 18 February:

  • The Cohuna and Kerang swimming pools will re-open for their usual operating time of 10am-8pm. The Morning Laps program at the Cohuna Swimming Pool will occur from 6.30am-8.30am;
  • The Kerang Exercise Pool will re-open from 11am, with the Warra Waders program to resume on Tuesday, 23 February;
  • The Kerang Customer Service Centre will re-open for face-to-face transactions from 8.30am;
  • The Cohuna Customer Service Centre will re-open for face-to-face transactions from 10am;
  • Gannawarra Library Service branches will return to pre-lockdown operating hours;
  • The L2P Driver Mentor Program will continue;
  • The Social Meals program will resume in accordance with density limits for host venues;
  • The Gateway to Gannawarra Visitor Centre will re-open at 9am; and
  • Council facility bookings currently in place will proceed.

“Please note that during this time residents are required to wear a face mask when indoors and outdoors where social distancing is not possible, unless you have a medical exemption,” Mr O’Reilly said.

“Most importantly, if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and get tested.”

For more information regarding Coronavirus and Council’s efforts, please visit

Residents who are concerned regarding Coronavirus are encouraged to phone the Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 or visit

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