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Message from the Mayor - COVID-19 Update

 

In these days of uncertainty it is important to stay calm and as safe as possible. We can all do this by listening and acting on the advice from the health authorities (re personal hygiene and social distancing protocols ) and announcements from the NT and Australian governments.

 

This is also the time to be considerate and mindful of everyone in our community. It is the time to support our local businesses, farmers and fellow shoppers. Be kind, be generous, focus on keeping our economy moving forward. Keeping Litchfield, ‘the best place to live in the Top End’… Welcoming - Diverse - Connected.

 

As your representative I am in constant communication with the NT and Australian governments and NT Health taking their advice and acting under their guidance.

 

As a result, unfortunately various community events have been called off for example the Freds Pass Show, the 50 km Feast, Anzac Day celebrations.

 

As your Local Government, Litchfield Council will do what needs to be done to protect your interests and keep communication happening through the days and weeks ahead. Council has already activated responsible and proactive measures to prioritise the safety of our community. These will be updated over time, as we have to be flexible to changing conditions.

 

For the moment most council operations will remain as they are now, but subject to the new social distancing protocols. For the Rangers, Mobile Work Force, Waste Management and Thorak Regional Cemetery teams are operating as usual. Also the Council office remains open but we do ask that if you don’t need to come in to the office please don’t, let us help you on our website or over the phone 8983 0600. Taminmin Community Library is now closed until further notice.

 

To keep all residents up-to-date on our COVID-19 response keep a check on the Litchfield Council and Councillors Facebook page, the Website under the ‘News’ tab.

 

I recommend the SecureNT Facebook and web pages as the single most up-to-date source of all other related information.  

 

Stay safe and if possible, stay home.

 

Maree Bredhauer