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Jetties Begin to Re-Open

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Municipal jetties and pontoons progressively reopen

Jetties and Pontoons in both the Warrnambool City and Moyne Shire areas have begun to re-open, as part of the easing of restrictions on some recreational activities.

As of Wednesday local fishing enthusiasts were able to cast a line, providing that physical distancing measures remained in place.

Council playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gym equipment remain off limits, under the current restrictions.

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Moyne Shire Mayor Daniel Meade, says it's great too see locals be able to leave the house for some additional recreational activity.

"Our boat ramps have re-opened for recreational fishing, so that is fantastic news, it gives people an avenue to get out and about, get outside the house" Cr Meade said.

"Unfortunately playgrounds and skate parks still have to remain shut, hopefully they won't be too far away, but we've been doing a great job".

Warrnambool City Council Chief Executive Officer Peter Schneider, said that locals must remember to still adhere to restrictions while undertaking any recreational activity.

“The easing of restrictions also means it is possible to exercise outdoors with up to 10 people provided you maintain at least 1.5m between you and other people" he said.

“So while we can get out and about to some degree what has not changed is the need for us to observe social distancing laws"

“This will place limits on the number of people who can fish from jetties and it is important to respect the laws in order to stay safe and healthy"

“This makes sense because these are facilities that would regularly attract larger groups of people and where it is difficult to comply with the social distancing requirements that remain in place.”

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