Stage 1 – Changes to Restrictions

Published: Thursday, 30 April 2020 at 5:13:13 PM

The Northern Territory Chief Minister today released the Territory’s Road Map to our New Normal. This road map schedules lifting/lightening certain restrictions and can be viewed here.

In response to this announcement Katherine Town Council will be reopening the following facilities/services:

Friday 1 May 2020

  • Katherine Hot Springs
  • Knotts Crossing
  • Katherine Boat Ramp
  • Adventure Play Park
  • Outdoor Exercise Equipment
  • Lockheed Dog Park
  • Katherine Skate Park
  • Katherine Town Council sporting facilities will be open to selected groups that meet the guidelines of non-contact, non-collision sports. Organisers will need to liaise directly with Council in regards to these arrangements.

Saturday 2 May 2020

Due to current construction works the Katherine Aquatic Centre opening will be delay by one (1) day to 11 am, Saturday 2 May 2020.  Activities will be limited to simple and safe activities only where physical distancing can be maintained.

Tuesday 5 May 2020

Katherine Town Council Civic Centre will reopen to public access from 8 am, Tuesday 5 May 2020 with physical distancing requirements in place.

Wednesday 6 May 2020

Katherine Visitor Information Centre will be reopened to the public access as of 8.30 am, Wednesday 6 May 2020 with physical distancing requirements in place.

The community are advised that physical distancing and hygiene principals must be adhered to at all times.



The Katherine Public Library will remain closed to the public as per Stage 2 measures.

Community members can still access limited library services via telephone (08 8971 1188) or email:, 9 am – 3 pm, Monday – Friday.


Further information regarding Stage 2 of the Road map and its effect on Katherine Town Council facilities and services will be released closer to 15 May 2020.

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