Shire of Murray facilities closed until further notice

All public playgrounds, skate parks and toilets in the Shire of Murray have closed until further notice.

The closure, which came to effect on Monday night, includes popular attractions such as Cantwell Park in Pinjarra and Adventurescape Playground in South Yunderup.

It also encompasses Dwellingup facilities such as the local skate park and pump track.

Public outdoor exercise equipment is also out-of-use and public barbeques and drinking fountains have been disconnected.

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Shire of Murray chief executive officer Dean Unsworth said the closures follow tighter restrictions imposed by the federal government over the weekend, to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

"Residents are encouraged to follow Australian government advice to stay at home and only travel for essential purposes including shopping for necessities, medical, health or compassionate reasons," he said.

"Exercise in line with public gathering requirements and work or study if these cannot be done remotely.

"We also discourage visitors to our shire during these unprecedented times. Please heed the stay home advice.

"We hope to welcome visitors back soon, when it is safe for visitors and residents alike.

"Until such times, let's do what we can to stop the spread, staying at home and connecting with each other online, remembering a time that was and that will be again."

Local Murray businesses including cafes, restaurants, pubs, takeaway venues and other food related enterprises have rallied to adapt their services to meet government requirements and community demand throughout the pandemic.

In this endeavor the Made in Murray Facebook page has been established to promote the offers and opportunities available.

"The page is a reminder of the strength and resilience of our community," Mr Unsworth said.

"Let's like and follow the page and stand behind our businesses as much as we can."

To view other facility closures already in effect, the Shire of Murray's full response to the COVID-19 pandemic can be seen at