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Christmas Closure Dates

Many council services will be closed or varied during the Christmas and New Year period.

Customer Service Centres

Customer Service Centres in Casterton, Heywood and Portland will close from 1pm on Monday 24 December.
Centres will reopen from 8:30am on Wednesday 2 January.

Aged and Disability Services

Services including general home care; respite; property maintenance.

Services will close from 1pm on Monday 24 December.
Services will resume from 8:30am on Wednesday 2 January.

Essential personal care services will continue to operate during this period.
For urgent matters please call 5522 2204.

Kerbside Collection of Waste and Recyclables

Cape Bridgewater, Nelson and Dartmoor Tuesday collections will be collected Monday 24 December.
Portland West Tuesday collections will be collected Wednesday 26 December.

All other collections remain the same.

Library Services

Portland Library
Closed Monday 24 December 1pm, Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 26 December.
Reopen Thursday 27, Friday 28, Saturday 29 and Monday 31 December for normal trading hours.
Closed Tuesday 1 January.
Reopen Wednesday 2 January 9am.

Heywood Library
Close Monday 24 December 1pm.
Reopen Wednesday 2 January 9am.

Casterton Library
Close Monday 24 December 1pm.
Open Saturday 29 December 10am – 1pm.
Reopen Wednesday 2 January 9am.

Children's Services

Karreeta Peeneeyt Mara - Portland Child and Family Complex
Services will be closed from Thursday 20 December.
Services will resume from Tuesday 15 January.

Kathleen MIllikan Centre
Services will be closed from Thursday 20 December.
Services will resume from Tuesday 22 January.

Maternal and Child Health
Maternal and Child health services will close on Monday 24 December, 1pm.
Services will resume from Wednesday 2 January.

For families needing MCH support and advice please contact the 24 hours MCH line on 132 229.

Waste Management Facilities

Casterton Landfill - No change to usual operating hours.
Dartmoor Landfill - No change to usual operating hours.
Heywood Transfer Station - Tuesday 25 December – closed
- Tuesday 1 January – closed.
Merino Jarrad’s Road Transfer Station - No change to usual operating hours.
Portland Transfer Station and Landfill - Tuesday 25 December closed.

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