SOUTH Burnett Regional Council has announced several road closures on Thursday because of Lady Florence Bjelke-Petersen's State Funeral on Thursday.
A council spokesperson said to assist with this special occasion, it would be necessary to close sections of the Kingaroy CBD to vehicle access between the hours of 6am and 5pm on Thursday January 4.
Glendon St, between Haly and Alford streets will be closed, as will the laneway between the council office and the Commercial Hotel and the laneway next to the library.
Several car parks, including the council staff car park at the rear of the council office will be closed, as will the Glendon St carpark, including the one in Circular Place.
"For the general public travelling to the funeral by car, car parking is being made available at the Kingaroy Showgrounds from 11am," the spokesperson said.
"Buses will run from the showgrounds to Alford St (opposite the Kingaroy shopping centre) from 11am to 12.45pm with return shuttles running from 2.30pm.
"There will be many people in town for this very special day. We suggest where possible that you leave your car away from the Kingaroy CBD to assist with traffic movements and parking on the day."
The spokesperson said all residents were welcome and invited to attend.
"As the temperatures are expected to be in the high 20s, residents are reminded to bring a hat and water as there will be limited shade available during the service. Afternoon tea will be available following the service at the Uniting Church Hall and St John's Lutheran Church Hall," the spokesperson said.
"After the service, the cortege will travel through the centre of Kingaroy before returning to Virgo Funerals in Pioneer Road. A private family interment will occur at a later time."
The funeral will begin at 1pm.
There will be reserved seating for those on the Commonwealth Table of Precedence and the immediate family.
All other seating will be in order of arrival until the venue reaches capacity.
The Council Customer Service Centre in Kingaroy and the TJ O'Neill Memorial Library will be closed all day on January 4. Council staff will be available to answer telephone enquiries and respond to emergencies, calls should be directed to 41899100.
Businesses are advised that the commercial and domestic bin collection will occur at 6am on Thursday January 4.
Please ensure that bins are made available for collection by this time.
The council suggested placing the bins out the night before.
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