1300 785 277

Chief Executive Officer


Welcome to the website for the Coorong District Council, the largest rural Council in South Australia.

Created from the amalgamation of the Meningie, Coonalpyn Downs and Peake district councils, the Coorong District Council has a population of some 6000 residents and is spread over 8836 sq.km., with 9 councillors representing the interests of the residents within 3 wards; Lakes, Mallee and Parks.

Such a large area creates inherent issues relating to coordination, representation and consultation with its residents, and Council has in place a number of strategies to address these issues.

Organisationally, and environmentally, the business of local government is turbulent and continually changing and the need and ability to respond positively is always a challenge for a Council that is limited geographically, and financially, in its capacity to address the myriad of legislative changes that continue to be imposed by other levels of government.

The Coorong District Council continues to be a business unit that utilises rates and government funds to provide best value services in accordance with the resources available.  The Council ensures that the services are not only efficiently and effectively delivered, but also targeted to the needs identified by the community and agreed to by the Council.

The Council continues to review ways that it delivers services to its community and welcomes feedback from its residents in any matter of concern, or suggestions about how it can better provide those services.

If you have any suggestions, please email us at council@coorong.sa.gov.au or contact the Coorong Civic Centre on 1300 785 277.

Bridget Mather


Ms Bridget Mather

PositionChief Executive Officer
AddressCoorong Civic Centre
95 - 101 Railway Terrace
Tailem Bend SA 5260
Postal Address
PO Box 399
Tailem Bend SA 5260
Contact DetailsPhone: 1300 785 277
Fax: 08 8572 3822
Email: council@coorong.sa.gov.au

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95-101 Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend SA 5260

PO Box 399, Tailem Bend SA 5260

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