Coorong District Council response measures to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a global crisis, and our Council has a key role to play in limiting the spread and impact of it.

Our leaders are staying up to date on the latest advice from the State and Federal Governments, and relevant Government health agencies.

Residents who are experiencing financial hardship may seek assistance from Coorong District Council by entering into a long-term payment arrangement. Information is available on our Financial Hardship page.

For more information please click here.

Update - 25 May 2020

The SA Government have released their Roadmap for Easing Covid-19 Restrictions.

Most Coorong District Council services have now resumed:

  • All playgrounds, parks (incl. dog parks and gardens) have been re-opened to the public.
  • All community toilets have been re-opened.
  • All halls can now open and community groups will be able to book facilities (groups are encouraged to contact Council to work through arrangements).
  • The Coonalpyn Caravan Park and Narrung Campground are now open to the public (including public toilet facilities).
  • Sporting facilities can open in accordance with the new measures in place.
  • Public library services:
    • Tailem Bend, Tintinara, Coonalpyn and Coomandook Community Libraries are still closed to the public, however all are offering a 'phone and collect service'.
    • Meningie Community Library will be opening to the public from 3:45pm - 4:30pm Monday to Friday, and from 10am - 1pm on Saturdays.
  • Tailem Rail Museum, Coorong Gallery and the Meningie Information Hub will be assessed in preparation for Council's executive team to make a decision on re-opening from 8 June 2020.

All Council facilities are receiving regular cleaning to ensure facilities are up to standard – however if you come across anything that requires attention please contact Council on 1300 785 277 so that we can attend to it.

Signs will be in place to remind users of their obligations to social distance. Everyone can play their part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by practicing good hygiene, using hand sanitiser and wiping down equipment and surfaces before and after use.

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Grants in your Community

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COMMUNITY GRANTS


Grant                                PIRSA Connecting Drought Communities – Events Grants

Who is eligible                Community, Industry, Local Government

Purpose                           Events that are; open to community, free / low cost, build resilience, can be virtual

Amount                            Up to $10,000 per event

Application Due              Remains open until 31 March 2021 or until the fund is exhausted

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Grant                                Tackling Tough Times Together - Tiers 1 2 & 3

Who is eligible                Communities in drought, grassroots organisations

Purpose                           Resilience, economic, health & social well being. Environmental sustainability.

Amount                            Tier 1 up to $20,000, Tier 2 up to $60,000, Tier 3 up to $150,000

Application Due              Rolling grants program

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Grant                                ANZ Seeds of Renewal

Who is eligible                Vibrant & sustainable not-for-profit community-based groups with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate

Purpose                           Improving; environmental sustainability, financial well being within the community, access to housing

Amount                            Up to $15,000

Application Due              19 August 2020

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Grant                                In a Good Place

Who is eligible                Not-for-profit community-based organisations with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate

Purpose                           Reduce Social isolation; Increase social participation and connectedness; Increase help-seeking

Amount                            Up to $20,000

Application Due              11 August 2020

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Grant                                COVID 19 Support Grant

Who is eligible                Not-for-profit groups

Purpose                           Funding for items, resources, and adapted services purchased from 22 March 2020 as a result of COVID 19

Amount                            Up to $10,000

Application Due              30 October 2020

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SPORTING GRANTS

Grant                                Water Relief Grant for Sporting Clubs

Who is eligible                Eligible Sporting Clubs

Purpose                           To claim 50 % water & sewerage costs incurred in the eligible billing period

Amount                            As above

Application Due              31 July 2020

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TOURISM GRANTS

Grant                                Nature-Based Tourism Co-Investment Fund

Who is eligible                Private sector business, business cluster, Local Government, Aboriginal Corporation, incorporated associations

Purpose                           Implementing Parks 2025 priorities, walking journeys, wildlife, aboriginal & cultural tourism, heritage in National Parks

Amount                            $20,000 – $1 million

Application Due              Remains open until June 2022 or until the fund is exhausted

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Grant                                Business Events Boost Program

Who is eligible                Activity must support business events defined as: corporate meetings, incentives, conferences & exhibitions

Purpose                           Innovative & creative projects that demonstrate the potential to influence domestic decision makers to hold events in Australia

Amount                            at least $10,000 with a commitment to match Tourism Australia's contribution

Application Due              30th September 2020

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PEST AND WEED CONTROL GRANTS

Grant                                Communities Combating Pests and Weed Impacts During Drought

Who is eligible                Public and private land managers within the Coorong District Council

Purpose                           Rabbit Control. Silverleaf Nightshade, African Lovegrass & African Boxthorn Control

Amount                            50% of the cost of control up to a maximum of $2000

Application Due              Remains open over 2020 and 2021 or until the fund is exhausted

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ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTS

Grant                                ANZ Seeds of Renewal

Who is eligible                Vibrant & sustainable not-for-profit community-based groups with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate

Purpose                           Improving; environmental sustainability, financial well being within the community, access to housing

Amount                            Up to $15,000

Application Due              19 August 2020

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Grant                               Landscape SA Limestone Coast Grassroots Grants

Who is eligible                Supports individuals, volunteers, community groups and other organisations working on a not-for-profit basis

Purpose                           Local landscape management projects

Amount                            Funding pool of $250,000, with minimum grants of $1,000

Application Due              19 August 2020

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Grant                                Landscape SA Murraylands and Riverland Grassroots Grants

Who is eligible                The Grassroots Grants program supports community based organisations, volunteer groups and individuals who work at a local level on a not-for-profit basis to help in the management of the Murraylands and Riverland region.

Purpose                           Local landscape management projects. The grants are funded through levies collected by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board.

Amount                            Funding pool of $330,000. Two funding categories, small projects up to $3000 (GST ex), and projects more than $3000 (GST ex).

Application Due              24 August 2020

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AGRICULTURE GRANTS

Grant                                Energy Efficient Communities Program - Dairy Farming Business Grants

Who is eligible                Dairy Farming Businesses

Purpose                           Save energy by: replacing low efficiency equipment, install more efficient components, on-farm energy audits

Amount                            $5,000 to $20,000

Application Due              Not specified

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AGRICULTURAL BUREAU OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

2020 Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture Awards

Scholarship                     Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship for Farmers

Who is eligible                Farmers aged 18 - 40

Purpose                           To pursue further study, take a study tour or run a special project. Sponsor Department for Environment and Water is committed to supporting communities and industry to make decisions and take action toensure the sustainable use of our natural resources.

Amount                            $8000

Application Due              30 September 2020

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Grant                               Landscape SA Limestone Coast Grassroots Grants

Who is eligible                Supports individuals, volunteers, community groups and other organisations working on a not-for-profit basis

Purpose                           Local landscape management projects

Amount                            Funding pool of $250,000, with minimum grants of $1,000

Application Due              19 August 2020

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Grant                                Landscape SA Murraylands and Riverland Grassroots Grants

Who is eligible                The Grassroots Grants program supports community based organisations, volunteer groups and individuals who work at a local level on a not-for-profit basis to help in the management of the Murraylands and Riverland region.

Purpose                           Local landscape management projects. The grants are funded through levies collected by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board.

Amount                            Funding pool of $330,000. Two funding categories, small projects up to $3000 (GST ex), and projects more than $3000 (GST ex).

Application Due              24 August 2020

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AGRICULTURAL BUREAU OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

2020 Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture Awards

Bursary                            Rural Youth Bursary

Who is eligible                Rural young people aged 18 - 30

Purpose                           Grant for rural young people working in a rural community, not necessarily in agriculture, to undertake further study in their chosen career with an ultimate benefit to their community. Sponsor PIRSA is committed to growing primary industries and driving regional development.

Amount                            $5000

Application Due              30 September 2020

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Scholarship                     Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarships

Who is eligible                Young Farmers between 28-45 years of age

Purpose                           Scholars are selected annually on merit as people who are committed and passionate about farming or fishing, are at the leading edge of technology uptake and potential future leaders in the industry.

Amount                            More than 20 Scholarships on offer, each valued at $30,000

Application Due              11 September 2020

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Grant                                Adaptive Ag Grants Program

Who is eligible                A range of groups

Purpose                           Support agricultural industries to respond to the threats and market opportunities created by future climate projections for the Limestone Coast

Amount                            Between $2,500 and $7,000, however applications of up to $30,000 will be considered

Application Due              24 August 2020

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BUSINESS GRANTS

Grant                                Energy Efficient Communities Program – Small Business Grants

Who is eligible                Small Business

Purpose                           Grants to improve their energy efficiency. Grants may be used for equipment and component improvements, energy audits, feasibility studies and/or energy use and emission monitoring

Amount                            $20,000

Application Due              26 August 2020

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Grant                                Accessing Commercialisation

Who is eligible                Small and medium businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers

Purpose                           Access to expert advice and funding to help get a novel product, process or service to market.

Amount                            Up to $500,000 of matched project funding for Research Commercialisation Entities and Eligible Partner Entities

Application Due              Not specified

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ARTS GRANTS

Grant                                Skills Development Grant - Country Arts SA

Who is eligible                Individual artists, community groups or organisations

Purpose                           to undertake projects in any art form which provide opportunities for skills development through workshops or provide opportunities for the development of project ideas and concepts

Amount                            Up to $3000

Application Due              17th August 2020

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