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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Planning & Design Code

A new Planning Scheme for Coorong District Council – how will it affect your land, your zoning, your future development rights…?

The SA Government is undertaking a comprehensive overhaul and review of the Planning Scheme across the State, with the aim to introduce a quicker, more simplified and more consistent planning system.

The current Development Plan (the zoning document that has zones and policy to guide authorities when assessing development applications) is being completely replaced by a new codified version called the Planning & Design Code.

This will affect all property owners.

While the SA Government advises that the Planning & Design Code would replace your current zone with ‘a similar zone’, the Coorong District Council urges all land owners to review the Planning & Design Code in relation to zone and policy changes that affect your land.

The draft Planning & Design Code is now available for the public to review and make submission. Submissions must be lodged by 29 November 2019.

You can access a copy of the Planning & Design Code via the State Government Have Your Say website at

Please direct any enquiries to the SA Department for Planning, Development and Infrastructure, through the following means:

Written submissions on the draft Planning & Design Code must be lodged with the SA Department for Planning, Development and Infrastructure, via:

It is the SA Government’s aim to bring the Planning & Design Code into operation on 1 April 2020.

DPTI will be hosting a Community Information Session to be held on Tuesday 8th October 2019 at 5pm in the Tailem Bend Town Hall. We encourage you all to come along!