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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Renovator Safety

Demolition of Structures

Development approval (planning and building) is required for demolition (complete or partial) or removal of a building/structure. This includes the demolition of commercial buildings (ie. shops, offices etc), houses, sheds, verandahs and garages.

Precautions should be taken by the person(s) carrying out demolition to ensure the safety of people using adjoining premises or public places. Where necessary demolition contractors or persons responsible for carrying out the work shall take precautions such as temporary fencing, bunting or scaffolding to prevent access onto the site. If, to ensure the safety of the public, it is considered necessary to block a public area such as the footpath, please contact Council's Infrastructure and Assets Department on 1300 785 277.

For further information please refer to Councils Information Guide on Demolition

Please complete a Demolition Proposal Form and a Development Application form (attached to Demolition Proposal Form) with the details required and submit to Council for assessment when considering undertaking any demolition of structures. Demolition Proposal Form(530 kb)


Asbestos and the Home Renovator

Safework SA have developed a booklet "Asbestos and the Home Renovator" which provides safety information and safe work procedures for the homeowner. Safety control measures outlined within the publication ensure awareness of the risks associated with expose to asbestos fibres and by following guidelines how this can be minimised.

For a copy of the publication please click on the following link; Asbestos and the Home Renovator(212 kb)


Building safely near powerlines

To protect people and property, minimum safe clearances from powerlines have been established in the Electricity(General) Regulations 1997.  The regulations under this Act prescribe minimum safe clearance distances that must be complied with.

Applicants are required to sign a declaration when submitting a development application to state that the proposed development will not be contrary to the regulations.  Please see the Development Application page for a copy of this form.

The attached brochure "Building safely near powerlines" by the Office of the Technical Regulator provides information on those clearances and tips on how to stay safe when building near powerlines.  Please note that if the minimum safe clearance is not met by your building/structure, then you will be required to:

  • Relocate to ensure clearance is met, or
  • Contact the Office of the Techinical Regulator to determine if an exemption can be received, and if so then to receive confirmation in writing.

Before starting work on your building you need to know and consider:

  • the type of powerlines near the proposed building or structure – eg aerial, underground, high or low voltage.
  • the amount of swing or sag of overhead powerlines.
  • the location of the building or structure in relation to the powerline – allow enough space for a safe work environment, future structures or scaffolds and trees.