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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LAP - On Ground Works

Steadily increasing levels of landholder participation in on ground works has been a highlight of the LAP's success. More than two thirds of the areas landholders being actively involved in more than 200,000ha of on-ground works projects. The LAP's on-ground works program has been able to deliver up to 80% of all external funding on-ground. This is due to the large scale projects and considerable support of the Coorong and Tatiara District Councils.

The Coorong Tatiara LAP has worked closely with the community to identify our priority issues, develop a range of recommended land management and biodiversity enhancement options, and implement these on the ground. Alone, no single landholder can solve these problems, but with a district wide effort we can make a real difference.

In the last two years Coorong Tatiara LAP have successfully delivered smaller scale projects for African Boxthorn Control and Soil Stabilisation in the Sherwood Fire Recovery area.

Project Waiting List

In the past the Coorong Tatiara LAP has been able to provide funding toward a wide range of on farm projects such as; revegetation, fencing, remnant vegetation, perennial pasture establishment, and much more.

Although no funding for on farm projects is currently available, we are busy applying for funding at every opportunity to enhance our environment and support sustainable land management across the Coorong and Tatiara. If you have a terrific project that you are planning please feel free to share the details with us. If a funding source becomes available, we may be able to match it to your project.

Please email Tracey Strugnell on tstrugnell@coorong.sa.gov.au to share your ideas.

Project waiting list

Recent Achievements

To date the Coorong and Tatiara LAP Committees have successfully attracted over $25m of funding with an estimated $100m of landholder in kind support. Over 250,000 hectares of on-ground works has been completed. The CTLAP have, over 20 years attracted funding from Commonwealth and State Governments, NRM Boards, all with the highly valued in kind support of private and public landholders. Steadily increasing levels of landholder participation in the on-ground works program has been a highlight of the LAP's success, with more than two thirds of the areas landholders being actively involved. Funding bodies view the Local Government delivery model of project delivery favourable due to low administrative costs, effective financial and risk manangement, and recognised governance structures.

Our reputation is based on effective project delivery with maximum benefit on ground with minimal overhead costs.

We are recognised for our high quality events, and over the last 8 years a growing web content of technical information with over 8600 hits over our 27 page.

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