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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Coorong Declared Plant Group

Coorong Declared Plant Group

The Coorong Declared Plant Group (were the Coorong Cactus Crew) meet every second Thursday to work on projects on Council reserves (John White Wetlands, East Wellington is one of them), rail corridors, road reserves and some private lands to remove declared species and beautify the amenity of the area with clean up and revegetation programs. We also undertake fencing of some sites and in the case of the wetlands undertook walking trail work. The group is made up Council inducted volunteers under the care of Michael Vivian, Coorong District Council General Inspector. The group has had assistance from the Coorong Tatiara Local Action Plan and Natural Resources SA Murray Darling Basin through the various funding opportunities that arise.

Elwomple Cactus before

Elwomple Cactus Before

Elwomple Cactus after

Elwomple Cactus After

Do these Cacti look worried to you?

Meet the Coorong Cactus Crew!

Mexican Wheel Cactus Rabbit Ear Cactus

Mexican Wheel Cactus                          Rabbit Ear Cactus

Coorong Cactus Crew at Old Tailem Town

Coorong Cactus Crew at Old Tailem Town

A Tailem Bend group of volunteers have been assembled by passionate local Don Wood to tackle Cactus infestations on private land surrounding Tailem Bend. With gloves, kitchen tongs, and garden tools the brave ‘Coorong Cactus Crew’ are targeting Rabbit Ear and Mexican Wheel Cactus for removal from properties around Tailem Bend. Projects are also being considering further afield.

The Mexican Wheel Cactus and Rabbit Ear Cactus (above left and right) are declared weeds, and are continuing to be spread by birds from several source points around Tailem Bend. Kym Haebich – Senior District Officer with Natural Resources SAMDB said, ‘This is a great opportunity to work with members of the community who have a passion for weed control’. Coorong Cactus Crew organiser Don Wood added, ‘That it is terrific to do something productive, while looking after the land for our kids and grandkids’.

This project is a tremendous project jointly supported by the Coorong District Council, Tailem Bend Progress Association, Tailem Bend Community Centre, Natural Resources SAMDB, and the Coorong Tatiara Local Action Plan.

“We really appreciate the support of these hardy and dedicated volunteers that have travelled as far as Adelaide and Mannum to work on these projects”, said Tracey Strugnell of the Coorong Tatiara Local Action Plan.

If you are interested in joining the Coorong Cactus Crew to wage war on feral cacti contact: Don Wood - M: 0410 399 273

Coorong Cactus Crew and Cactii eradication(1286 kb)

Coorong Cactus Crew at Old Tailem Town

The Crook Cactus Gallery

Crook Rabbit Ear Cactus

Crook Rabbit Ear Cactus 3

Crook Aloe