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 Pests & Weeds Drought Project

This project is funded by the Australian Government under the Communities Combating Pests and Weed Impacts During Drought Program.

CDC & CTLAP with the support of NRSE NRSAMDB

Funding Available:

  • African Boxthorn
  • African Lovegrass
  • Silverleaf Nightshade Control

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The Coorong Tatiara Local Action Plan has Australian Government funding available for land managers to carry out African Boxthorn, African Lovegrass & Silverleaf Nightshade Control.

This funding is targeted across the Coorong District Council area. Up to 50% of the cost of control is eligible up to a total of $2000.

Apply now before the funding runs out!

Weed control can be carried out by using your own equipment or by engaging a contractor. Funding will be allocated on a first come first served basis, and in line with the funding conditions outlined below. Works must be completed and inspected by 1st of April 2020.

Please click on the links below to access;

If you have any further questions about applying for this funding after reading this information;

Email: sblight@coorong.sa.gov.au

Or please contact a member of the Coorong Tatiara Local Action Plan Team on 1300 785 277.

Sources of weed control information

To access up to date information on weed control methods please click here.

This will take you to the 'Weed Control Handbook for Declared Plants in South Australia' - July 2018 Edition

African Boxthorn                        Page 24             
African Lovegrass     Page 27
Silverleaf Nightshade                  Page 113           

Weed Control Handbook July 2018 edition - cover

For more in depth information about Silverleaf Nightshade best practice management please click here.

Silverleaf Nightshade Australian Best Practice Management Manual 2018

For further technical information please contact your local Natural Resources Management Officer

Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin

Bec GouldM: 0428 541 183
 E: bec.gould@sa.gov.au
Steve BaltussenM: 0427 808 205
 E: steve.baltussen@sa.gov.au

Natural Resources South East

Sid FrankingM: 0427 808 206
 E: sid.frankling@sa.gov.au

Funding Available:

Fox and Rabbit Control Workshops and Funding Support Available

Fox and Rabbit Control Funding Support Available

Coorong District Council is offering 50% of the total cost of Rabbit Control works on private property including baiting, warren destruction and fumigation up to a maximum of $2000 per landholder.

*To access free Fox Off baits a Fox Control Workshop (see below) must be attended and an application form must be completed prior to attending the workshop. 

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Apply now before the funding runs out!

Rabbit Control activities can be carried out by using your own equipment or by engaging a contractor.

Funding will be allocated on a first come first served basis, and in line with the funding conditions outlined below.

Works must be completed and inspected by 1st of April 2020.

Please click on the links below to access;

If you have any further questions about applying for this funding after reading this information;

Email or text your questions to:

E: sblight@coorong.sa.gov.au

Mobile: 0447 900 001                                OR

Please contact a member of the Coorong Tatiara Local Action Plan Team on

1300 785 277

Natural Resource Management Officers to contact for further technical support.

Josh Rosser  State Rabbit Control Officer with PIRSA
Bec Gould & Steve BaltussenNatural Resource Management Officers
 Natural Resources SA Murray Darling Basin

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