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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Water Security

Water Security in the Coorong Tatiara Local Action Plan Area

The Coorong Tatiara Local Action Plan has taken an interest in the impact of increased mains water costs on our local farm businesses. We are concerned about the flow on effects of this increase in costs to livestock producers, such as the potential change in land use on our fragile soils from perennial pastures to cropping. This has the potential to increase the risk of wind erosion & dryland salinity.

as increased water supply costs are cut into farm budgets that may have been available to spend on land management related activities such as clay spreading, perennial pasture establishment & revegetation.


Water Security Tours - March 2020 - save water, save $$$$

Water Security Tours - March 2020 - save water, save $$$$

Friday 6th March - Coomadook 8.00am - 1.00pm

Friday 13th March - Policemans Point 8.00am - 2.30pm

Wter Security Tours - March 2020 - save water, save $$$$

Livestock Water Security in South Australia

Please find links below that may assist you to calculate and plan your farm water requirements. You will also find links to information in regard to Council Planning Considerations and Regional Hydrogeology.

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We are pleased to provide technical information on each of the topics below that have been a feature of our Water Security Events. The Coorong Tatiara Local Action Plan does not necessarily endorse any of the individual products or companies detailed on the pages below. This information is provided for technical research purposes only. Similar products to these will be available elsewhere. If you are a supplier of water security related products and would be interested in displaying information and products at future events, do not hesitate in contacting a member of the Coorong Tatiara Local Action Plan Team.

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local lined catchment

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Water Security Pull Up with logos page 1Water Security Pull Up with logos page 2

Natural Resources South East Acknowledgement Statement (257 kb)

Natural Resources SAMDB Connecting Communities Acknowledging Grants Fact Sheet (357 kb)

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