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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Meningie North Jetty Upgrade

In March 2019, Council submitted a grant application under the Federal Government's Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program to improve the Meningie foreshore and create economic opportunities for the town, namely an upgrade to the Meningie North Jetty (located at the Meningie Sailing Club). The Council project has resulted from work undertaken by the Lakes Activation Group, which included wide community consultation over a number of years from 2013.

Marine Engineers have produced a jetty upgrade and boat mooring facility plan for an extension to the existing jetty with ability to berth a maximum of sixteen, 12m long vessels.

The new facility will operate on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and accommodate recreational vessels moored by regional visitors and tourists. It is estimated that 750 boats would access this facility over a year with a stay of approximately 3 days.

The estimated project cost, subject to tender, is $540,000, mainly funded through successfully gaining $500,000 (through the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program).

The application had strong community support from: Meningie Sailing Club, Boating Industry Association, Meningie Area School, Meningie Hotel, Federal Member for Barker, Tony Pasin MP, State Member for MacKillop Nick McBride MP, Regional Development Australia Murraylands & Riverland and the South Australian Tourism Commission.