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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Accessibility and Inclusion

In 2018, the Disability Inclusion Act 2018 (SA) (the Act) was passed as a result of the South Australian Government recognising that a stronger commitment to access and inclusion planning for people living with disability was needed.

The National Disability Strategy (NDS) is a coordinated plan across all levels of government to improve the lives of people living with disability, their families and carers. The NDS is Australia’s response to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), and is designed to ensure the principles of the UNCRPD are incorporated into policies and programs across Australia. Currently, the Commonwealth and State and Territory Governments are working towards developing a new national disability strategy for beyond 2020.

Areas of policy action under the NDS are:

  • Inclusive and accessible communities
  • Rights protection, justice and legislation
  • Economic security
  • Personal and community support
  • Learning and skills
  • Health and wellbeing

Inclusive SA was launched on 1 November 2019 and is the South Australian Government's first State Disability Inclusion Plan. It is the SA Government’s commitment to creating an accessible and inclusive South Australia based on fairness and respect.

The State Disability Inclusion Plan brings State Government agencies and local councils together to reduce the barriers faced by people living with disability.

Inclusive SA sets out priorities and actions for the next four years under the following themes:

  • Inclusive communities for all
  • Leadership and collaboration
  • Accessible communities
  • Learning and employment

The State Plan is a requirement of the Act and sets a framework to support State authorities to implement the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 (NDS).

Local Government plays an important role in creating an environment which is inclusive of all people, through its planning role and also through its involvement in community activities and provision of a range of services.

Council is required under the Disability Inclusion Act 2018 (SA) to develop a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.

The development of a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) represents a commitment by Council to contribute towards social access and inclusion for all community members and visitors. This can provide many benefits including increased opportunities for social inclusion, improved physical access to facilities and buildings, enhanced community and individual wellbeing and a greater recognition of the diversity of the residents and visitors.

Help us develop the Coorong District Council Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

In order for all community members to be afforded these rights, it is essential that this Council strives to create an inclusive environment. This plan provides a guide for Coorong District Council’s actions to support and promote access and inclusion, which ensures all members of the community have the best opportunities to participate in community life.

Input is being sought from members of the community to develop the DAIP; the document will include outcomes to support people with physical, mental and intellectual disabilities.

Community feedback and input will help develop an action plan to incorporate 4 key priorities around inclusive communities, leadership and collaboration, accessible communities and learning and employment.

Community engagement will commence Monday 1 June 2020, and concludes at 5pm, Friday 10 July 2020.

Community members and organisation will be invited to have their say by completing a survey which will be available online and in paper form, or by attending an individual information session with the Senior Community and Tourism Development Officer on Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 9-10am, commencing Tuesday 2 June 2020 and concluding Thursday 2 July 2020.

Have your say - we are seeking your input

  • We welcome our community's input by completing the online survey
  • Download a hard copy of the survey here
  • An Easy English Version of the survey has also been produced, which is available to download here. Hard copies can be obtained from Council’s Customer Service offices.

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