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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Seeking Input - Coorong District Council Disability Access & Inclusion Plan

21st May 2020
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Coorong District Council is seeking initial input from the community to help guide the development of a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP).

This plan will provide 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.

Community members with a disability, carers, service providers, organisations and residents are invited to contribute to the development of this plan.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 330 people living in the Coorong District Council (6% of the population) are identified as requiring assistance due to a severe or profound disability. In addition, 13% of the region’s population identify as providing unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, long-term illness or old age.

Mayor Paul Simmons says it is Council’s responsibility as a local government body to ensure that all members of the community, regardless of ability, have the same rights to be included and participate in their community, access to Council’s services and products, and be considered in the work undertaken by Council.

“In order for all community members to be afforded these rights, it is essential that Council strives to create an inclusive environment,” Mayor Simmons says.

Under the Disability Inclusion Act 2018, it is a mandatory requirement that councils create and implement a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) by 31 October 2020, and review the document every four years.

The DAIP, to be developed with support and input obtained through consultation and engagement with members of the community, will include outcomes to support people with physical, mental and intellectual disabilities. This 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 5:00pm, Friday 10 July 2020.

Community members and organisations 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, during the community engagement period.

After initial input from the community has been sought, a Draft plan will be developed and provided back to the community for further comment.

For more information regarding the Disability Access & Inclusion Plan please contact the Coorong District Council Community Development Team on 1300 785 277.


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Contact: Bridget Mather
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER | COORONG DISTRICT COUNCIL
Phone: 1300 785 277 | E: bmather@coorong.sa.gov.au