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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Lower Murray Canoe Trail

Welcome to the Lower Murray Canoe Trail website, where you will find everything you need to know before heading out on your kayaking adventure.

The Coorong District Council was successful in receiving funding from Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources through the Fund My Project - Riverine Recovery Program to develop a canoe trail between Tailem Bend and Wellington.

The trail is an adventurous way to explore the mighty murray river and learn more about the Riverine Environment and History, and trust us when we say that it will be a memorable experience that will have you wanting to do it again. It has been designed to be as interactive as possible through educational signage and geocaches featuring topics such as 1956 floods, ferries locks and weirs, native fish, birds, vegetation, and environmental water use. The 21km trail has been divided into four section to help you plan a safe kayaking journey. Depending on your skill, fitness and interest you may choose to do one or more sections of the trail.

Don't forget to jump on social media and follow us, you can find us by clicking on the tags below. Remember to share your trail journey with us by tagging 'Lower Murray Canoe Trail' for your chance to feature on our page.

Where to find your trail map?

Want to know the cool thing about our maps, not only are they waterproof but tear proof too, so while you're out on the water you don't have to worry about a soggy half torn map. We've got you covered and the best part is you can use them again and again!! Waterproof trail maps are available to collect from the Tailem Bend info Station and the Coorong Civic Centre located on Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend.

Download an electronic version of the trail map here: Lower Murray Canoe Trail Map Brochure(918 kb)

Happy paddling!!