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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Pangarinda Botanic Garden

Mallee Coorong NRM Group Volunteer Celebration at Pangarinda Botanic Gardens May 2018

Mallee Coorong NRM Group Volunteer Celebration at Pangarinda Botanic Gardens May 2018

Photo credit: Murray Valley Standard

Pangarinda Botanic Garden - "Our Best Kept Secret"

This garden is a link in a chain of endeavour to conserve Australia's threatened flora. We prioritize species from the highly modified drier agricultural regions of southern mainland Australia.

Situated on 30 HA of Crown Lands, Pangarinda Drive, Wellington East, South Australia

Winter is one of the best times to visit Pangarinda as there is such a huge collection of hakeas growing there and is the time when most are flowering. The very striking blue flowered Hakea Iehmanniana blooms right in front of the information bay at present. This Hakea is not common in cultivation. There is also the sky blue Lechenaultia biloba flowering at the same time throughout the gardens. Some species of the Kangaroo Paw are beginning to bloom, as well as Banksias, Dryandras and Petrophiles.

When visiting, make time to walk the marked walkway, it will take walkers from the information bay through plants of WA into the Oympic 2000 plantings of local vegetation. When the Tailem Bend School Pupils started planting in 2000 there were only weeds. Today the walk takes you through a bush land of favourite places for many of our bird life. Watch out for the small quails that scoot across from one bush to another. Also the noisy babblers, flying low from one bough to another. Note the danger calls from the New Holland Honey eaters when birds of prey fly past.

In May look out for Robin Red Breasts hopping along the fence, as well as a Golden Whistlers, giving their beautiful calls as they flit amongst the acacias.

Visit a collection of Australian plants that is amongst some of the best.

Pangarinda Botanic Garden Brochure(2186 kb)

Pangarinda Bird Watching Poster(687 kb)

For more information, contact John Barrie of the Pangarinda Botanic Garden Committee, or phone 0407 282 477 or Julie Barrie on 0409 282 477.