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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Named after Archibald Henry Peake, a former South Australian Premier, the small town of Peake lies between Tailem Bend and Lameroo. Rich in history, Peake retains many of its original buildings. The location of Peake between Tailem Bend and Pinnaroo meant that it was a popular stop for early farming settlers in the 1900’s.

Historical Peake - A relatively short walk or drive allows visitors to see the historic landmarks of Peake. Beginning at Polly's Well, you can pick up a trail brochure located next to the rest stop, opposite the town oval. Sunk in 1877, Polly’s Well supplied the town's water, and travellers passing through. You will also find the old Station Master’s house (built 1912), where the final station master died, the Peake store (built 1937) which is now the Tavern, the Post Office (1912), where the visiting dentist used to see his patients on the front porch, and the Bakehouse/Church (1908) where baptisms were performed with the use of a garden hose from the adjoining building. The Peake School (1929), Butcher Shop (1900s), Saddlery (1912) and the town Garage, which was used from 1956 to 1974 both as a repair shop and the local watering hole, are all displayed along the trail.