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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One hour up the Dukes Highway from Tailem Bend, following the train tracks, is Tintinara. Tintinara’s railway heritage is still present throughout the town. The railway came through in 1886 and the railway station (now known as Visitor Information Outlet Heart of the Parks) also became an important landmark, with its water for steam trains and the development of a large railway community in the past. Now, Heart of the Parks VIO offers homemade cakes, biscuits, savouries and slices; jams and sauces; timber and jewellery crafts; handmade cards and gift items. All items are locally made and crafted. Heart of the Parks is volunteer run and is open from 10.00am until 4.30pm, 7 days a week. Called Heart of the Parks as Tintinara is surrounded by beautiful Parks. Stretch your legs on the Tintinara walking trail – pure bushland in close proximity to the town; visit Lake Indawarra which also has a walking trail; Messent Conservation Park (the natural habitat for the Mallee Fowl and Silky Mouse).

Mount Boothby Conservation Park (Boothby Rocks):

Mount Boothby, after which the park is named, is 129 metres high and is the highest outcrop of granite overlain with limestone within the park. The limestone and sandy ridges are covered in mallee with a heath understorey. The vegetation consists of dwarf oaks, tea trees, yaccas and desert banksias, all of which grow in the sand flats. The park produces beautiful wild orchids in the spring. Mallee fowl breed here, and the western grey kangaroo and echidnas are common.

The area is very popular for picnic and camping.

Tintinara is the location of a Disc Golf park. The Tintinara course is around the walking trails and Lake Indawarra precinct and has nine baskets and 18 tees. Disc Golf is played by throwing discs towards a metal basket. The sport is similar to golf with the aim to land the disc in the basket before progressing to the next. The course has been designed for beginners and more advanced players. Discs and score cards will be available from the Heart of the Parks.

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Heart of the Parks shop front tight