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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Financial Hardship

Ratepayers who are experiencing financial hardship may seek assistance from Coorong District Council by entering into a long-term payment arrangement over 12 months (or more) to address current and/or overdue rates.

The current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has impacted many people's ability to manage their finances and make payments.

This dedicated page has been created to make it easier for Coorong ratepayers to access information on the options available to them.

Changes to Fines and Interest as a result of COVID-19

Coorong District Council will waive monthly fines and quarterly interest on all overdue rates for the period April - December 2020.

All debt recovery action, including rates and sundry debtors, will also be suspended until December 2020.

Applying for Financial Hardship

Residents who are finding it difficult to pay rates or are experiencing financial hardship are encouraged to read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) fact sheet, and contact Council on 1300 785 277 to further discuss your options. Coorong District Council will assist ratepayers in a confidential manner that is fair, planned and mutually agreed between both parties.

Financial Hardship FAQs

Residents may apply for Financial Hardship by filling out the form below.

Application for Financial Hardship form

Coorong District Council receives and assesses all financial hardship applications in line with its Debt Recovery & Financial Hardship Policy. Residents are encouraged to read the Policy before completing the Application for Financial Hardship form.