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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A to Z Council Services

Council provides services to help you and other members of the community in the way that you live, work and play. Councils across SA engage widely and prepare strategic management plans, which guide their annual programs. Services can vary greatly from one Council to another depending on the community expectations and the area’s location, geography and development patterns.

A to Z Council Services Fact Sheet(423 kb)

The 68 Councils in South Australia spend more than $1.7 billion a year, about half of which goes on roads and drainage, but also includes waste and recycling, sport, recreation and cultural activities and on library and information services. Many of our services, such as stormwater drainage, are largely invisible, but they may prevent flooding in local streets every year.

What Services do Councils provide?

Councils provide many services to the community, some of which are legislated and others which are provided by choice. Councils in South Australia operate under the Local Government Act 1999, the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999 and many other pieces of legislation.

Council services required by legislation include:

  • planning and development services
  • environmental health services, control of public nuisances, monitoring of unsanitary conditions, food safety inspections
  • fire prevention activities relating to buildings and land
  • dog and cat management
  • administrative requirements, including preparing and implementing strategic plans, maintaining an office, employing a Chief
  • Executive Officer and supporting the elected Council

Services undertaken or funded by many Councils are done by choice and may include:

  • Libraries
  • Landcare (LAP)
  • Starclub Program
  • HACC – Home & Community Care (delivered through Tailem Bend Community Centre)
  • Immunisation