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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Chief Executive Officer


A senior executive with substantial management experience in large complex organisations in both Local and Commonwealth government. A strategic and collaborative leader with strong strategic, project and people management skills who drives a culture of achievement and cultivates productive working relationships.

Bridget’s extensive experience working with communities, stakeholders and customers with diverse needs in complex environments was recognised in the 2016 Australia Day awards with the meritorious award, the Public Service Medal.  Bridget brings 20 years of executive management experience from both the Commonwealth and Local Government along with board experience as the director of a private company, plus a good understanding of governance in not-for-profit organisations. Involved in a variety of projects in the not-for-profit sector through voluntary activities, chair and directorship roles.

Bridget holds a Masters in Administration (MBA) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ms Bridget Mather, PSM

PositionChief Executive Officer
AddressCoorong Civic Centre
95 - 101 Railway Terrace
Tailem Bend SA 5260
 Postal Address
PO Box 399
Tailem Bend SA 5260
Contact Details

Phone: 1300 785 277
Mobile: 0418 710 643
Fax: 08 8572 3822