COVID-19: Update from Council - 11th May 2020

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11th May 2020
COVID-19. Information from the District Council of Peterborough affecting Residents. Please click here. Updated 11th May 2020.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert

The SA Government's site: www.covid-19.sa.gov.au

The Australian Government's Department of Health:  www.health.gov.au

The Australian Government site for new restrictions:  www.australia.gov.au

The SA Health Department: www.sahealth.sa.gov.au

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UPDATED 11th MAY 2020

DISTRICT COUNCIL OF PETERBOROUGH UPDATE:

As of 11th May 2020, the District Council of Peterborough has initiated the following steps to open a few facilities, under the direction of the Chief Public Health Officer of SA, whilst also helping to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The Council is ‘open for business’ and is operating under the Local Government Act 1999, and adhering to its responsibilities under the South Australian Public Health Act 2011 and the Work Health Safety Act 2012, whilst maintaining the services we are obligated to offer.

COUNCIL FRONT COUNTER SERVICES:

  • The Town Hall building is closed to the public, including the hall itself, quilt display, meeting room and toilets, with limited Council front counter service.
  • New operating procedures are now in place for ratepayers to access the front counter.
  • If you wish to speak to a Council Officer or need information, please call Council’s telephone number:  8651 3566.
  • If you wish to lodge a green slip, blank forms are available outside the Council front door.  Please complete and post under the door.
  • If you wish to pay rates, this can be done in a variety of ways:
    • By credit card over the telephone (8651 3566)
    • By cheque posted to Council (PO Box 121, Peterborough, SA 5422)
    • Internet banking : BSB: 105-005,  Account No: 072499240,  Account Name: District Council of Peterborough.  Please ensure that you use your Assessment No. or Debtor No. as a reference
    • Bank SA customers: Ask for the amount to be deposited into Council’s bank account (details above), using your Assessment No. or Debtor No. as a reference
    • By cash – during the hours 10am to 3pm, ONE person at a time may approach the Council front counter.  If another person is inside at the counter, please wait outside before entering.

LIBRARY – NOW OPEN:

  • Social distancing rules still apply and please note that only 10 patrons may be in the library at one time.

RURAL TRANSACTION CENTRE:

  • Relocated to the Council Front Counter.  Please note that only ONE person at a time will be allowed to approach the front counter, whether for Centrelink, Service SA or to use other Council services.
  • Hours available: 10am to 3pm (closed 12pm to 1pm).
  • Limited service available.

TRANSFER STATION:

  • Limited service available
  • Open to the public 12pm to 5pm alternate Sundays ONLY, first opening on Sunday 5th April 2020
  • See the Waste and Recycling page on this website for further details.

PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF ALL COUNCIL STAFF GIVEN THE EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES WE FIND OURSELVES IN – Thank you.

For facilities which are open, please adhere to the social distancing guidelines – Keep 1.5 metres apart outside or 4m2 inside, and gatherings of 10 people or more are prohibited.

Please be aware that Council staff will be disinfecting all tables and seats in the Main Street once a day.

HOUSEHOLD WASTE – The kerbside collections will continue as before, however, please do not overfill your bin, because overspill or dropped rubbish will NOT be picked up by the driver.

PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS - OPEN:

  • Victoria Park
  • Rotary Park
  • West Park
  • YMCA playground
  • Skate Park

PUBLIC TOILETS - OPEN:

  • Rotary Park
  • RV Dump site – Don Ferguson Drive

OFF-LEASH DOG PARK - OPEN

RV PARK – CLOSED

STEAMTOWN & VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE – CLOSED

PLAYGROUNDS & OTHERS - CLOSED:

  • Yongala Sports Recreation Ground
  • Swimming pool
  • Don Ferguson outdoor gym equipment

BUILDINGS - CLOSED:

  • YMCA
  • History Group Rooms and Print Shop
  • Senior Citizens Hall
  • Youth Centre
  • Art Centre
  • Town Carriage
  • Sporting Complex
  • Tennis Club
  • Good Shed
  • Yongala Hall