COVID-19 Coronavirus Public Information

PUBLIC STATEMENT – COVID 19

Port Pirie Regional Council is mindful of community concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID 19) and the impact it is having on our local community.

We find ourselves in an unprecedented environment and would like to assure that the wellbeing of the community is our first priority and that we will continue to monitor and adapt to the rapidly developing and changing situation around the Coronavirus (COVID 19).

Because of the rapidly changing situation we are focussing our primary communication through our website www.pirie.sa.gov.au and Facebook page. We will continue to use radio, television and newspapers to communicate information however using our website and Facebook is a quicker way to get information out.

Please share our website and Facebook information with your family and friends.

With the current advice we have available we are not proposing to change our service levels at this time however we are monitoring this on a daily basis and may decide to take action such as closing our library and limiting some Council services if the spread continues and/or as directed by State and Federal Governments.

Council has a Business Continuity Plan which contemplates a pandemic situation and identifies key services required to be provided. This Plan is continually being reviewed as circumstances evolve and advice is received by the lead agencies, being the State and Federal Government.

Due to the declaration of a Public Health Emergency in South Australia and the Federal Government’s direction to cancel non-essential gatherings the following events have been cancelled -

  • Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery Exhibition, Robyn Stacey: Ray of Light – The exhibition launch scheduled for 21 March 2-4pm. Please note that the exhibition itself will still be open to the public as scheduled. (Cancelled in consultation with Country Arts SA and The Art Gallery of SA)
  • Port Pirie Riverbank Precinct Community Event scheduled for March 21.
  • Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) Masters Tour scheduled for 26 and 27 March.  (Cancelled by Cricket Australia)

The most up to date and trusted information and alerts regarding the Coronavirus should be sourced directly from the lead agencies dealing with the Coronavirus –

Mayor Stephens is in regular communication with our local Member of Parliament The Hon Geoff Brock regarding our preparation and plans for the Coronavirus.

If unsure about what to do at any time, call the Coronavirus Health Information Line for general questions on 1800 020 080.

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Update on Temporary Suspension of Some Council Services

Update on Temporary Suspension of Some Council Services

Following the Australian Government’s announcement on Tuesday night in response to the public health concerns around COVID-19, the following Port Pirie Regional Council services will be suspended until further notice (effective as of COB yesterday, Wednesday 25 March):

  • Port Pirie Library
  • Crystal Brook Library
  • Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery
  • Crystal Brook Swimming Pool
  • Port Pirie Visitor Information Centre – consistent with the Federal Government direction around suspension of Local Government non-essential services. Please note, Stateliner Bus Service remains in operation and is still accessible to the public via a separate entrance.

It is also likely that as part of our strategies for continued service delivery, Council staff will be working from different locations in order to comply with social distancing protocols. Further details will be made available as these actions are implemented.

Council will continue to monitor and adapt to this rapidly changing situation and will endeavour to keep you updated.

The safety and wellbeing of the community and our staff are our first priority and we thank you for your support and understanding.

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WHS Induction

Online contractor induction

Council acknowledge our duty of care to all persons who may be at our workplaces including contractors, sub-contractors, volunteers, employees (workers), visitors and general public.  Council has an obligation to ensure that people and the natural environment are not exposed to hazards or damage and that a safe workplace is provided so far as is reasonably practicable.

This on line Contractor Induction is provided as a general guide and will assist you in setting a standard for safe work and minimising risk.  It does not attempt to provide all the information.  All contractors/suppliers must ensure that WHS legislative compliance is met through their own management systems.

It is suggested that you visit SafeWorkSA www.safework.sa.gov.au or Safe Work Australia www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/ for further information on establishing WHS management systems

All contractors, their employees and any sub-contractors or suppliers who may be engaged to perform works or deliver services within any worksite controlled by, or on behalf of Port Pirie Regional Council are required to successfully complete the induction, upon acceptance and signing of contract/agreement.

Please arrange for ALL relevant staff / workers to complete the on line contractor process – it will take approximately 30 minutes

  1. Complete online induction
  2. Print out certificate at end of induction and sign, or alternatively take a screen capture of the certificate.

To start the online contractor induction please click here

Inductions are valid for two (2) years.

Site inductions will still be required for the particular jobs/projects.