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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Public Consultation

Community consultation is one aspect of Port Pirie Regional Council's decision making process. Council seeks feedback from the community and stakeholders, and aims to balance those with other influences such as budgetary constraints, to make decisions within the context of Council endorsed strategic directions.

Current Consultations

Port Pirie Riverbank Precinct Master Plan

The river is important to Port Pirie and therefore, important to Port Pirie Regional Council. We recognise the riverbank area as a priority for development and will be creating a Riverbank Precinct Master Plan to capture and communicate the needs and expectations of our community.

The Port Pirie Riverbank Precinct Master Plan will expand upon upgrades to the Port Pirie Foreshore and will be a long term strategy to create a safe, accessible, fun and welcoming waterfront space for locals and visitors alike to enjoy.

The Port Pirie Riverbank has been divided into six zones to assist with planning. These zones are:

Zone 1 - Solomontown Beach

Zone 2 - Solomontown Boat Ramp and Berth 1

Zone 3 - Silos

Zone 4 - Flinders View Park and Berth 3

Zone 5 - Eastern Side of Pirie River (other side of John Pirie Bridge or Bridge to Nowhere)

Zone 6 - Caravan Park and Accommodation Camp

Riverbank Precinct Map

This is YOUR riverbank so we want you to tell us what you’d like to see! What are your priorities for the Riverbank Precinct? What opportunities exist for recreation, sport, education or tourism? How can you and your family better enjoy Port Pirie’s Riverbank?

We need your ideas to make the Riverbank Precinct Master Plan reflect how you want to enjoy Port Pirie's waterfront!

Take the survey

Please share your views with us at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/portpirieriverbank

Consultation closes 5pm Friday 27 March 2020.

Consultation Pop-Up Event

EVENT CANCELLED - PORT PIRIE RIVERBANK PRECINCT COMMUNITY EVENT - SATURDAY MARCH 21

Due to the declaration of a Public Health Emergency in SA, this event has been CANCELLED.

The wellbeing of the community is our first priority and we will continue to monitor and adapt to the rapidly developing and changing situation around the Coronavirus (COVID 19).

We thank you for your support and understanding.

Council would still love to hear your ideas for the Port Pirie Riverbank Precinct so please submit your ideas by taking the Survey before 5pm Friday 27 March.