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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Latest News

  • Update on Temporary Suspension of Some Council Services

    26th March 2020
    • Media Release
    26th March 2020. 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
  • Temporary Suspension of Some Council Services

    25th March 2020
    • Media Release
    25th March 2020. Under the direction of the Australian Government in response to the public health concerns around COVID-19, the following Council services will be suspended until further notice:. Port Pirie Aquatic &Leisure Centre (both indoor and
  • Contemporary Photography Exhibition at Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery

    19th March 2020
    • Media Release
    19th March 2020. Magic of the camera obscura revealed in contemporary photography exhibition at  Port Pire Regional Art Gallery. From 21. st. March Robyn Stacey: Ray of Light will be on display at Port Pire Regional Art Gallery. For this exhibition,
  • Public Statement - COVID-19

    18th March 2020
    • Media Release
    18th March 2020. 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
  • A New Look for 'Shakka'

    11th March 2020
    • Media Release
    11th March 2020. It has been 21 years since fisherman Craig Fletcher docked in Port Pirie, with a 5.5m female Great White Shark in tow. After a proposal around ‘stuffing and mounting’ was vetoed, a life-size model was commissioned and put on
  • New Executive Officer Appointed to Transform the Upper Spencer Gulf

    11th March 2020
    • Media Release
    11th March 2020. Spencer Gulf Cities has recently announced the appointment of Leonie Boothby from Leonie Boothby and. Associates as its new Executive Officer. Leonie is a highly skilled consultant with over 25 years’ experience in senior
  • Doug Bollinger headlines team of stars to take on Port Pirie XI

    11th March 2020
    • Media Release
    11th March 2020. A number of former and current-day domestic and Australian cricketers will soon descend on Port Pirie for the Australian Cricketers’ Associations (ACA) Masters tour. Former Australian quick Doug Bollinger headlines the ACA
  • Speed Restrictions for Ellen Street Works

    28th February 2020
    • Media Release
    28th February 2020. A temporary speed restriction of 25km/h will be in place from Monday 2. nd. March through to Friday 27. th. March 2020 on Ellen Street in the section between David Street and George Street. This speed restriction is due to works
  • Fees Waived for Retail Footpath Permits

    27th February 2020
    • Media Release
    27th February 2020. Council will waive fees for retail footpath permits as part of an approach to support local businesses. Council issues footpath permits to 25 businesses in Port Pirie and Crystal Brook for retail purposes such as clothing racks,
  • Manggan Exhibition Educates and Inspires

    24th February 2020
    • Media Release
    24th February 2020. The Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery is shaping the hearts and minds of students and educators alike through its current exhibition. Manggan – gather, gathers, gathering is a travelling exhibition in partnership between