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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Cemeteries

Burial details for all cemeteries within the Port Pirie Regional Council area are being progressively entered into the data base. If you are unable to locate information or the information appears to be incorrect, please contact the Council.

** Please note an issue with searching via the following link has been identified.  Although the search will work, when using the 'Statewide' search the link given for more details may fail.  Please select the individual cemetery from the drop down to ensure all links will work as intended. UPDATED 28/01/2020**

Search Port Pirie Regional Council Cemeteries

Port Pirie Cemetery Map

A Port Pirie Cemetery Map is available by clicking here

Using the search tools above, search for the grave you are looking to visit, this will give you a section, lot and grave number in the comments section. Note that "Rose Garden" "Niche Wall" "Lawn Cemetery" and "War Graves" are all sections for this purpose.

Consult with the colour key in the bottom right corner of the map. This will help you find the section you need to look in. For example, "CP" (Common Protestant) is a pale blue.

In this example, there are two pale blue colours on the map, one for Common Protestant, one for the Catholic Reserve. Each plot is marked with the initials to help ensure you are looking in the correct section.

The lots are numbered individually, with batch numbers located with the Initials marking. For example, looking at the Common Protestant section, we can see that “CP 121-240” is located on the left hand side of the section.

The small numbers with white background in the centre of the lots are the lot numbers. Each section also has even smaller numbers along the top and bottom rows of lots. These numbers show how the graves are ordered in each lot.

The Cemeteries mapping and search funtions are works in progress. If a grave search returns a result that you cannot locate on the map, please contact the Port Pirie Regional Council

Port Pirie War Cemetery

The Port Pirie RSL have created a website showing the plaques and location of graves at the War Graves setion of the Port Pirie Cemetery.  Click on the following links to (a) view the information flyer (b) to go directly to the site.

WarGravesFlyer2017

www.portpiriewargraves.com

Port Pirie & District Family History Group

The Port Pirie District Family History Group was established in August, 2000.

Volunteer members are available in the History Room at the Port Pirie Regional Library to help visitors on Fridays between 1pm and 3pm.  Sundays by appointment.