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Joint Media Release - Easter 2020 and COVID-19

COVID-19 Council Newsletter

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9th April 2020

Our community is being truly impacted by this health crisis which is happening across the world. It is vital that we support each other in whatever way possible whilst following the health directions which are constantly developing. In such an isolating time, our community structures must be even stronger, our small businesses supported, and vulnerable community members looked after.

Council has put in a series of measures to help ensure their business and services can continue to be provided. We will endeavour to keep accurate information supplied in this ever-changing situation.

Together, our community can get through this incredibly challenging time.

Mayor Sam Telfer

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Council will continue to operate and provide services to the community within the guidelines announced by the Federal Government. The health and safety of our community, staff and volunteers is our main priority and outlined below is an update of Council's current services.

Council have also reviewed and changed the methods by which we deliver our services. We will continue to keep this page up to date upon any further changes to Council services and operations upon advice from the Federal Government. Please also keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.

Regular Services

Regular services and maintenance works will continue, this includes:

  • Community safety
  • Environmental health
  • Planning and development functions
  • Dog and cat management
  • Fire prevention works
  • Road construction and maintenance programs
  • Capital works delivery
  • Parks and gardens maintenance
  • Stormwater management
  • Street sweeping
  • Community wastewater management schemes
  • Kerbside waste collection service

Staff are working as isolated from each other as possible and we have implemented field staff segregation, roster changes and staggered shift times. We are contingency planning for a changing workforce due to unplanned absences. This will ensure that we continue to provide essential services to our community.

Council Administration Office

The Council office will be closed to the public from Monday 6 April 2020 indefinitely. Appointments can be made for essential Council services only. To make an appointment, please contact us on the details below.

Phone 08 8688 2101

Face to face contact with staff will be limited and observance of social distancing will be mandatory.

Parks and Playgrounds

Following guidelines from the Australian Government, all skate parks, playgrounds and outdoor gym equipment have been closed temporarily. Drinking fountains and BBQ's have been turned off. We ask that our community adheres to the new measures which are in place to protect you, your family and others and to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Members of the community are strongly urged to stay home unless absolutely necessary and to follow strict social distancing measures to protect the health and safety of everyone.

Public space furniture are cleaned but are not sanitised in a way that ensures contact with surfaces will not result in virus transmission. Responsibility for health and hygiene remains with users at all times.


  • Island Lookout Tower
  • Island BBQ
  • Lions Park BBQ


  • Pioneer Lookout Tower
  • Green Shed BBQ

Public Toilets

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and increase frequency of cleaning (and preserve limited cleaning supplies) for the most frequented public toilets, Council has closed some public toilets. The list is provided below.

Increased levels of cleaning and sanitation will be implemented, however responsibility for health and hygiene remains with users at all times. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.


  • Esplanade - across from Bayview Medical
  • Travellers' Rest
  • Boat Ramp


  • Foreshore
  • Boat Ramp


  • Cemetery (to be opened in the event of a funeral)
  • Foreshore
  • Island Lookout
  • Yacht Club
  • Ski Beach


  • Hall
  • Tennis Courts


  • Hall


  • Oval


Camping is prohibited at all campgrounds in the District Council of Tumby Bay area from Monday 6 April 2020 indefinitely.


  • Lipson Cove
  • Second Creek
  • Koppio Old School Site
  • Carrow Wells


  • RV Park Tumby Bay
  • RV Park Port Neill

COVID-19 Camping and EP Visitor Facilities

Waste Management

The household waste collection service will be maintained and will continue to run as scheduled. Transfer stations at Port Neill and Ungarra are closed until further notice. Tumby Bay transfer station is operating in a limited capacity, please click here for information.


The Tumby Bay Library is closed until further notice. The community will continue to have access to the Library's digital collections such as eBooks and audiobooks, digital magazines and newspapers and online learning via Book Club is in recess until further notice and a returns box is at the library for any books you may wish to return.

The Port Neill Library Depot remains open on Fridays from 2.00pm to 4.00pm with protocols on numbers and hand sanitising.

The Port Neill Library Kiosk (the click and collect system) at the Port Neill Primary School remains closed until further notice.

Tumby Bay Soldiers Memorial Hall

The hall is unavailable for hire indefinitely.

Community Bus

The bus is unavailable for hire indefinitely.

Other Community Information

Are you self-isolating and in need of support?

Neighbour Connect and Care Form

Covid-19 Community Announcement

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