ROAD CLOSURES ACROSS SOUTHERN MALLEE DISTRICT COUNCIL:
Frequently Asked Questions
The State Government has announced a full border closure between Victoria and South Australia to limit the spread of Covid-19. All roads into South Australia from Victoria will be closed from 00.00 on Thursday 9 July. The State Government has requested Southern Mallee District Council manages the closure of a number of roads.
Q. Which roads will be closed?
All road entry points into South Australia, from Victoria, will be closed.
Roads classified ‘Tier A’ and ‘Tier B’ are being managed by the State Government. They are:
Closure of roads classified ‘Tier C’ are being managed by Council. These roads are:
Q. Why is the Council closing these roads?
Council has established these road closures at the request of the State Government. Further details can be found at the Government of South Australia website here.
Q. When will the roads be closed?
Council has actioned the closures from Thursday morning 9 July 2020 with all necessary signage.
Q. Can people travel across the border on these roads before they are officially closed?
Any travel into South Australia from Victoria is prohibited from 00.00, Thursday 9 July, regardless of physical closures or policing of borders.
Q. Are there any exceptions?
A person travelling from Victoria is prohibited from entering South Australia unless they are an Essential Traveller under Schedule 2 for purposes listed here.
Essential travellers living in cross border communities will still be able to enter the South Australia, however there will be further restrictions and now they cannot travel further than 50 kilometres over the border into South Australia.
Q. How long will these closures remain in force?
The closures are likely to remain in place for at least four weeks. We will update the community as and when there are any changes.
Q. Will these road closures be monitored and/or policed?
Tier A and B roads will be staffed by SAPOL and Tier C roads will be patrolled regularly.
Q. Where can I get more information
Council will endeavour to keep the community informed of the changing situation, via our website www.southernmallee.sa.gov.au and Facebook page. The most up to date and reputable information and alerts regarding COVID-19 should be sourced directly from www.covid-19.sa.gov.au.
Community and Business responsibilities: COVID-Safe Plan
Community Services and Businesses that were previously directed to close and now reopened must complete a COVID-Safe Plan before they can reopen.
This Plan will outline how your staff and patrons can be kept safe from COVID-19. The plan must be completed and made available at your business premises. If your business was allowed to reopen during Step 1 of South Australia’s Roadmap to Recovery, you must complete a Plan before 1 June.
If your committee or group has not completed the COVID-Safe Plan, or does not have the plan available at your premises when requested, you can be fined up to $5000 on the sport for non-compliance, or face prosecution.
Please find the link to the COVID-19-Safe Plan Form here - https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/recovery/create-a-covid-safe-plan
For more information, please contact the SA COVID-19 Information line - 1800 253 787 offers local information and advice on general COVID-19 information for South Australians. Operates from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm every day.
For technical help, contact email@example.com
Council will endeavour to keep the community informed of the ever changing situation, via our website www.southernmallee.sa.gov.au and Facebook page.
The most up to date and reputable information and alerts regarding COVID-19 should be sourced directly from https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au
Any additional information can be sourced from;
Australian Government Department of Health – www.health.gov.au –
SA Health - www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019
You can also call the Coronavirus Information Line on 1800 020 080
Click here to view our COVID-19 information.
The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing (ORSR) is encouraging all local governments, sport and recreation organisations to consider the 'Open Your World' SA Community Wellbeing and Resilience Grants.
These grants are part of the Open Your World – Statewide Wellbeing Strategy which supports the South Australian Government’s goal to build community resilience and support wellbeing in relation to the impacts and recovery from COVID-19. The grants are administered by Wellbeing SA and provide once-off funding for community-based projects targeted at groups within the community who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The aim is to address these impacts by contributing to positive physical, social and mental wellbeing and resilience outcomes.
Game On - Getting South Australia moving was launched over the weekend by the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing and provides a forward-looking framework to ensure physical activity and play can fit seamlessly into our daily lives. The ORSR consulted extensively with local government including Mayors and Elected Members, council staff, as well as sport, recreation and community groups and residents across the state in the development of Game On, so we would encourage you to refer to this framework in developing your grant application.
We would also encourage applicants to think about partnering with other organisations that have existing links to the targeted groups who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, as a partnership approach is likely to be the most effective and efficient way to deliver initiatives with impact.
Applications for the grants are now open and close on Friday 17 July 2020. Funding between $10,000 and $100,000 is available for projects which will support wellbeing and resilience with an emphasis on mental, physical (activity and nutrition) and/or social wellbeing. Funding is available for the 2020-21 financial year only with all grant funds to be expended by 30 June 2021.