Coronavirus COVID-19 information - Important Updates

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 -

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

*The communities are advised that the same social distancing and good hygiene practices still apply and have not been eased at this stage*

Council will endeavour to keep the community informed of the ever changing situation, via our website and Facebook page.

The most up to date and reputable information and alerts regarding COVID-19 should be sourced directly from

Any additional information can be sourced from;

Australian Government Department of Health –

SA Health -

You can also call the Coronavirus Information Line on 1800 020 080

Click here to view our COVID-19 information.

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Community Consultation - Annual Business Plan and Budget

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Council Meetings

Council Meeting gets technical during COVID-19:

Southern Mallee District Council is using technology to comply with social distancing rules and implement new legislation allowances due to the major emergency declaration made in South Australia on the 22 March 2020.

On Wednesday 17 June 2020 Council will hold an online meeting for its Ordinary Meeting of Council.

The Mayor will chair the meeting online with our councillors and senior staff taking part from separate locations.

The meeting will be live streamed on Council’s YouTube channel with the link able to be accessed via the following link to YouTube:

The live stream will not appear on the Council's YouTube page until streaming actually commences, at 6:30 pm.

On the Councils YouTube Home page, the stream will appear as the first video on the page and will have the title “Southern Mallee Council Meeting 17 June 2020”.

Council will continue to use this option for upcoming meetings which will be listed on our website and available for the public to view.

As the stream is live and only available while the meeting is running, no recording of it is available on our channel once the meeting concludes.

Deputations (speaking at a Council meeting)

A deputation may be made by a person or group who wish to appear personally before a Council or Council Committee meeting in order to speak on a particular matter.

Each deputation is allocated a five minute time limit in which to address the meeting. Elected Members are invited to ask questions after each deputation.

A person wishing to appear as a deputation must complete deputation request form.

Requests can be emailed to the Chief Executive Officer,, dropped off at Council’s Customer Service Lameroo and Pinnaroo or posted to:

Chief Executive Officer

Southern Mallee District Council

PO Box 49

Pinnaroo   SA   5304

The request must be received at least 24 hours prior to the Council or Committee meeting at which you wish to be heard. Any request for a deputation received after this time will be treated as a request to appear at the next meeting.

Upon the receipt of a deputation request, the following process will be followed:

  • The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will advise the Presiding Member (Mayor or Chairperson) of the receipt of a deputation request.
  • The Presiding Member will consider the request and advise the CEO of acceptance or refusal of the request.
  • The CEO will advise the requestor of the acceptance of their deputation request (including the details of the date, time, location of the meeting and the length of time allocated for the deputation). Or the CEO will advise the requestor if their deputation request has been refused.

If refused, the Presiding Member will report the decision to the next meeting of the Council or Committee.

Meeting Dates 2020

January - Wednesday 15, 6.30pm at the Pinnaroo Chambers

February - Wednesday 19, 6.30pm at the Lameroo Chambers

March - Wednesday 18, 6.30pm at the Pinnaroo Chambers

April - Wednesday 15, 6.30pm via Zoom, Live streamed to YouTube

May - Wednesday 20, 6.30pm via Zoom, Live streamed to YouTube

June - Wednesday 17, 6.30pm via Zoom, Live streamed to YouTube

July - Wednesday 15, 6.30pm at the Pinnaroo Chambers

August - Wednesday 19, 6.30pm at the Lameroo Chambers

September - Wednesday 16, 6.30pm at the Pinnaroo Chambers

October - Wednesday 21, 6.30pm at the Lameroo Chambers

November - Wednesday 18, 6.30pm at the Pinnaroo Chambers