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27th November 2020
The District Council of Loxton Waikerie is following COVID-19 restrictions enforced by the Prime Minister and Federal Government.

District Council of Loxton Waikerie response measures to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a global crisis and our Council has a key role to play in limiting the spread and impact of it.

Council is monitoring the situation very closely, and our primary focus is to protect the health of our community members, visitors and staff and to help minimise the spread of COVID-19. Evidence from around the world has shown that pre-emptive measures are extremely effective in containing the spread of the disease.

Our leaders are staying up to date on the latest advice from the State and Federal Governments, and relevant Government health agencies.

We are encouraging our residents to also play their part – observe stricter personal hygiene and social distancing, stay away from public places if you’re unwell, be respectful to our staff and others working under stressful conditions and look out for the vulnerable members of your community.

Council have introduced a range of changes in how we deliver our services to help protect you and our staff. Please be assured that during this time we remain focused on providing quality service to our community.

Our key objectives are to:

- Reduce and contain the impact of the disease

- Maintain a healthy workforce

- Provide leadership to the community

- Keep residents and business informed about what we're doing and why we're doing it

We encourage residents and the community to:

- Remain calm

- Follow all State and Federal Government advice

- Implement social distancing measures

- Look out for each other, check on your neighbours and provide assistance where necessary

It is important to remember that this is an extremely dynamic situation and events are changing daily.

Council Services

Effective 30 March 2020, Council has updated a range of measures to its operations. These measures are in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure the health and safety of its staff and the community, while providing the continuity of vital local services.

Customer Service

Both the Loxton and Waikerie Council Offices are open as of 9am Monday 23 November 2020.

Make a Payment

All outstanding invoices, Council rates and infringements can be paid online here.

Alternatively, you can make payment over the phone or come in to the Loxton or Waikerie Offices.

Section 41 Committee Meetings

Section 41 Committee meetings have returned to face to face meetings with social distancing requirements adhered to.

Council Meetings

The Council meeting scheduled for Friday 20 November 2020 has been adjourned due to a quorum not being present. The meeting will be held Friday 27 November 2020, 9am at the Loxton Recreation Complex.

Other meetings

All non-essential face to face meetings will be cancelled or postponed. Staff instead will use phone or video meeting and conferencing alternatives where possible and practicable. Essential meetings will require increased hygiene measures including observing social distancing.

CLOSED:

- Waikerie Community Sports Centre

  • Gym open from 22 November 2020

- Loxotn Recreation Complex

REOPENED:

- Loxton and Waikerie Council Office (effective 23 November 2020)

- Loxton and Waikerie Depots (effective 23 November 2020)

- Loxton and Waikerie Library & Visitor Centres (effective 23 November 2020)

- Waikerie Swimming Pool (effective 24 November 2020)

  • For fitness and rehabilitation purposes only
  • Bookings required (1 hour sessions) - 8541 2708
  • Monday - Friday 6am to 9am
  • 4 per lane at all times

- Loxton Swimming Pool (effective 24 November 2020)

  • For fitness and rehabilitation purposes only
  • Bookings required (1 hour sessions) - 8584 7603
  • Monday - Friday 6am to 9am
  • Tuesday & Thursday 3.30pm to 6pm (weather permitting)
  • 6 per lane at all times

Recreation SA Media Statement - Reminder Public Pools Closed

Thank you for your patience and understanding, please remember to stay safe during these difficult times.

More information:

SA Police

SA Health

If you feel your mental health is being impacted by the current COVID-19 crisis, support services are available online:

Lifeline

Beyond Blue