Mid Murray Council 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.

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, but not social isolation

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

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

Council services

Effective 30 March 2020, the Mid Murray 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.

Details of this are set out below:

Can I come to the Council office?

Yes. However - Council is encouraging ratepayers and residents who need to access a service, have an enquiry or pay a bill - to do so online, over the phone or by email if possible and practicable. Council requests that anyone who is feeling unwell does NOT attend its facilities in person, and even for those that are feeling well should follow hygiene and social distancing protocols.

The Blanchetown Community Hub will have a reduction in opening hours from 9am Monday, 30 March. The Hub will be restricted to opening from 10am to 2pm on Thursdays only, with access to general council services and Centrelink services. The internet cafĂ© and library services will not be available, in line with the Federal Government’s restrictions on these services.

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.

How can I pay my rates or make a payment?

Cashless payments are preferred at all Council facilities, including offices and transfer stations. Online and phone payment options are also available. Find out more about these options here.

Are our libraries still open?

Due to the latest Federal Government restrictions, Mid Murray libraries were closed to the general public from 9am Thursday, 26 March. Borrowers who already have items on loan will not be required to return them until services resume.

School libraries will continue to operate during school hours for access by students and staff only.

The Morgan and Districts Community Hub and the Blanchetown Community Hub will continue to offer Council customer service functions, but will no longer be conducting library services including collections or returns.

The delivery of books to private addresses has also been stopped until further notice.

Library users can find a range of digital materials including ebooks, newspapers, magazines, audiobooks and more available online via the Libraries SA website.

Are our pools still open?

The Mannum and Cambrai pools have closed to the general public for the season, effective 9am, Tuesday, 24 March.

What about playgrounds, parks and reserves?

All playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gyms in the Mid Murray district are closed from Monday, 30 March in line with the Federal Government’s restrictions. Signage will be placed at these sites in coming days.

While our parks and reserves are still open for exercise, people are reminded of the Federal Government’s limit on two people per social gathering (with exemptions for members of the same household).

Are our transfer stations open?

Yes. Council will maintain usual transfer station opening hours, with electronic payment available as the preferred payment method. Residents are also encouraged to minimise their visitation to the transfer stations where possible.

Are Visitor Information Centres open?

The Mannum Visitor Information Centre and Morgan Visitor Information Office are closed to the general public, effective from 9am, Tuesday, 24 March. Both centres will still be contactable daily via phone and email, within reduced hours of operation from 10am to 3pm.

Visitor information can be found online at www.mannum.org.auvisitmorgan.com.au or www.mid-murray.sa.gov.au.

The Mannum Visitor Information Centre can be contacted on 8569 1303 and email mannumvic@psmarion.com. The Morgan Visitor Information Office can be contacted by phone on 8540 2643 or email jwood@mid-murray.sa.gov.au

What about our public toilets and other facilities?

As part of Council’s ongoing response to reduce the public health risk to our community, and on advice from the State and Federal Governments, several public toilets across the district have been temporarily be closed.

Toilets and barbecue facilities at all Council-operated campgrounds have been closed since 9am, Wednesday, 1 April.

This follows the first stage of toilet closures in the district undertaken last week. More toilet closures may also follow in coming weeks due to fewer visitor numbers, increased challenges in Council sourcing the necessary hygiene and cleaning supplies, and increased incidents of vandalism and theft from public toilets.

The closure of these toilets will allow Council staff to focus on keeping the remaining amenities open, while providing a high standard of cleanliness. Signage will be placed on all affected facilities directing visitors to the closest open amenities.

The Mannum Dock Museum, Landseer Museum in Morgan and Morgan Craft Shop have all closed, effective 9am Tuesday, 24 March.

All of Council’s volunteer programs have also been suspended indefinitely in order to protect our volunteers and prioritise their health and safety at this time.

Can I hire a Council venue for a meeting or event?

All casual, non-essential hire of Council managed facilities for meetings and events has been cancelled in line with the Federal Government’s new restrictions on indoor gatherings. This does not apply to medical services that hire these facilities. Anyone with an outstanding booking at these sites will be contacted by Council.

Under the Federal Government’s new restrictions, community groups who lease other Council facilities will also be required to cancel hire arrangements for meetings or other public gatherings.

Will monthly Council meetings still go ahead?

The next monthly Council meeting is scheduled for 21 April 2020 and will go ahead as scheduled with additional hygiene and precautionary measures in place.

Is the Mannum Leisure Centre open?

The Mannum Leisure Centre closed to the general public at 12pm on Monday, 23 March in line with new restrictions implemented by the Federal Government.

I’m struggling financially. Will I have to pay my rates?

Council understands the community’s anxiety about financial impacts given the economic uncertainty created by the COVID-19 outbreak. We are currently reviewing our existing Hardship Policy in relation to rates relief, as well as other options for possible financial assistance to our residents and businesses. No decision has been made at this stage, and we will communicate any changes to the community as soon as they occur.

What about campsites and holiday travel?

All Council operated campgrounds were closed to the public from 9am, Wednesday, 1 April. All public toilets and barbecues at these sites are also closed. Campgrounds at Bolto Reserve and Haythorpe Reserve have been closed to the public since Thursday, 26 March.

The SA Government has also closed accommodation and campgrounds in SA’s national parks, from Friday, 27 March.

People are urged to avoid any non-essential travel plans, including holiday travel planned for the Easter long weekend and school holiday break.

Much of our district is closed – including many public toilets, playgrounds, public barbecues, shops, pubs, cafes, visitor information hubs and tourist attractions.

Many tourism accommodation operators have closed, or are implementing strict restrictions including opening only for essential travellers.

SA Police will be patrolling popular camping areas to ensure people are complying with the Federal Government’s restrictions on public gatherings and safe distances, and Council staff will be enforcing penalties for any breaches.

Fines can apply where individuals breach the safe-distance requirements. For more information on the Government’s restrictions visit the SA Health website.

Community

Community events and activities

Several community events have been cancelled or postponed to minimise the spread of the virus, including Anzac Day commemorations in Mannum, Swan Reach and Morgan (stay up to date on Facebook). Council is also working closely with community groups and encouraging all non-essential community events to be cancelled or postponed.

Should my sporting club carry on with its season?

Most regional sporting events and programs are being cancelled or postponed. However, we suggest following the advice of your sports State Sporting Organisation authority (ie. SANFL, Netball SA, Cricket SA, Tennis SA etc).

Staff / Volunteers

What are you doing to protect Council staff health and well-being?

A number of steps have been taken to protect Council staff’s health and well-being. Non-essential meetings are being rescheduled and staff will be given the opportunity, where possible, to work remotely. Council will maintain a core level of staffing at each site to ensure operations continue to run and services to the community are maintained. We also have extra measures in place at our sites and facilities to support a clean, safe and well-sanitised environment. Any staff member presenting with cold/flu-like symptoms will be sent home immediately in accordance with government and health agencies advice and direction.

What about Council volunteers?

With over 300 volunteers, many of whom are within vulnerable groups, Council is mindful of the safety and well-being of all who assist in its programs, facilities and services. We have now suspended all volunteer programs to protect our volunteers from the risk of infection.

Important information

Where can I find out more about COVID-19?

The State and Federal Governments have dedicated resources to provide up-to-date and accurate information to the community.

The Australian Government’s Department of Health COVID-19 website can be found here:

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

SA Health have an online portal set up with information for individuals, business, health workers and every other interest group. Follow the link here:

https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/health+topics/health+topics+a+-+z/novel+coronavirus

Where can I get testing for COVID-19?

Council is urging anyone who has travelled overseas or demonstrating symptoms to check the Australian Government’s self-isolation requirements online (www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert) and for the community as a whole to observe stringent personal hygiene practices and social distancing.

Should I send my child to school/childcare?

We suggest following the advice provided by your school or centre – they each have management plans for scenarios such as this and if closures occur, they will be in line with policies set by the schools themselves, or by the Department for Education and Child Services and the Federal Government. For updates, see here: https://www.education.sa.gov.au/supporting-students/health-e-safety-and-wellbeing/coronavirus

What should I do if I am feeling unwell?

If you are severely unwell, such as having difficulty breathing, call 000 (Triple Zero).

If you have travelled overseas in the past 14 days and/or have COVID-19 symptoms, seek medical advice and isolate yourself in line with current Government advice and guidelines.

If you are feeling unwell, contact your usual health care provider and avoid contact with others.

Mental health support

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

Lifeline

Beyond Blue

SA Health

Relationships Australia

More information

Contact the National Coronavirus Information Hotline on 1800 020 080 for information about COVID-19.

Avoiding COVID-19

COVID-19 Flowchart

Identifying the Symptoms

NOTE: Council will continue to update this information and provide updates via our Facebook page and local media publications. Information will also be displayed at our offices.

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Media Releases

Stay safe, stay home this Easter

With some of the most picturesque holiday spots along the Murray River, the Mid Murray district is a popular destination for campers and holidaymakers.

But this year, the Mid Murray Council is calling on visitors to delay their holiday – and for a very good reason. The State and Federal Governments are urging people to avoid all non-essential travel to stop the spread of the deadly COVID-19.

Media Release - 30 March 2020 - Stay safe, stay home this Easter

Blanchetown Community Hub hours change

Opening hours have been reduced at the Blanchetown Community Hub in line with the Federal Government’s restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Media Release - 30 March 2020 - Blanchetown Community Hub hours change

Mid Murray public toilets and campsites affected by COVID-19 closures

Public toilets and some Mid Murray campgrounds are the latest facilities to be affected by closures in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Media Release - 26 March 2020 - Mid Murray public toilets and campsites affected by COVID-19 closures

Libraries to close in COVID-19 shutdown

Library services within the Mid Murray district will close from today (Thursday) after tough new restrictions were announced by the Federal Government on Tuesday to further cut back on public gatherings to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Media Release - 26 March 2020 - Libraries to close in COVID-19 shutdown

Pools, Visitor Centres and Museums among COVID-19 closures

Visitor information centres, local museums, pools, leisure and activity centres in the Mid Murray district will close from Tuesday, 24 March to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Media Release - 23 March 2020 - Community Facility closures the latest step to reduce the spread of COVID-19

New COVID-19 response in Mid Murray

New protection measures rolling out across Mid Murray to Combat Coronavirus.

Additional protection measures are being enacted across the Mid Murray district in response to the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Media Release - 18 March 2020 - New COVID-19 response in Mid Murray

Mid Murray Responding to COVID-19 Threat

The Mid Murray Council is preparing and reviewing its operations in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the health and safety of its staff and the community, and the continuity of local services.

Media Release - 17 March 2020 - Mid Murray Responding to COVID-19 Threat

Purnong Water Regatta to showcase our magnificent Murray

The inaugural Purnong Water Regatta will showcase everything Murray River on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March at the picturesque township of Purnong (25 minutes from Mannum).

Media Release - 5 May 2020 - Purnong Water Regatta

Click on the images below for more information

Floatfest Program Flyer Kangaroo Patch
Carpathon Cruise

Dancing by the River at Mannum's annual Hot Rod Show this Sunday

If you love our magnificent Murray River, cars and rock n roll dancing, Mannum is the place to be this Sunday for the annual Mannum Hot Rod Show in aid of the Mannum Hospital Auxiliary.

Live rock ‘n’ roll entertainment with the ‘Rythmn Cats’ and DJ Jess and hot rods, classics and customs of all shapes, sizes and colour will overtake the magnificent Mary Ann Reserve.

PS Marion cruises, food stalls and an undercover riverside dance floor.

Car registration is $10.00 and entry is only $2.00 and children under 14 are free. 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.  Proceeds to the Mannum Hospital Auxiliary.

For further information www.mannumhotrod.org or contact the Mannum Visitor Information Centre on 85691303
or Leon Warhurst on 0408 813 905 or leonandlola@hotmail.com.

Media Release - 4 March 2020 - Dancing by the river at Mannum's annual Hot Rod Show 

Flyer Photo

Community Grants Now Open

Community organisations with plans for programs, services, events and projects that will benefit the Mid Murray district can now apply for between $1000 and $5000 in extra funding support.

Applications are open for groups to share in funds through Round 2 of the Mid Murray Council’s Community Grants program for 2019/20.

Three programs are currently open for applications:

  • Small Community Grant – up to $1000
  • Community Event Grant – up to $2000 (50% contribution required)
  • Community Project Grant – up to $5000 (50% contribution required)

Over recent years, the scheme has supported organisations to design and deliver popular events, create services and programs to better connect communities, and pay for improvements to local facilities.

The program offers financial assistance to help develop, grow and implement exciting initiatives in the district’s local communities.

Applications for Round 2 close 31 March, 2020. Sorry, late applications are unable to be accepted. For more information, application forms and criteria click  here.

Media Release - 27 February 2020 - Grants open to support Mid Murray Communities

$1 Million Boost to Economy, Community Projects

A $1 million grant to assist the drought-hit Mid Murray district will deliver 13 new projects aimed at stimulating economic growth and improving community facilities.

Media Release - 14 February 2020 - $1 Million Boost to Economy, Community Projects

Mid Murray Stars in International Film

Mid Murray’s stunning scenery and iconic locations to star in a new television movie.

The German production company Schiwago Film GmbH has partnered with Adelaide’s own 57 Films to produce a 90 minute film, the finished film will put our district on the screens of millions of European viewers.

Filming at various locations across the Mid Murray is currently underway.  The community will have a rare chance to see some behind-the-scenes movie action at Mary Ann Reserve, Mannum, during the week commencing 8 February 2020.

Please see our Media Release for more information.

Media Release - 7 February 2020 - Mid Murray Stars in International Film

Drought support funding a boost for Mid Murray

A $1 million funding boost from the second round of the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Program (DCP) Extension will deliver a major boost to the Mid Murray Council’s drought-affected community.

Media Release - 30 January 2020 - Drought support funding a boost for Mid Murray

Tour Down Under - Event Information

See the event notification document below for event and traffic control information.

SANTOS Tour Down Under Event Notification

Mental Health boost for Mid Murray

Mental health is set to be given a huge boost across the Mid Murray Council area – with the district also shortlisted for a chance to secure a phenomenal 10-year, $3 million package of mental health funding and support.

Media Release - 17 January 2020 - Mental Health boost for Mid Murray

Mid Murray announces Australia Day award winners

A long-serving volunteer firefighter, a passionate young teacher, a talented 8-ball player and an event that
helped raise the profile of mental health have been honored in the Mid Murray Couns annual Australia
Day awards.

Mid Murray ready for Tour Down Under

The Mid Murray district is ready to shine in the international spotlight when one of the world’s top cycling races rolls into town later this month.

Media Release - 7 January 2020 - Mid Murray ready for Tour Down Under

Mannum Institute upgrade takes shape

A $182,000 upgrade of the historic Mannum Institute’s ground floor has been completed, as the building prepares to be reactivated in 2020.

Media Release - 2 January 2020 - Mannum Institute Upgrade Takes Shape

Mid Murray on the Move! - Economic, Tourism & Development News

An initiative of the Mid Murray Council, this newsletter is about promoting and sharing economic, tourism and development news that is occurring throughout our region.

Newsletter 6 - December 2019

New playground, riverfront upgrades to rejuvenate Mannum's Mary Ann Reserve

Mary Ann Reserve is being made safer and more enjoyable for river users and residents with the first stage of works now underway.

Media Release - 17 December 2019 - Riverfront Upgrades to Mary Ann Reserve

Community Reference Group appointed to guide Animal Management Plan Review

A veterinarian, vet nurse, former dog breeder and a passionate animal advocate will work with the Mid Murray Council to help shape the future of dog and cat management in the region.

Media Release - 17 December 2019 - Community Reference Group Appointed, Animal Management Plan Review

Changes to Morgan Riverfront Houseboat Mooring Zone

Community input has helped refine improvements to houseboat mooring on Morgan's popular riverfront.

Media Release - 17 December 2019 - Changes to Morgan Riverfront Houseboat Mooring Zone

Public Bin Banks - Gone for Good!

The last public bin banks in popular Murray River holiday communities at Brenda Park, Pelican Point and Scotts Creek will be removed in a bid to stop illegal dumping and improve waste management.

Media Release - 27 November 2019 - Public Bin Banks - Gone for Good!

Community Opportunity to Help Shape Mid Murray's New Animal Management Plan

Mid Murray residents will soon have the chance to have their say on how to improve the management of dogs and cats in the district.

Media Release - 26 November 2019 - Community Opportunity to Help Shape Mid Murray's New Animal Management Plan

Council Shares $40,000 in Grants to Help Deliver Mid Murray Community Projects

From community Christmas carols to barbecue fundraisers and supporting emerging local athletes to compete on a world stage – 31 organisations and individuals from across the Mid Murray district have been given a helping hand.

Media Release - 26 November 2019 - Council Shares $40,000 in Grants to Help Deliver Mid Murray Community Projects

River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve is first in Australia

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has officially named the new River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve, in South Australia’s Mid Murray district, as one of the most magnificent places on Earth to see the night sky.

Photography supplied by:
@row_an_james                    @row_an_james                  @asymmetricalshots

Bear Rock Night Sky River Night Sky Night Sky Windmill

Media Release - 7 November 2019 - River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve is first in Australia

Media Fact Sheet - River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve

Map - River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve

Media Contact List - River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve

Morgan Boat Ramp to Remain Open for Summer

Further upgrades to improve the gradient of the Morgan Boat Ramp and install new pontoons will be carried out after the peak summer season to minimise disruption to river users.

Media Statement - Morgan Boat Ramp to Remain Open for Summer

Trains, boats and engines to bring Morgan alive next weekend

Morgan will certainly be alive on the 16th and 17th November with the biennial Morgan Living River two-day festival.

Traditionally a celebration of putt putts lining the magnificent riverbank at Morgan, 2019 will also remember the 50th anniversary of the last train to depart Morgan, the Duchess of Gloucester.

Putt putt, wooden boats and engines will be on display, live riverbank entertainment, one hour cruises offered by the PS Marion and PW Oscar W and a PS Marion 3.5 hour lunch cruise on Sunday 17th celebrating the 25th anniversary since her recommissioning.

$2.00 entry and children under 12 free, proceeds to the PS Canally restoration project and Morgan community projects. Saturday 16th November 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. and Sunday 17th November 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

For further event information contact the Morgan Visitor Information Office on

85402643 or www.morganlivingriver.com.au.

MEDIA RELEASE – Trains, Boats and Engines to bring Morgan alive this November

An Artistic Journey of Love

Media Release - 30 October 2019 - An Artistic Journey of Love

AFL Star to Join Mannum Fun Run and Walk

Media Release - 30 October 2019 - AFL Star to join Mannum Fun Run and Walk

State Government Signs on as Murray Coorong Trail Partner

Media Release - 23 October 2019 - State Government Signs on as Murray Coorong Trail Partner

Morgan Riverfront Changes to Improve Houseboat Mooring Zone

Media Release - 17 October 2019 - Morgan Riverfront Changes to Improve Houseboat Mooring Zone

Solid Waste Levy Impacts and Mid Murray Dump Fees

Media Release - 17 October 2019 - Solid Waste Levy Impacts and Mid Murray Dump Fees

Palmer Hot Rod Street Party

Palmer will come alive on Sunday 6th October (October long weekend) with sounds, colour and chrome of Hot Rods, Classics and Customs at the annual Palmer Street Party.

Nestled in the Adelaide foothills, join the Bear Rock Rodders and the Palmer community from 10am to 4pm for this popular event with live entertainment featuring DJ Jess and the Rhythm Cats.

For further information contact Julie on 0407779972.

Cadell Celebrates 100 years

Media Release - 10 Sept 2019 - Cadell Centennial

Program of Events

Last Trip for 2019 for the PS Marion 

Media Release - Last Trip for 2019 for the PS Marion(418 kb)

Sala Extended until the end of September 

Media Release - 22 Aug 2019 - Sala Extends until end of Sept(96 kb)

New Public Toilets For Greenways Landing

Media Release – 19 August 2019 - New Public Toilets For Greenways Landing(150 kb)

Northern Ranger service

Media Release - 23 July 2019 - Northern Ranger service(80 kb)

STARclub success

Media Release - 16 July 2019 - STARclub success(78 kb)

Annual Business Plan and Budget

Media Release - 11 July 2019 - Council adopts Annual Business Plan and Budget(104 kb)

Supplementary election result

Media Release - 11 July 2019 - Supplementary election result(73 kb)

Cambrai pool update

Media Release - 10 July 2019 - Cambrai pool update(102 kb)

Solid waste levy increase

Media Release - 21 June 2019 - Solid waste levy increase(153 kb)

ABP and Budget Update

Media Release - 14 June 2019 - ABP and Budget Update(31 kb)

Resource sharing win for Council

Media Release - 7 June 2019 - Resource sharing win for Council(105 kb)

Battle of Strength at the 2019 SA Truck and Ute Show at Mannum

It will be strength -v- steel at the 2019 SA Truck & Ute Show at Mannum Sunday 9th during the June long weekend.

Adelaide strongman, Jordan ‘Biggie’ Steffens will attempt to pull a prime mover and B Double trailer set over 20 metres along River Lane and Mannum’s main street at this year’s event and is sure to delight the many visitors this event has attracted over the past 8 years.

This award winning event takes over the main street of Mannum and the picturesque Mary Ann Reserve with prime movers, utes and 4 WD’s of all shapes and sizes.   The volunteers of the PS Marion will be offering one hour cruises and there will be live entertainment featuring Crossfire and Lee Brocky and the Outback Overdrive throughout the day.

The SA Truck & Ute Show presented by the Mannum Progress Association commences at 10.00 a.m. and concludes at 4.00 p.m.  Entry is $5.00 per person and children under 16 are free.

For further information contact the Mannum Visitor Information Centre on 8569 1303 or visit www.satruckanduteshow.com.au.

Media Release - SA Truck and Ute Show Mannum 2019(812 kb)

Mid Murray Community Grants Round 2 List

Media Release - 21 May 2019 - Mid Murray Community Grants Round 2 List(140 kb)

Bowhill Kayak Fishing Competition - 17, 18 & 19 May (this weekend)

It’s time to dust off that kayak or canoe, grab your fishing rod and make your way to the second  Bowhill Kayak Fishing Competition this weekend.

Record entries have been received for this unique event on tomorrow  on tomorrow at the magnificent riverside town of Bowhill and there is still time to enter for this 3 day event and loads of prizes to be won.

Event registrations are $120.00 with entrants receiving over $60 worth of fishing goodies on entry, 2 evening meals and an opportunity to enjoy some of the best Murray River scenery on offer.

Event proceeds assist our returned veterans and the Bowhill Progress Association.  For further information contact Shane McGrath on 0458440231 or the Mannum Visitor Information Centre on 85691303.

Draft ABP and Budget

Media Release - 16 May 2019 - Draft ABP and Budget(106 kb)

Dark Sky Reserve a step closer for Mid Murray

Media Release - 7 May 2019 - Dark Sky Reserve a step closer for Mid Murray(147 kb)

Mid Murray Wins $568,000 For Swan Reach, Nildottie Trail Projects

Media Release - 3 May 2019 - Mid Murray Wins $568,000 For Swan Reach, Nildottie Trail Projects(118 kb)

Enjoy the Easter break and some riverfront fairs and events in the Mid Murray Council region

Over the Easter break, many of our river towns are conducting fairs and events on Easter Saturday including the Purnong's Trash and Treasure at the Purnong District Hall commencing at 8.30 a.m., the Swan Reach Easter Fair with markets, food and even a Dog Show commencing at 10.00 a.m. at Len White Reserve on the riverfront and Morgan's famous Lion's Easter Bazaar will be on again.

This year Morgan will have the Murray River Giant Pumpkin Competition on the magnificent Morgan Riverfront and the Morgan Lion's auction from 8.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.

On Easter Sunday Cadell are holding a Family Fun Day at the Cadell Tennis Courts and the Lutheran Church at Mannum will be presenting a free breakfast and live entertainment at Arnold Park from 7.00 a.m.

For more info contact the Mannum Visitor Information Office on 85691303 and the Visit Morgan Visitor Information Office on 85402643.

Murray River Giant Pumpkin Competition Flyer

Purnong District Hall Trash & Treasure Flyer

New Waste Collection Service For Shack Areas

Media Release - 2 April 2019 - New Waste Collection Service For Shack Areas(191 kb)

Media Release - Priority Listing For Truro Bypass Welcomed

Media Release - 2 April 2019 - Priority Listing For Truro Bypass Welcomed(76 kb)

Classic and Electric Cars on Display at Swan Reach River Run Event

Classic cars from across the State will make their way to Swan Reach on Sunday 7th April for the second Swan Reach River Run.

Media Release - 29 March 2019 - Swan Reach Classic Car event 2019(235 kb)

Mid Murray Council Appoints New CEO

Media Release - 27 March 2019 - Mid Murray Council Appoints New CEO(3454 kb)

Visitors Double Under New Pool Partnership

Media Release - 25 March 2019 - Visitors Double Under New Pool Partnership(97 kb)

Mannum Hot Rod Show 2019

Media Release - 6 March 2019 - Mannum Hot Rod Day 2019(776 kb)

Mid Murray Awards $3500 For Mannum Events, Swan Reach Sports Club

Media Release - 4 March 2019 - Mid Murray Awards $3500 For Mannum Events, Swan Reach Sports Club(85 kb)

New Fuelling Station at Mannum Waters Launched

Media Release - 1 February 2019 - New Fuelling Station at Mannum Waters Launched(106 kb)

Cowirra To Connect To Wastewater Scheme

Media Release - 1 February 2019 - Cowirra To Connect To Wastewater Scheme(76 kb)

Community Shares Vision For Mannum Institute

Media Release - 25 January 2019 - Community Shares Vision For Mannum Institute(76 kb)

Mooring Reminder To Houseboat Users

Media Release - 24 January 2019- Mooring Reminder To Houseboat Users(75 kb)

Lucky 13 For Mid Murray $1m Drought Fund

Media Release - 21 January 2019 - Lucky 13 For Mid Murray $1m Drought Fund(83 kb)

Cash For Splash – Mid Murray Allocates Federal Drought Assistance Money For Cambrai Pool

Media Release - 16 January 2019 - Cash For Splash – Mid Murray Allocates Federal Drought Assistance Money For Cambrai Pool(319 kb)

Cambrai’s Summer Pool Party Set To Make A Splash

Media Release - 11 January 2019 - Cambrai’s Summer Pool Party Set To Make A Splash(116 kb)

Media Release - Mid Murray Awards $28,700 In Community Grants

Media Release - 18 December 2018 - Mid Murray Awards $28,700 In Community Grants(113 kb)

Morgan Christmas Magic 

Mid Murray Christmas magic is everywhere!  The Morgan Christmas Fair and Pageant will be presented by the Morgan & Districts Lions Club on Saturday 8th December at the magnificent Morgan Riverfront.

This award winning Riverland event commences at 3.00 p.m. with loads of Christmas cheer at the riverfront fair followed by the Morgan Christmas pageant which sets off through Morgan’s heritage filled streets at 6.15 pm concluding in a spectacular fireworks display at 9.15 pm, Live entertainment with Highway One and Santa will be there with gift bags for the kids.

The Morgan community love showcasing their town and the pageant is a must with amazing floats and Morgan’s community creations at their best!

Morgan Christmas Fair & Pageant 2018(203 kb)

All Steamed Up - A Fantastic Success

Mannum was certainly all steamed up on the Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November with the celebration of boats, blacksmiths, engines and steam.>

The 2018 All Steamed UP event attracted 9000 visitors over the two days with heritage paddle steamers and private paddle, wooden and classic boats lining the picturesque Mary Ann Reserve.  May heritage vessel volunteers made the long journeys to Mannum including he PS Oscar W from Goolwa and the PS Industry making the trip down from Renmark. Mannum’s PS Marion and PW Mayflower joined the celebrations along with the largest congregation of blacksmiths in South Australia including 37 volunteers from the South Australian Artist Blacksmith Association and visiting international blacksmith John McLellan from California.

Mayor Dave Burgess officially launched the replica Shearer Steam Carriage project on the Sunday and highlighted the amazing efforts of Doug Baker who has lead the replica project over the past two years.

“We are extremely fortunate in our Council region to have so many wonderful volunteers as without them we would not have seen such a magnificent event this weekend”.

“The inventive genius and commitment of Doug Baker, Bruce Weir-Smith here today and the many volunteers involved in the replica carriage project to bring the project to life today is truly outstanding.”

“We certainly look forward to the day the car is operational and we see Mannum’s engineering heritage operate down the Main Street of Mannum as David Shearer did 120 years ago.”

“I would certainly like to thank the many volunteers involved in the All Steamed Up event and the Building Betters Regions fund for their support.”

Engine displays of all shapes and sizes lined Arnold Park next to the ferry and the Museum opened its doors as part of the vent with outdoor drag saw demonstrations, the iconic Key Beam Engine steaming in the Randell Steam Shed and the All Steamed UP interactive display was moving fasting than the many boats on the water on the day!

Steam traction engines moved around Mary Ann Reserve and we even saw a Steam Truck make its way down Mannum’s main street to the delight of many visitors.

There were vintage and classic car displays, Mannum rowers challenging paddle boats, high speedboat displays, steam trains, all was need was aeroplanes and they would have had it all.

Mannum was certainly the Echuca of South Australia on the All Steamed Up weekend celebrating Mannum as the birthplace of the paddle steamer the PS Mary Ann in 1853 and Australia’s first steam carriage with a differential by David Shearer in 1897.

Mannum and the Murray River was certainly showcased with a story in the Sunday Mail and Brenton Ragless and his family visited the event and sent for a cruise on the PS Marion.  Brenton loves steam engines and had a chat with our steam volunteers including Ian ‘Johno’ Johnson in the Randell Steam Shed.

A big thank you to our many volunteers involved in this event and we look forward to the 2020 event!

More Photos:  All Steamed Up(123 kb)

Media Release - Mannum, Cambrai Swimming Pools Open Just In Time For Summer

Media Release - 27 November 2018 - Mannum, Cambrai Swimming Pools Open Just In Time For Summer(97 kb)

Media Release - Mannum Community’s Last Chance To Have Say On Vision For Historic Institute

Media Release - 19 Novemer 2018 - Mannum Community’s Last Chance To Have Say On Vision For Historic Institute(129 kb)

Media Release -  Largest congregation of steam boats at the All Steamed Up Event at Mannum next weekend

Media Release - Largest Congregation of Steam Boats(283 kb)

Media Release - Formal Fundraiser To Support Domestic Violence Services In Mid Murray

Media Release - 29 October 2018 - Formal Fundraiser To Support Domestic Violence Services In Mid Murray(109 kb)

Media Release - Thunderbird And Pro Rider Secured For Mannum Fun Run

Media Release - 24 October 2018 - Thunderbird And Pro Rider Secured For Mannum Fun Run(79 kb)

Media Release - Eudunda Road $1.6m Upgrade Goes Ahead

Media Release - 19 October 2018 - Eudunda Road $1.6m Upgrade Goes Ahead(74 kb)

Mid Murray Council Announces First Heritage Lisitings

Media Release - 15 October 2018 - Mid Murray Council Announces First Heritage Listings(80 kb)

Fresh Frenzy Makes Big Impact In Schools

Media Release - 16 October 2018 - Fresh Frenzy Makes Big Impact In Schools(81 kb)

Council And Truro Association Call For Fast-Tracking Of Truro Bypass

Media Release - 15 October 2018 - Council And Truro Association Call For Fast-Tracking Of Truro Bypass(77 kb)

Mannum Institute Open Days

Media Release - 28 September 2018 - Mannum Institute Open Days(94 kb)

Award-Winning Starclub Program Backed to 2021

Media Release - 27 September 2018 - Award-Winning Starclub Program Backed To 2021(241 kb)

2018 Palmer Hot Rod Street Party this Sunday

Media Release - 26 September 2018 - Palmer Hot Rod Street Party this Sunday(768 kb)

Cambrai Pool Set For Repairs, Extended Hours

Media Release – 18 September 2018 - Cambrai Pool Set For Repairs, Extended Hours(75 kb)

Efforts Continue To Secure Doctor For Morgan

Media Release - 17 September 2018 - Efforts Continue To Secure Doctor For Morgan(86 kb)

Council Purchases Historic Mannum Institute, Plans to Reopen to Public

Media Release - 7 September 2018 - Council Purchases Historical Mannum Institute, Plans to ...(175 kb)

Council Increases Northern Ranger Service

Media Release - 31 August 2018 - Council Increases Northern Ranger Service(74 kb)

Council Supports Murray Cod Restock

Media Release - 22 August 2018 - Council Supports Murray Cod Restock(73 kb)

Grant Secures Mannum Men's Shed Expansion

Media Release - 22 August 2018 - Grant Secures Mannum Men's Shed Expansion(73 kb)

SALA Festival Mannum "Water - Our Life Source"

Media Release - 6 August 2018 - SALA Festival Mannum - Water Our Life Source(116 kb)

Mid Murray Children's Development Program Invited to Present on National Stage

Media Release - 3 August 2018 - Mid Murray Children's Development Program Invited to Present on National Stage(106 kb)

Mannum invaded for Game Obsession Expo this Sunday

Media Release - 31 July 2018 - Mannum invaded for Game Obsession Expo this Sunday(776 kb)

Mid Murray Community Plays Role in Final Mary Ann Reserve Concept Design

Media Release - 23 July 2018 - Mid Murray Community Plays Role in Final Mary Ann Reserve Concept Design(71 kb)

NAIDOC Week Celebrations 8 - 15 July 2018

Media Release - 26 June 2018 - NAIDOC Week Celebrations

Solid Waste Levy Rise Should Fund Local Waste Initiatives, says Mid Murray Council

Media Release - 27 June 2018 - Solid Waste Levy Rise Should Fund Local Waste Initiatives, says Mid Murray Council(69 kb)

Bowhill Kayak fishing Competition

Media Release - 21 June 2018- Bowhill Kayak fishing Competition(129 kb)

Learn a Language from a Universe Far Far Away at the Mannum Game Obsession Expo

Media Release - 20 June 2018 - Learn Klingon language at Mannum's Game Obsession Expo(123 kb)

Mid Murray Council Calls for Action on State Government Compliance Costs

Media Release - 25 June 2018 - Mid Murray Council Calls for Action on State Government Compliance Costs(69 kb)

Proactive Carp Disposal Plan Considered by Mid Murray Council

Media Release - 13 June 2018 - Proactive Carp Disposal Plan Considered by Mid Murray Council(75 kb)

The Story of Anne Frank Comes to Morgan

Media Release - 6 June 2018 - The Story of Anne Frank Comes to Morgan(722 kb)

Community chips in to begin Palmer Nature Playspace development

Media Release - 5 June 2018 - Community chips in to begin Palmer Nature Playspace development(243 kb)

Remarkable Women Touring Across Australia

Mannum’s Women of the River Country exhibition has been travelling across the Murray Darling Basin for the past 3 years and was launched at the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery on 4th May 2018.

It was wonderful to see the Great Grandson of Captain William Randell at the launch, Toby Forwood and his wife Mimi (pictured). Captain William Randell built the first paddle steamer on the Murray River at Mannum in 1853, the PS Mary Ann.  Mary Ann Reserve at Mannum was named after the PS Mary Ann and the vessel was named after William’s mother Mary Ann Randell who is also profiled in the exhibition.

The Women of the River Exhibition will be on show at the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery until the 10th June 2018 and will then make its way to the Australian Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour, Sydney from the 20th June to the 20th September 2018 which is an amazing coup for the volunteers and staff of the Mannum Dock Museum who produced the exhibition.

For further information contact the Mannum Dock Museum on 85692733 or visit www.psmarion.com

Media release - 24 May 2018 - Remarkable river women touring across Australia(383 kb)

Sedan Swap Meet - Sunday 17th June 2018

Sedan Swap Meet is now one of the biggest in SA…. Last years’ event attracted thousands of people.  A local event with something for all the family with sellers travelling from across the board and the State on the look-out for rare and vintage items.

It is not only an event for motoring enthusiasts…. Sedan Swap Meet brings out retro, antique and bric a brac treasures.

Unique bric a brac and farm items, local farm produce, as well as plants, arts and crafts and hand-made items also feature,

For further information – Dennis McCarthy on 0427 120 640

Email – fordman1916@gmail.com

Media Release - Sedan Swap Meet 2018(64 kb)

A Cruising Jazz Christmas in July

Celebrating Christmas mid-year is now a culinary tradition we can enjoy on board the Paddle Steamer Marion as she cruises the magnificent Murray from Mannum  to Bowhill in July.

Whilst cruising with Jazz as the paddle wheel turns and the steam whistle roars, a sumptuous traditional Christmas fare cooked on board will be served culminating in a homemade pudding just like Grandma makes.

Two luncheon cruises are scheduled with the first departing Saturday 14th July at 11.30 a.m. from Mannum where you will listen to the melodic sounds of All 4 Jazz, a traditional jazz quartet on the top deck followed by a superb buffet luncheon presented by Chef Derek on the original wood oven creating the tastes like Grandma use to make.

You will arrive in the picturesque township of Bowhill around 3pm where a bus will await to return you back to your departure port in Mannum.

For bookings and further information contact the Mannum Visitor Information Centre on 85691303 or www.psmarion.com

Media Release - 24 May 2018 - Cruising Christmas in July 2018(328 kb)

Works To Begin On Historic Morgan Wharf Remediation Project

Media Release - 25 May 2018 - Works To Begin On Historic Morgan Wharf Remediation Project(73 kb)

Mannum Truck and Ute Show - Sunday 10 June

Media Release - 24 May 2018 - SA Truck and Ute Show Mannum 2018 (315 kb)

Mid Murray Opens Consultation On 18-19 Business Plan

Media Release - 11 May 2018 - Mid Murray Opens Consultation on 18-19 Business Plan(134 kb)

Award Winning Mid Murray Council Supports STARCLUB Success

Media Release - 26 April 2018 - Award Winning Mid Murray Council Supports STARCLUB success(134kb)

Youth Focus a Priority for Mid Murray Council

Media Release - 24 April 2018 - Youth Focus a Priority for Mid Murray Council(72 kb)

Day on the Farm at Cordola

Media Release - Day on the Farm at Cordola(191 kb)

Historic Stone Walls to be Studied by Mid Murray Council as Future Tourism Asset

Media Release - 23 April 2018 - Historic Stone Walls to be Studied by Mid Murray Council as Future Tourism Asset(73 kb)

Media Release – Juxtapose Exhibition profiles works of award winning junk artist at Mannum

The Arnold Gallery at the Mannum Dock Museum is alive with vibrant colour and contrasting effect by local award winning junk artist Steve Oatway.

“Juxtapose” brings works close together for contrasting effect with a touch of retrospect.

Steve Oatway believes his exhibition is a reflection of a quote by guitarist Pat Metheny, ‘I’m always trying to find ‘connections’ between things. That art is the juxtaposition of a lot of things that seem unrelated but add up to something recognisable”.

A breathtaking collection of sculpture, vibrant colour and innovation is on show until the end of June with Free Entry at the Arnold Gallery, Mannum Dock Museum, 6 Randell Street Mannum, Open 7 days. www.psmarion.com

Media Release - Juxtapose Exhibition at Arnold Gallery Mannum(157 kb)

Mid Murray Council's Chief Executive Officer Receives Prestigious Award Amongst His Peers

Media Release - 12 April 2018 - Mid Murray Council's Chief Executive Officer Receives Prestigious Award Amongst His Peers(103 kb)

Mid Murray Council Counting Costs of Ongoing Corella Control Measures

Media Release - 11 April 2018 - Mid Murray Council Counting Costs of Ongoing Corella Control Measures(79 kb)

Media Release - Classic Car and Music Festival to launch Murray Mallee Motor Vehicle Gallery at Swan Reach

Media Release Swan Reach Classic Car event(194 kb)

Work to Begin on Swan Reach Riverfront Masterplan after Funding Win

Media Release - 9 April 2018 - Work to Begin on Swan Reach Riverfront Masterplan after Funding Win(72 kb)

Media Release - Mid Murray Council to Overhaul Stormwater Management Plan

Mid Murray Council to Overhaul Stormwater Management Plan(70 kb)

Annual Harvest Festival and Murray River Giant Pumpkin Competition this Easter Saturday at Cadell
Mid Murray Lobbies for Murray Darling Royal Commission Hearing

Media Release - Mid Murray Lobbies for Murray Darling Royal Commission Hearing(82 kb)

Mannum Hot Rod Show this Sunday

Media Release - Mannum Hot Rod Show this Sunday(776 kb)

Mid Murray Seniors Encouraged to get 'Tech Savvy' with Free Digital Training

Media Release - 26 February 2018 - Mid Murray Seniors Encouraged to get 'Tech Savvy' with Free Digital Training(77 kb)

Council invests in ‘priority’ repairs for Mannum Leisure Centre

Media Release - Council invests in ‘priority’ repairs for Mannum Leisure Centre(91 kb)

Community of Bowhill Brought up to Speed with Public WiFi Hotspot

Media Release - 16 February 2018 - Community of Bowhill Bought up to Speed with Public WiFi Hotspot(128 kb)

Mid Murray Council to put in Expression of Interest for Old Mannum Institute

Media Release - 16 February 2018 - Mid Murray Council to put in Expression of Interest for Old Mannum Institute(149 kb)

New Location for Large Vessel Mooring Facility at Swan Reach as Community Views Sought

Media Release - 15 February 2018 - New Location for Large Vessel Mooring Facility at Swan Reach as Community Views Sought(107 kb)

Culinary first for Mannum as Murray River experience features in Tasting Australia

Media Release - 12 February 2018 - Culinary first for Mannum as Murray River experience features in Tasting Australia(115 kb)

Pioneering Fresh Frenzy program set to revive healthy eating habits in Mid Murray schools.

Media Release - 5 February 2018 - Pioneering Fresh Frenzy program set to revive healthy eating habits in Mid Murray schools(363 kb)

New safety works around Mannum Community College to encourage active travel

Media Release - 25 January 2018 - New safety works around Mannum Community College to encourage active travel(78 kb)

Mannum's Tesla Charging Station Bid Tipped to Provide Major Boost to Murraylands Region

Media Release - 18 January 2018 - Mannum’s Tesla Charging Station Plans Tipped to Provide Major Boost to Murraylands Region(72 kb)

Council Seeks Resolution on Mannum Wastewater Treatment Plant Relocation

Media Release - 17 January 2018 - Council Seeks Resolution on Mannum Wastewater Treatment Plant Relocation(73 kb)

Mid Murray Council Supports RSL Plans for Showgrounds Site

Media Release - 17 January 2018 - Mid Murray Council Supports RSL Plans for Showgrounds Site(68 kb)

Mid Murray Council to Align Library Services Under New Strategic Plan

Media Release - 15 December 2017 - Mid Murray Council to Align Library Services Under New Strategic Plan(103 kb)

Mannum's Kim Furler Wins Town Crier Role

Media Release - 14 December 2017 - Mannum’s Kim Furler Wins Town Crier Role(80 kb)

Alternative Sites Considered for Large Vessel Mooring Facility at Swan Reach

Media Release - 14 December 2017 - Alternative Sites Considered for Large Vessel Mooring Facility at Swan Reach(75 kb)

State Government Funds Vital Mid Murray Transport Service to 2020

Media Release - 11 December 2017 - State Government Funds Vital Mid Murray Transport Service to 2020(75 kb)

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