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City of Salisbury response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Released on 19 March 2020
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City of Salisbury is consistently monitoring the evolving threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in order to determine the most effective actions in line with advice from the State and Federal Governments and other key agencies.

The status of COVID-19 is rapidly changing and an internal team made up of representatives from across the organisation is in regular contact to ensure our responses are timely.

Council’s primary concern remains the health and welfare of all members of our community and our staff and the delivery of essential services.

We have put in place a number of measures to promote safety and reduce the potential for the spread of COVID-19.

We’ll continue to keep you updated on our social media platforms and website.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) Frequently Asked Questions

Update 1 April 2020

City of Salisbury to provide support for ratepayers

City of Salisbury will adopt a range of measures to support our residential and business communities during the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and throughout the forthcoming recovery period.

At a special meeting held earlier this evening (Wednesday, 1 April) Council moved to take a number of immediate actions in response to COVID-19 including:

  • Implementing Rate Payment Deferral for those ratepayers experiencing hardship due to COVID-19 so that the latest date for payment for the Fourth Quarter 2019/20 and the First Quarter 2020/21 is deferred to 1 December 2020. Fines for late payment will be waived during this time.
  • Developing a 2020/21 Draft Annual Plan and Budget which has a zero per cent rate increase (excluding growth) and no increase to fees and charges.
  • Initiating a COVID-19 Infrastructure Recovery Program which would see a total capital of $100 million spent across the next two financial years.
  • Extending the existing Hardship Policy to incorporate businesses and offer greater support for ratepayers.
  • Taking a flexible approach to timed parking restrictions where appropriate to allow residents to continue to access local businesses.

The measures come on the back of Council’s decision last week to waive lease fees for sporting and community clubs between April and June.

Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM said the City of Salisbury was committed to easing the financial pressure placed on ratepayers by the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.

“These measures are focused on supporting all parts of our community during what is an uncertain and difficult time for everybody,” Mayor Aldridge said.

“We are continuing to investigate ways in which we can further look after those within our community who are experiencing disadvantage as a result of COVID-19.”

Our previous updates

Read our previous updates here:

30 March 2020 - playgrounds, outdoor gyms and dog parks, closure - Chapel of the Holy Family Mausoleum, public gathering restrictions, mental health resources 
27 March 2020 - St Kilda Adventure Playground closed, library services, waste collection.
26 March 2020 - advice for use of parks, playgrounds and outdoor gyms, dog parks, public use barbeques, Justice of the Peace service, Jim Dandy Cafe, volunteer enquirie, immunisation clinic, recreation centres
24 March 2020 – 5.20pm – Late fees for rates to be waived, assistance for sporting and community clubs, care packages
24 March 2020 – 12.10pm – online library services, disability and senior services, Paralowie Garden, Council’s NDIS programs
23 March 2020 - social distancing, changes to food businesses and indoor groups
20 March 2020 – cancellation of events and programs, library borrowing
19 March 2020 - events and programs, what are we doing to reduce the spread of the virus



For the latest reliable information on COVID-19 please refer to one of the following sources:

SA Health
Australian Government Department of Health



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