Council Offices and Library Re-Open

In accordance with the latest expert advice and in particular, the Emergency Management (Stay at Home No 3) (COVID-19) (Revocation) Direction 2020, Council’s Offices (both at Mallala and Two Wells) will re-open from 9am, Monday 23 November 2020.

Council’s Library Service will also recommence as per usual operating hours, with our Two Wells branch open from 9am, Tuesday 24 November 2020.

Further to our precautionary action to shut our Two Wells Service Centre last week, this site has since undergone a thorough clean and we are confident that there are no immediate risks to the health and safety of our community or staff.

Hygiene and social distancing measures remain in place and must be adhered to, including regular hand washing/sanitising and observing the one (1) person per four (4) square metres rule, which means only one (1) customer at the front counter at any time.

We strongly encourage customers to consider alternatives, where possible, to visiting Council’s offices to request a service. Requests can be submitted by:

Council’s response to COVID-19 is being guided by the latest advice from government and health authorities. Further updates can be accessed at www.covid-19.sa.gov.au.

We appreciate your continued understanding and patience during this time.

COVID-19 Information

If you are concerned about COVID-19 go to the South Australian Government website dedicated to COVID-19 for the latest medical advice and official reports by clicking here https://www.sa.gov.au/covid-19.

For information relating to Adelaide Plains Council please visit www.apc.sa.gov.au/our-council/coronavirus-covid-19

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Dublin Anti-Dump Protest Statues

What does a rat, a cockroach, and a fly all have in common? Well, they're all commonly found in and around rubbish dumps - But Dublin's super size versions form part of an imaginative collection of scrap metal sculptures built not for arts sake, but to protest a controversial state government decision. Despite protests, the dump became a reality but twelve years down the track these quirky landmarks are still attracting plenty of attention.Back in the 1990's the area was earmarked to have a large waste dump built. Locals were concerned about the negative impact that the landfill and dumping would cause to the fragile environment. The Gulf St Vincent is the 4th most important shore-bird site in Australia and, in South Australia, is second to the Coorong for it's environmental importance.

The statues, made from farming scrap metal, were built as a very public protest to the South Australian government's plans. First built was the Tin Man, then the Environmental Observer and then came the Cockroach. Over time, a whole series of interesting and quirky sculptures appeared, including a rat, a toilet and a spaceship. The rat and cockroach represent the politicians of the time, the toilet as to the future cleanliness of the coastal waters and past Premier John Olsen was represented as Ned Kelly.It's now 15 years later and the sculptures still stand. Without the care and attention of the local landowners, they should have rusted and faded away years ago. These days they are a real talking point, interesting local attraction and a brilliant visual reminder about standing up and having a voice about the environment and conservation.

Cosi from South Aussie with Cosi has already saved the iconic ''Cockroach'' from the scrap yard by restoring and then spending 10 weeks on show in Rundle Mall it has returned home and can be seen from Port Wakefield Road. To see the video of history being made as they unloaded the Cockroach home.

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