In conjunction with SA Police, Council’s General Inspectors and members of the Executive Team were on patrol over the Easter long weekend to ensure that all non-essential travel was kept to a minimum. This was done in response to a request by the State and Federal Governments for everyone to stay home over the holiday period to maintain social distancing and reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. A number of townships, camp sites and caravan parks were inspected for potential holiday makers – but all was quiet on the Wattle Range front.
“I was extremely pleased to see the response from both our local community and those from further afield who all enjoy spending time in this beautiful part of the world,” said Mayor Des Noll.
“Everyone took the Government’s advice and stayed home for Easter. The mandated limitation on travel has proven to be an incredibly powerful strategy in beating the Coronavirus, and I thank everyone for doing their little bit to help.
"You only have to look to the Northern Hemisphere to see the potential consequences of getting this wrong, and I am so glad that we live where we do.
"Once the restrictions have been lifted, we will welcome our visitors back with open arms so they can enjoy the many wonderful experiences on offer in our back yard – but for now, a big thank you to everyone for staying home over Easter. Fortunately, the Easter Bunny had diplomatic immunity.”
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Mayor Des Noll
Telephone: (08) 8733 0900