The Council is comprised of a Mayor elected at large and eight Councillors who are elected to represent electors across the whole of the council area, rather than a particular ward.
Council has determined that Ordinary Meetings of Council will be held on the third Tuesday each month, in the Council Chamber, Civic Centre, 10 Watson Terrace.
View the archive of official council meeting agendas and minutes.
The City of Mount Gambier Estimated Resident Population for 2016 is 26,993, with a population density of 7.97 persons per hectare.
The City of Mount Gambier has a strong commitment to maintaining high standards of good governance. Council’s governance functions embody a range of legislative compliance obligations, and include Council’s decision making and delegation structures, Council policies and by-laws, and Elected Member and civic administration.
The 2020-2024 Strategic Plan and the Futures Paper are Council's key strategic documents and are supported by the Long Term Financial Plan, the Asset Management Plan and the Annual Budget. Successful implementation of the Community Plan is enhanced by a number of additional strategic documents also available on this page.
Local government in South Australia manages its finances conservatively under extreme constraints. On this page you will find a range of Council's financial documents.
In 2021/2022 it is anticipated that 70% or $22,766m of Council’s operating revenue will come from rate revenue. Council’s rating strategy uses a combination of a fixed charge on every rateable property and a differential or variable rating system, based on land use, when calculating general rates.
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