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Mayor's Message

The City of Mount Gambier accepted a petition signed by more than 10,000 community members in favour of the proposed $40million Mount Gambier Regional Sport and Recreation Centre at a Special Council meeting held on Tuesday 24 April 2018.

The proposed project will not proceed in its current form without external grant funding, so in addition to seeking Federal funds, Council will also lobby the State Government to contribute at least $10million as a vital portion of funding for the construction of the Sport and Recreation Centre. Council will also provide $10million to support the project.

Construction has begun at the Mount Gambier ReUse Market site located at 3 and 5 Eucalypt Drive, the former salvage yard site next to the Waste Transfer Station, with the $560,000 facility on track to be operational by October 2018.

Material that has no reuse value will be deposited into the waste bins at the existing Waste Transfer Station by those dropping it off, so it is important that people sort their material prior to arrival so it is easier to offload either at the ReUse Market facility or the Waste Transfer Station.

While the primary purpose of the facility is to sell items for reuse, the initiative plays an important role in meeting Council’s sustainability goals and work with the community to reduce unnecessary waste going to landfill.

The City of Mount Gambier has welcomed a $250,000 State Government funding boost, matched dollar for dollar by Council, to complete stage three of the Rail Trail project. Former South Australian Planning Minister Hon John Rau approved a Planning and Development Fund grant which will enable Council to complete the entire project over the next two financial years.

The shared walking and cycling pathway will extend the trail from Jubilee Highway West to Wandilo Road and past Pick Avenue to Jubilee Highway East, to link with a walking track at Blue Lake Sports Park, a total of 2.6 kilometres of extra pathway as part of stage three of the project.

Thank you for visiting our website and if you’re not a local, we hope you will come and visit us and enjoy the unique experience our City and region has to offer.