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2020 Tertiary Health Education Grants launched
21 January

The 2020 Mount Gambier and District Tertiary Health Education Grants Program was launched on Tuesday 21 January 2020. Now in its 14th year the program will provide financial grants to support local health students undertaking study outside the region. Applications are now open and students required to leave the region to undertake university studies in areas of health are encouraged to apply. Read full article

2020 Australia Day awardees announced
20 January

​Community minded citizens and a growing local event will be recognised for their achievements at the 2020 City of Mount Gambier Australia Day Breakfast and Awards Ceremony to be held at the Cave Garden on Sunday 26 January. Read full article

'The Ambassador' set to launch at The Riddoch
14 January

The Riddoch Art Gallery will present The Ambassador, a touring exhibition by Melbourne-based artist of Chinese-Singaporean descent Eugenia Lim. The exhibition opens on Friday 17 January 2020 at 6:00pm and presents Eugenia’s most recent work, The Ambassador series. Read full article

Council remains committed to cardboard recycling
20 December

​Residents should continue to put cardboard and paper in kerbside recycling bins despite a recent decline in the market value for the material. There will be no changes to the service at this time despite a recent decision by Green Triangle Recyclers to introduce a charge for accepting cardboard via their Eucalypt Drive facility. Read full article

Dig deep this festive season to support appeal
19 December

With Christmas less than one week away City of Mount Gambier Mayor Lynette Martin OAM is calling on the community to donate to the Mount Gambier Community Mayor’s Christmas Appeal in support of those in our community doing it tough this festive season. The appeal aims to raise funds for distribution to local welfare agencies including the Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul Society, Uniting Care, and Lifeline South East who are busy preparing for the distribution of food hampers and other assistance to the less fortunate in the Mount Gambier community this week. Read full article

City takes out Sustainable Communities Award
12 December

Mount Gambier has been crowned the 2019 KESAB Sustainable Communities (Tidy Towns) winner following on site judging last month. Mount Gambier was up against three other South Australian finalists including Whyalla, Streaky Bay and Kimba. Following the visits KESAB judge Alex Hammett recommended to the KESAB Board that Mount Gambier be crowned the overall South Australian winner. Read full article

Library to celebrate 10th birthday
11 December

Mount Gambier Library will celebrate its 10th birthday on Tuesday 17 December 2019 with a host of activities for the community to enjoy between 10:00am and 11:30am. Read full article

Community 'pumped' for project completion
05 December

Construction of the Mount Gambier Pump Track is nearing completion at Hastings Cunningham Reserve following weeks of construction by local trades, City of Mount Gambier depot staff and contractors Velosolutions. The construction site fencing will be removed this week signaling the completion of the highly anticipated facility. Read full article

‘12 Nights of Christmas’ set to light up Cave Garden
04 December

City of Mount Gambier has collaborated with renowned projection art creators Illuminart to deliver ‘12 Nights of Christmas’ with projections set to light up the Cave Garden precinct. The festive sound and light show will feature on the rear wall of The Riddoch & Main Corner Complex from Saturday 7 December 2019, running each evening for 12 consecutive nights, until Wednesday 18 December. Read full article

Community and Recreation Hub detailed design
03 December

Following months of behind the scenes work the detailed design of the Mount Gambier Community and Recreation Hub is now complete. The completion of the plans now enables Council and project architects DesignInc to release tender documentation to shortlisted construction companies as part of the select tender process following the recent expression of interest advertised on the open market. Read full article