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Capturing history with 'My COVID-19'
25 May

With COVID-19 restrictions starting to ease, City of Mount Gambier is calling on the community to share their experiences during the pandemic and be part of the local story ‘My COVID-19’. Submissions could be short stories or poems, artwork that has been inspired during this time, short films, clips or photographs. Read full article

Council bins green waste fee
21 May

​City of Mount Gambier residents will no longer have to pay an additional fee to subscribe to the kerbside FOGO (food organics/green organics) bin service from 1 July 2020 with Elected Members this week endorsing a plan to absorb the cost of the service into general rates for residential properties. Read full article

Council to trial bulky waste collection service
20 May

​City of Mount Gambier will trial a kerbside bulky waste collection over a six month period from 1 July 2020. Elected Members endorsed the ‘by-appointment’ waste option at last night’s May meeting as a further step towards supporting residents during COVID-19. Read full article

Citizens conferred electronically amidst COVID-19
18 May

​City of Mount Gambier hosted its first online Australian Citizenship Ceremony on Thursday 14 May 2020 with 23 residents conferred. Mayor Lynette Martin OAM presided over the ceremony, held via Zoom due to COVID-19. Read full article

Library to re-open - COVID-19 update
12 May

​The Mount Gambier Library is planning a staged approach to its re-opening following the release of the Federal and State Government roadmaps to COVID-19 recovery on Friday. The Library will re-open on Monday 18 May 2020 at 10:00am, with reduced opening hours and limited services in order to comply with strict State Government guidelines. Read full article

Rate relief on offer for businesses
11 May

​City of Mount Gambier will provide rate relief to businesses whose activity has been significantly impacted by COVID-19. At a special meeting of Council, held Thursday 7 May 2020, Council endorsed the move to refund or waive the equivalent of one quarter of the rates and Regional Landscape Levy, on application, for commercial properties based in Mount Gambier. Read full article

Community Development Fund applications open
07 May

​Applications are now open for a $200,000 COVID-19 Community Development Fund. The fund, established by City of Mount Gambier following endorsement at a special Council meeting this week, is intended to enable community and sporting groups to undertake works at their facilities during closures forced by COVID-19. Read full article

Local artist takes over Riddoch socials
06 May

​The Riddoch and Main Corner Complex have handed over their social media channels to accomplished local artist April Hague this week as part of the first programmed ‘takeover’ for the arts and cultural centre. Read full article

COVID-19 update - City playgrounds to re-open
04 May

​Playgrounds across the city will re-open this week following advice from the State Government over the weekend. City of Mount Gambier made the decision to close playgrounds, skate parks and the pump track in March to limit the spread of COVID-19 and discourage gatherings within the community. Read full article

2020/2021 Draft Budget open for consultation
27 April

​City of Mount Gambier residents are invited to provide feedback on the 2020/2021 Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget as part of the community consultation process. The draft plan and budget was formally endorsed at the April meeting of Council. Read full article