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ReUse Market under construction
22 February

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. Thomson Bilt began construction on the offloading and storage shed in late January 2018. The $560,000 facility is on track to be operational by October 2018. Read full article

Taxi Regulation
21 February

At its meeting on Tuesday 20 February 2018, ​the City of Mount Gambier resolved to support the local and wider taxi industry to lobby the State Government for improved state wide regulation and oversight of regional taxi services. Such support might occur as part of the transition of the Mount Gambier taxi industry from a Council regulated, to a state regulated environment. Read full article

$250,000 Rail Trail Funding Boost
20 February

The City of Mount Gambier welcomes a $250,000 State Government funding boost announced this week to complete stage three of the Rail Trail project. The shared walking and cycling path will be extended 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 path. Read full article

2017 Mayor's Christmas Appeal recognition
20 February

City of Mount Gambier Mayor Andrew Lee is pleased to recognise the generous donors who contributed to the 2017 Mount Gambier Community Mayor’s Christmas Appeal. The appeal aims to raise much needed funds for distribution to local welfare agencies including the Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul Society, Uniting Care Mount Gambier, and Lifeline South East who provided food hampers and other benefits to the less fortunate at Christmas in 2017. Read full article

Mount Gambier Cultural Fund open for applications
20 February

The City of Mount Gambier Cultural Fund is open for applications. A total of $25,000 is available to local artists, community groups and not-for-profit organisations to support the delivery of inspiring, creative and contemporary projects that contribute to a connected, vibrant and culturally diverse community. Applications close on Wednesday 7 March 2018 at 5:00pm.Read full article

Taxi By-Law
19 February

The legislation that permitted Council to make the current Taxi By-Law was repealed by State Parliament on 31 March 2016. Therefore, the Taxi Regulation By-Law will not be replaced and Council’s Taxi Licensing scheme will cease on 1 January 2019. This means that Council will no longer regulate taxi fees or operating hours, undertake annual taxi/meter inspections, or deal with service complaints associated with taxi operations. Read full article

Into Africa With A Smile - Author Visit
16 February

Author Linda Bootherstone has travelled the world, exploring many continents and countries by motorcycle for more than 50 years. She has documented her adventures in three travel journals and will be at the Mount Gambier Library to discuss her latest book ‘Into Africa with a Smile’ on Monday 26 February, 2018 at 6:30pm. Read full article

City of Mount Gambier By-Law Review
16 February

Council is reviewing its By-Laws which will expire on 1 January 2019. A report will be considered by Council at its meeting this week that the proposed replacement By-Laws be endorsed before public consultation is sought. Council will also discuss the potential introduction of a Cats By-Law, particularly the enforcement and resource implications surrounding its implementation. Read full article

Imants Tillers 'Philosophy of Doubt'
14 February

​Internationally successful Australian contemporary artist Imants Tillers’ latest exhibition Philosophy of Doubt is on show at the Riddoch Art Gallery. Imants Tillers is considered to be one of Australia’s most prominent and thought provoking contemporary artists, using appropriated imagery and text as part of his work. The public is invited to attend opening night on Friday 23 February at 6:00pm. Imants Tillers will be present at the gallery and will conduct a tour and artist talk. Read full article

Limestone Coast Sculptors present 'Carve, Cut, Polish'
14 February

Limestone Coast Sculptors Kamunde Sadiki, Ivo Tadic, and Mark de Nys present limestone, metal and wood in abstract and figurative forms in the Carve, Cut, Polish exhibition on show at the Riddoch Art Gallery. The public is invited to attend opening night on Friday 23 February at 6:00pm. The exhibition is on show in the Cathleen Edkins Gallery, Riddoch Art Gallery Gallery until Sunday 11 March 2018. Read full article