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City granted funds for Live Music Coordinator
12 August

City of Mount Gambier will begin recruitment for a Regional Live Music Coordinator following a funding announcement of $25,000 from Minister for Innovation and Skills Hon David Pisoni MP. The State Government grant was awarded as part of the Regional Accelerator Music Program (RAMP) which encompasses a series of activities designed to support regional musicians and live music opportunities across South Australia. Read full article

Rome comes to the Riddoch
08 August

​In a South Australian exclusive, the Riddoch Art Gallery will present the award-winning exhibition Ancient Rome: The Empire that Shaped the World. Created by renowned Italian artisans Niccolai – Teknoart Snc (Firenze) and Artisans of Florence, responsible for the remarkable Da Vinci exhibition, Ancient Rome will include more than 200 exhibits including artefacts, catapults, frescoes, armour, weapons and busts painstakingly reconstructed from ancient roman records. Read full article

Library and NVI to host 2019 GovHack
07 August

Following the success of both adults and high school students over the past five years the Mount Gambier Library will again host the GovHack Open Data Competition, this year in conjunction with eNVIsion Limestone Coast. Read full article

Illuminart to light up the Railway Lands
06 August

Animated projections will light up the Mount Gambier Railway Lands on Friday 23 August 2019 as Illuminart’s Travelling Light show comes to Mount Gambier as part of a grand projection art tour to celebrate the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival. Read full article

Pump track project to attract international events
05 August

​A ‘pump track’ will be constructed at Hastings Cunningham Reserve later this year. Swiss based company Velosolutions will work with the City of Mount Gambier to deliver the $150,000 project which includes the right to host at least two Red Bull Pump Track World Championship qualifying meetings locally. Read full article

Time capsule found at former Target site
31 July

​The former Target building on Ferrers Street Mount Gambier was demolished in the past few weeks and is being cleared to make way for the new Coles supermarket development to begin. During the works a foundation stone was salvaged, underneath which a time capsule and an additional historical stone were uncovered. Read full article

Rotary Club of Mount Gambier Lakes assists juniors
22 July

​The Rotary Club of Mount Gambier Lakes will donate $1,650 from the proceeds of the 2018 OneFortyOne Blue Lake Fun Run to financially disadvantaged junior sports people through the Junior Sports Assistance Fund. ​City of Mount Gambier Junior Sports Assistance Fund Presiding Member Cr Christian Greco said the club wished to assist financially disadvantaged junior sports people with the costs of their participation in their chosen sport. Read full article

Fund assists basketballers selected for national championships
10 July

​Five Mount Gambier junior basketballers were recently awarded a $350 donation from the Junior Sports Assistance Fund to assist with travel and associated costs to participate in the 2019 Australian National Basketball Championships to be held in Darwin. Read full article

Author of MH370-inspired thriller to visit Library
10 July

​Award winning journalist and political advisor Michael McGuire will be at the Mount Gambier Library on Monday 15 July at 7:00pm to speak about his new novel ‘Flight Risk’, a heart stopping airline thriller inspired by the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Read full article

Community and Recreation Hub Update
08 July

The City of Mount Gambier continues to refine the internal design features of the Community and Recreation Hub with architects CO-OP Studio and DesignInc. Detailed design options for the sports court flooring and aquatics facilities are currently being considered. Community and Recreation Hub Community Reference Group (CRG) members met with Elected Members and Council Officers on Thursday 4 July 2019 for an update on the project. Read full article