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50 metre swimming pool to be refurbished
17 June

​City of Mount Gambier will refurbish the 50 metre outdoor pool at the Aquatic Centre to ensure it is compliant with contemporary standards and provide an additional 15 years of use. The decision follows a report presented to a Special Council Meeting on 3 June 2019. Council considered five confidential items relating to the Community and Recreation Hub project at the meeting. The reports were considered in confidence so as not to impact on Council’s commercial position when seeking bids to undertake the work. Read full article

Haigh's to cease sales at the Main Corner
11 June

Haigh's chocolate products will soon no longer be available at the Main Corner Complex as the company ​discontinues sales outside of Haigh's owned stores. The decision comes as the Board of Haigh's aims to realign with their core values. Read full article

Rural Romance Author with Local Origins
04 June

Rural romance author Maya Linnell will be at the Mount Gambier Library on Thursday 13 June at 7:00pm to launch her debut novel ‘Wildflower Ridge’, a heartfelt story of love and second chances. Read full article

Volunteers Required
31 May

​The Romans are coming, and we need help! Presented by the Riddoch Art Gallery, exclusively to South Australian audiences, Ancient Rome: The Empire that Shaped the World, is an award-winning exhibition, on display from Saturday 17 August 2019 - Sunday 10 November 2019. With over 200 exhibits including artefacts, catapults, frescoes, armour, weapons and busts painstakingly reconstructed from ancient Roman records, this exhibition will be bigger than Ben-Hur! We are looking for volunteers to help take part in this exciting and ambitious event. Read full article

City moves towards ‘RV friendly’ status
29 May

The newly developed recreational vehicle (RV) parking area based at Frew Park on Penola Road is ready for use after months of construction following demolition of the former St John Ambulance building. Read full article

Council backs 3 year funding agreement for SEAWL
24 May

​City of Mount Gambier has rescinded a resolution made on Tuesday 16 April 2019 to provide the South East Animal Welfare League (SEAWL) with $60,000 in 2019/20. Instead, at a meeting on Tuesday 21 May 2019 Council resolved to enter into a three year funding agreement with the District Council of Grant and SEAWL commencing 1 July 2019. Read full article

Blue Lake Golf Course leasing options discussed
23 May

The City of Mount Gambier discussed leasing options associated with the Queen Elizabeth Park Trust (QEPT) and the Blue Lake Golf Course in confidence at the Council meeting on Tuesday 21 May 2019. Read full article

Community and Rec Hub - What will we name it?
22 May

​​Council is seeking suggestions from the community for a new name for the $39.1 million Mount Gambier Community and Recreation Hub. Up to five names will be shortlisted by Council and put to a community vote.​ Read full article

Play On: The Art of Sport at the Riddoch
15 May

​The Riddoch Art Gallery will launch the touring exhibition Play On: the art of sport, on Friday 24 May 2019 at 6:00pm. A range of programs celebrating sport will follow to appease all sports fans. Read full article

Draft Budget released for community consultation
14 May

​Local residents are invited to participate in the community consultation process as part of the City of Mount Gambier 2019/2020 Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget review. Council formally endorsed the plan and budget at a special meeting on Monday 13 May 2019. The draft budget supports the strategies, initiatives, services and projects aligned with Council’s Community Plan – The Futures Paper (2016-2020), Long Term Financial Plan and Infrastructure and Asset Management Plans. Read full article