Council has endorsed the 2021 - 2022 Partnership Priorities and Advocacy strategic working document outlining initiatives to help to facilitate the growth and prosperity of the local community, the Limestone Coast and South Australia.
The document highlights Council’s key priorities aligned with the City of Mount Gambier Strategic Plan 2020 - 2024.
“There will be a State and Federal election in 2022, and this document provides an opportunity to bring government attention to Council’s current areas of focus for partnership and funding opportunities,” City of Mount Gambier CEO Sarah Philpott said.
The areas of focus include:
These areas form the basis of the current and future work of Council, with objectives to maximise funding and advocacy opportunities as they arise to deliver sustainable economic, social, and environmental benefits for the community.
“As an example, the Crater Lakes Activation Plan will soon be developed and will provide guidance to enable the exploration of investment opportunities to sustainably showcase and make use of our unique natural assets.”
Activation plans also continue in the CBD with the development of the Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre, the Railway Lands and the exploration of tenancy options for the old Railway Station building. - City of Mount Gambier CEO Sarah Philpott
”The document also highlights the need for advocacy for equity of spending on bus services and the implementation of new bus routes as well as a desire to work in partnership to address housing accessibility in Mount Gambier.”
The Partnership Priorities and Advocacy document will be revised and updated annually to incorporate changes as Council and the implementation of its initiatives evolves.
“Councillors have been working on this strategic positioning document since October and we look forward to working in partnership with all levels of government to deliver on important shared outcomes.”
“This is a dynamic living reference document that will be reviewed and updated as the needs of our community change. We expect the key areas of focus to move depending on the landscape at any given time, therefore some aspects of the document may become more important and will be prioritised up the list and new areas of focus not included right now might be added,” Ms Philpott said.
View the 2021 - 2022 Partnership Priorities and Advocacy document here.
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