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Community and Recreation Hub Engagement

Community and Recreation Hub Engagement
09 November

In the lead up to the release of a community postal survey later this month, the City of Mount Gambier is encouraging the community to be informed about the proposed Mount Gambier Community and Recreation Hub.

Council’s project team will hit the streets and will be present at a variety of locations throughout the city to answer questions about the facility.

“The facility will be designed for all year round, multi-purpose community and recreation activities for people of all ages and abilities,” City of Mount Gambier CEO Mark McShane said.

We’re encouraging people to find out more about what is proposed and ask any questions before they have their say in the postal vote.

Concept plans, frequently asked questions and a series of six fact sheets outlining further details about the aquatics, courts, entertainment, and community facilities, and the capital and operating costs are available at https://www.haveyoursaymountgambier.com.au/CaRH

“Members of our community are the most important stakeholders in this project. In the end, it is up to the community to decide if Council proceeds with the proposal, so now is the time to find out more.”

You can find the project team at the following locations:

DateTimeLocation
Sunday 11 November10:00am – 2:00pmMount Gambier Library Market
Monday 12 November12:00pm – 2:00pmCommerce Place, Commercial Street West (Old Bupa shop)
2:30pm – 5:30pmMount Gambier Central
Tuesday 13 November9:00am – 11:00amLibrary
11:30am – 3:00pmMount Gambier Central
12:00pm – 2:00pmCommerce Place, Commercial Street West (Old Bupa shop)
Wednesday 14 November11:00am – 3:00pmMount Gambier Central
12:00pm – 2:00pmCommerce Place, Commercial Street West (Old Bupa shop)
Thursday 15 November10:00am – 11:30amLibrary
12:00pm – 2:00pmCommerce Place, Commercial Street West (Old Bupa shop)
3:00pm – 7:30pmMount Gambier Central
Friday 16 November12:00pm – 2:00pmCommerce Place, Commercial Street West (Old Bupa shop)
2:00pm – 5:30pmMount Gambier Central
Saturday 17 November9:30am – 12:30pmMain Corner
10:00am – 12:00pmCommerce Place, Commercial Street West (Old Bupa shop)
12:30pmParty in the Park
Sunday 18 November10:00am – 3:00pmColes
Wednesday 21 November7:00pmEvening Information Session - City Hall


Market research company Market Solutions has been appointed to conduct a postal survey of more than 19,000 electors within the city to gauge community support for or against the proposed facility.

The survey will be distributed in late November 2018 and will be open for three weeks closing on 21 December 2018.

Voting slips will be mechanically processed and Council expects to receive the results by mid-January 2019.

“If the majority of the community votes yes, Council will submit a full business case submission to the Federal Government by 24 January 2019. If the community votes no, the project will not go ahead and the $15 million in Federal funds allocated to Mount Gambier specifically for the Community and Recreation Hub will be rejected,” Mr McShane said.

If you’d like the project team to visit your group or organisation email city@mountgambier.sa.gov.au

Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Media and Communications Coordinator Sharny McLean on 8721 2401 or smclean@mountgambier.sa.gov.au

Content authorised by City of Mount Gambier CEO Mark McShane, 10 Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier SA.