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Council services following COVID-19 SA lockdown

Council services following COVID-19 SA lockdown
23 November 2020

Council provides the following update regarding Council services.

Santa’s Boulevard event

The NF McDonnell and Sons Santa’s Boulevard drive through Christmas display will go ahead at the Blue Lake Sports Park on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 November 2020 between 7:00pm and 10:00pm.

Customer service counter – Civic Centre

The customer service counter at the Civic Centre is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

Residents are encouraged to use online payments where possible and to make enquiries via phone on 8721 2555, email or visit Council’s website

Kerbside bin collection

No changes to kerbside bin collection.

Waste Transfer Station

The Waste Transfer Station continues to operate from 7:30am until 12:00pm Monday to Friday and 2:00pm - 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday.

Staff are unable to assist with unloading.

ReUse Market

The ReUse Market is closed to the public with scheduled open days placed on hold.

Mount Gambier Library

The Library is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday and 9:00am to 1:00pm Saturday and Sunday.

Online services remain available at: and a ‘click and collect’ option is still available for loans.

The Riddoch Arts & Cultural Centre

The Riddoch Arts & Cultural Centre is open Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am until 2:00pm.

The Mount Gambier Visitor Centre

The Mount Gambier Visitor Centre is operating 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday and 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

Pop-up visitor servicing continues at tourist hotspots around the city.

Works Depot

The Works Depot is closed to the public however required works are continuing around the city.

Carinya Gardens Cemetery and Chapel

The Carinya Gardens Cemetery office is open from 9:30am until 3:00pm Monday to Friday.

Council Meetings

Details on how the public can access meetings during this time will be published on the corresponding agenda. Agendas and minutes of all meetings of Council can be found here.

Public facilities

All public playgrounds, skate parks and the Pump Track are now open.

In April 2020 City of Mount Gambier implemented a one-way foot traffic directive around the Blue Lake exercise path as a social distancing measure to minimise the risk of the spread of COVID-19. From Tuesday 17 November 2020, use of the path along John Watson Drive will return to two-way pedestrian traffic, however the 750 metre narrow length of path along Bay Road will remain one way, clockwise only.

Council acknowledges this disruption to services may cause inconvenience to the community, however it takes its responsibility for public health seriously and has based these decisions on the most current information and advice.

We will continue to review this situation and remain committed to providing services to our community for the long-term, with a focus on recovery as well as the immediate situation.

Stay up-to-date with Council’s response at

Barbara Cernovskis

City of Mount Gambier Acting CEO