Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC Governor of South Australia toured Mount Gambier with City of Mount Gambier Mayor Lynette Martin OAM this morning during a fleeting visit to the region.
“We were very pleased to host Her Excellency on a tour of our city,” Mayor Martin said.
“We began with a working breakfast and briefing on Council matters with Elected Members, CEO Sarah Philpott, and General Managers. We discussed our unique environment and the significant economic and investment opportunities for our city.”
The Governor then met with local support agencies busy wrapping gifts at the Uniting Church for distribution as part of the Christmas Cheer program supported by the Mount Gambier Community Mayor’s Christmas Appeal.
“Her Excellency was particularly interested in the program and the service agencies who support our community during times of need,” Mayor Martin said.
The Governor then visited the Boandik Lodge Wellness Centre and took the opportunity to meet members of the Ascot Club at the facility.
The driving tour continued with a stopover at the Blue Lake and the Crater Lakes area and a drive past the Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre construction site at Olympic Park, Mount Gambier.
The Governor also toured Ryder Cheshire Homes before a luncheon held in her honour at City Hall.
“It was my great pleasure to visit the City of Mount Gambier for the first time in the vice-regal role,” the Governor said.
I was reminded of just how beautiful this part of the world is, with the Blue Lake and rolling countryside, as well as the strong sense of community spirit in this region. I enjoyed my visit very much and hope to return regularly. - Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC.
The Governor was then met by District Council of Grant Mayor Richard Sage for a tour of the council area this afternoon, followed by a trip to Robe hosted by Robe Mayor Alison Nunan.
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