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Council adopts 2020/2021 Budget
25 June

​Following community consultation the City of Mount Gambier 2020/2021 Annual Business Plan and Budget was adopted at a Special Council Meeting held on Tuesday 23 June 2020. The budget outlines a total spend of $33.4 million in operating expenditure, depreciation of $7.5 million and total capital expenditure of $37.8 million for the delivery of services, programs and the maintenance of assets. Read full article

COVID-19 Library restrictions further eased
22 June

​With the State Government outlining further easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Mount Gambier Library continues to expand its service delivery. The next phase of the staged re-opening has seen the library opening hours extended, capacity limits further increased and time limits on visits removed. Read full article

SA Governor meets with Council leaders
16 June

His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia met recently with City of Mount Gambier representatives via online platform Zoom to learn about the Council’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full article

Limestone Coast Video Art Festival entries open
04 June

​The Riddoch Art Gallery is now calling for entries for the 2020 International Limestone Coast Video Art Festival. Australian and international video artists are invited to apply for a chance to win a grand prize of $3,000 cash and two subsequent prizes of $1,500. Read full article

Facilities re-open as COVID-19 restrictions ease
03 June

​As South Australia progresses to stage two easing of COVID-19 restrictions, City of Mount Gambier sites continue to adapt to ensure community safety and compliance with Government guidelines. Read full article

Capturing history with 'My COVID-19'
25 May

With COVID-19 restrictions starting to ease, City of Mount Gambier is calling on the community to share their experiences during the pandemic and be part of the local story ‘My COVID-19’. Submissions could be short stories or poems, artwork that has been inspired during this time, short films, clips or photographs. Read full article

Council bins green waste fee
21 May

​City of Mount Gambier residents will no longer have to pay an additional fee to subscribe to the kerbside FOGO (food organics/green organics) bin service from 1 July 2020 with Elected Members this week endorsing a plan to absorb the cost of the service into general rates for residential properties. Read full article

Council to trial bulky waste collection service
20 May

​City of Mount Gambier will trial a kerbside bulky waste collection over a six month period from 1 July 2020. Elected Members endorsed the ‘by-appointment’ waste option at last night’s May meeting as a further step towards supporting residents during COVID-19. Read full article

Citizens conferred electronically amidst COVID-19
18 May

​City of Mount Gambier hosted its first online Australian Citizenship Ceremony on Thursday 14 May 2020 with 23 residents conferred. Mayor Lynette Martin OAM presided over the ceremony, held via Zoom due to COVID-19. Read full article

Library to re-open - COVID-19 update
12 May

​The Mount Gambier Library is planning a staged approach to its re-opening following the release of the Federal and State Government roadmaps to COVID-19 recovery on Friday. The Library will re-open on Monday 18 May 2020 at 10:00am, with reduced opening hours and limited services in order to comply with strict State Government guidelines. Read full article