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Immersive Storytelling project set to launch
05 February 2021

​The Mount Gambier Library Immersive Storytelling project will be launched at City Hall on Monday 15 February 2021 at 10:30am. Combining the use of Virtual Reality (VR) technology, oral history recordings and photographs from the Les Hill Historic Collection to create customised local content, the project aims to promote mental, social and emotional wellbeing for those in aged care. Read full article

Rail Trail extended to Tollner Road
03 February 2021

​The latest extension of the Mount Gambier Rail Trail has recently been completed with the trail now covering the city from the east to west boundary and completing the conversion of the entire former railway line. The shared path for cyclists and pedestrians was extended 1.2 kilometres from White Avenue to the city boundary on Tollner Road as part of stage four of the project. Read full article

Blue Lake path returns to two-way traffic
03 February 2021

​City of Mount Gambier has reinstated two-way pedestrian traffic around the entire Blue Lake exercise path. Council encourages people to continue to practise physical distancing and remain 1.5 metres away from other walkers and runners where practically possible. Read full article

Australia Day 2021 Citizenship Ceremony
26 January 2021

50 Mount Gambier residents were conferred as Australian citizens at a special Citizenship Ceremony hosted by City of Mount Gambier at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre on Australia Day 26 January 2021. Read full article

2021 Tertiary Health Education Grants Program
25 January 2021

​The Mount Gambier and District Tertiary Health Education Grant program will provide up to 12 financial grants to local students undertaking tertiary studies in 2021 within the health field and is now open for applications. The program supports City of Mount Gambier and District Council of Grant residents who are required to leave the region to undertake university studies in health skills shortage areas within the community. Read full article

Melaleuca Reserve Neighbourhood Pump Track
22 January 2021

Construction on the Melaleuca Reserve Neighbourhood Pump Track located on the corner of Douglas Street and Pressey Street has now been completed. The new 91 metre looped neighbourhood pump track replaces the BMX dirt track formerly used at the reserve. Read full article

2021 Australia Day Award recipients
15 January 2021

Two local lymphoedema advocates, a scout leader, a young humanitarian, a volunteer mental health and wellbeing coordinator and a recycled clothing event are among the 2021 City of Mount Gambier Australia Day Award winners. Read full article

Riddoch Collection explores blue origins
13 January 2021

​Inspired by the origins of the colour blue and Mount Gambier’s iconic Blue Lake, ‘The Blue Exhibition’ is currently on display at The Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre. Bringing together works from The Riddoch Collection, the exhibition celebrates the many shades and forms of blue. Read full article

Bike maintenance station installed along Rail Trail
12 January 2021

​A bike pump and maintenance station has been installed at the Mount Gambier Railway Lands, enabling cyclists to undertake maintenance and repairs at a central and convenient location along the popular Rail Trail shared path. Read full article

General Manager Shared Services appointed
12 January 2021

​The City of Mount Gambier has appointed a new General Manager Shared Services to the senior executive team. Commencing in the role this week, Darren Barber joins Council following his most recent role as Manager Organisational Development at Southern Grampians Shire. Read full article