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Our City. Our Response. City of Mount Gambier continues to review its response to COVID-19 in an effort to protect the community and lead towards a strong recovery.
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Rate relief on offer for businesses
11 May

​City of Mount Gambier will provide rate relief to businesses whose activity has been significantly impacted by COVID-19. At a special meeting of Council, held Thursday 7 May 2020, Council endorsed the move to refund or waive the equivalent of one quarter of the rates and Regional Landscape Levy, on application, for commercial properties based in Mount Gambier. Read full article

Community Development Fund applications open
07 May

​Applications are now open for a $200,000 COVID-19 Community Development Fund. The fund, established by City of Mount Gambier following endorsement at a special Council meeting this week, is intended to enable community and sporting groups to undertake works at their facilities during closures forced by COVID-19. Read full article

Local artist takes over Riddoch socials
06 May

​The Riddoch and Main Corner Complex have handed over their social media channels to accomplished local artist April Hague this week as part of the first programmed ‘takeover’ for the arts and cultural centre. Read full article

COVID-19 update - City playgrounds to re-open
04 May

​Playgrounds across the city will re-open this week following advice from the State Government over the weekend. City of Mount Gambier made the decision to close playgrounds, skate parks and the pump track in March to limit the spread of COVID-19 and discourage gatherings within the community. Read full article

2020/2021 Draft Budget open for consultation
27 April

​City of Mount Gambier residents are invited to provide feedback on the 2020/2021 Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget as part of the community consultation process. The draft plan and budget was formally endorsed at the April meeting of Council. Read full article

Council honours sponsorship for cancelled events
23 April

​With COVID-19 causing the cancellation and postponement of a number of events, Council this week resolved to provide support to community event organisers. At the April meeting, Council endorsed the payment of part or all sponsorship funding for events where a commitment was made in advance of the public health emergency. Read full article

Council seeks input to develop business support plan
16 April

​City of Mount Gambier is committed to continue working with the community to prepare for a strong recovery following COVID-19. Having provided financial support to sporting, community and tourism tenants and residents experiencing hardship, supporting community services and continuing to roll out capital works programs, Council is now seeking to understand the current needs of the business community. Read full article

One way exercise circuit for Blue Lake
09 April

​City of Mount Gambier continues to monitor the evolving circumstances and emerging challenges presented by COVID-19 with the latest response involving the introduction of social distancing measures around the Blue Lake exercise path. Read full article

Mount Gambier Library services online
08 April

​Despite being closed to the public due to COVID-19 the Mount Gambier Library continues to offer modified services to the community electronically and via a ‘click and collect’ arrangement. Read full article

Riddoch & Main Corner shift to digital programs
07 April

Faced with having to cancel all programs and close the doors due to COVID-19, The Riddoch and Main Corner Complex team have adapted to enable digital program delivery. Read full article