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Roll up your sleeves for Clean Up Australia Day
26 February

​City of Mount Gambier is encouraging members of the community to roll up their sleeves and help contribute to an unpolluted environment for Clean Up Australia Day this Sunday 1 March 2020. Council will host the clean up in the vicinity of the CBD commencing from 10:00am at the Cave Garden. Read full article

Council donates funds to RFDS facility
25 February

City of Mount Gambier has provided a $15,000 donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Patient Transfer Facility. Resolving to make the donation at the full meeting of Council in November 2019, City of Mount Gambier representatives today visited the new facility to make a presentation to Mount Gambier RFDS Support Group President Bill Russon. Read full article

2020 - 2024 Strategic Plan consultation now open
24 February

The City of Mount Gambier is seeking feedback on its 2020 - 2024 Draft Strategic Plan. The draft plan is based on aspirations identified in the Council’s long-term visionary plan, the Futures Paper, and the strategies and actions featured will guide the Council over the next four years. Read full article

Fund continues to support local sports people
21 February

The City of Mount Gambier Junior Sports Assistance Fund has provided two donations this month continuing its support for local sports people competing at state level or higher. Read full article

Council adopts Reconciliation Action Plan
19 February

City of Mount Gambier endorsed its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at the full meeting of Council on Tuesday 18 February 2020. The endorsement demonstrates the Council’s commitment to continue to acknowledge, celebrate and create greater equity for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through the process of reconciliation. Read full article

Riddoch awards high school art prize
05 February

The inaugural Limestone Coast senior high school art award exhibition titled Calibre is now on display at the Riddoch Art Gallery with the major prize of $1000 awarded to 2019 Tenison Woods College graduate Max Crook for his work titled ‘Manifestations’. The award was presented at the exhibition opening held on Friday 31 January 2020. Read full article

Community Christmas appeal reaches new heights
05 February

The Mount Gambier Community Mayor’s Christmas Appeal has reached new heights with the final tally of donations for 2019 hitting a record $36,742.35. The funds raised through the appeal were provided to local welfare agencies the Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul Society, Uniting Care Mount Gambier, ac.care and Lifeline South East who distributed food hampers and other goods locally to those in need at Christmas. Read full article

New citizens conferred on Australia Day
31 January

​City of Mount Gambier hosted its first Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony on Sunday 26 January 2020 where 12 Mount Gambier residents were granted Australian citizenship. Mayor Lynette Martin OAM presided over the ceremony held in the Council Chamber where the new citizens, originating from India, Zambia, Syria, Congo and the Philippines, pledged their loyalty to Australia and its people. Read full article

Library launches Groovebox after school program
30 January

​A new after school program at Mount Gambier Library will see youth creating their own music using newly acquired technology called ‘Groovebox Novation Circuits’. This joint initiative between Mount Gambier Library and 104.9 Lime FM commences on 4 February 2020 and will run every Monday during school terms with two half an hour sessions at 4:00pm and 4:30pm. Read full article

2020 Tertiary Health Education Grants launched
21 January

The 2020 Mount Gambier and District Tertiary Health Education Grants Program was launched on Tuesday 21 January 2020. Now in its 14th year the program will provide financial grants to support local health students undertaking study outside the region. Applications are now open and students required to leave the region to undertake university studies in areas of health are encouraged to apply. Read full article