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Council Elections Candidate Information Session
14 August 2018

​Prospective candidates for the 2018 Local Government Elections to be held in November are encouraged to attend a free information session to find out more about the role and responsibilities of council members. The briefing session will be delivered by the Local Government Association of South Australia and the Electoral Commission of South Australia in conjunction with the District Council of Grant and the City of Mount Gambier. Read full article

Council and CRG meet with architects
08 August 2018

​The Mount Gambier Regional Sport and Recreation Centre Committee and the Community Reference Group (CRG) met with architects at the Civic Centre last night to inform planning for second stage designs for the project funding proposal. DesignInc Adelaide and architectural partner CO-OP Studio Melbourne shared their project vision to design a high quality facility that reflects the character of the Limestone Coast. Read full article

Mayor responds to Sport and Rec Centre criticism
08 August 2018

​I wish to respond to comments about the proposed Mount Gambier Regional Sport and Recreation Centre made by Graham Greenwood OAM in his opinion column in The Border Watch. Mr Greenwood appears to be politicising the matter and looking in the rear-view mirror at the expense of focusing on community needs for the future. In the meantime, Council continues to act in the community’s best interests with a vision for a much-needed facility for future generations. Read full article

City welcomes four new Australian citizens
03 August 2018

The Thomas family are the latest members of the Mount Gambier community to become Australian citizens following a citizenship ceremony held on Thursday 2 August 2018 at the Council chambers. Originally from India, Reji Thomas, Juanita John, Mishael Thomas and Jessica Thomas made the Australian citizenship oath, pledging their loyalty to Australia at the ceremony. Read full article

Swimmers cross fingers and toes for indoor pool
02 August 2018

​Blue Lake Y and Mount Gambier Swimming Clubs returned from Portland this week more enthusiastic than ever about the proposed Mount Gambier Regional Sport and Recreation Centre after participating in highly ranked swimming clinics at the Portland Leisure and Aquatic Centre with former Swimming Australia head coach Leigh Nugent. Read full article

GovHack is back! - Find out more
31 July 2018

​Following national recognition of local ideas around the use of open data, the Mount Gambier Library is pleased to announce that it will host its fifth GovHack Open Data competition in September 2018. A free information session for interested teachers, parents, students and adults will be held at the Library on Tuesday 7 August at 6:00pm. Read full article

Mayor responds to Sport and Rec Centre comments
31 July 2018

I wish to respond to recent commentary surrounding the proposed Mount Gambier Regional Sport and Recreation Centre. This issue has been a talking point within the community for more than 30 years. It arose in the public arena once again in March this year, when Council was encouraged by the Federal Member for Barker, Mr Tony Pasin MP as the driving force, to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for a major proportion of the proposal’s funds as part of the Federal Government’s Regional Growth Fund. Read full article

Junior Sports Assistance Fund supports five athletes
27 July 2018

This month the City of Mount Gambier Junior Sports Assistance Fund has supported five more athletes to compete at national level. Read full article

Rook Walk Centenary
24 July 2018

The Mount Gambier History Group and City of Mount Gambier are calling on the community to share stories of their family history to celebrate the centenary of Rook Walk, Mount Gambier’s largest working bee. This historical moment saw Mount Gambier come to a standstill on Wednesday 27 November 1918. More than 2000 people assembled at the lakes area to take part in the greatest one-day community effort in the city’s history. Read full article

Architects appointed for sport and rec centre
20 July 2018

DesignInc Adelaide and architectural partner CO-OP Studio Melbourne have been appointed as the architectural firms to provide the next stage of intermediate drawings required for funding submissions for the proposed $40million Mount Gambier Regional Sport and Recreation Centre. DesignInc and CO-OP Studio have delivered many projects in the community recreation sector including the redevelopment and expansion of the $24million Campbelltown Leisure Centre - the ARC. Read full article