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City of Mount Gambier By-Law Review
16 February 2018

Council is reviewing its By-Laws which will expire on 1 January 2019. A report will be considered by Council at its meeting this week that the proposed replacement By-Laws be endorsed before public consultation is sought. Council will also discuss the potential introduction of a Cats By-Law, particularly the enforcement and resource implications surrounding its implementation. Read full article

Imants Tillers 'Philosophy of Doubt'
14 February 2018

​Internationally successful Australian contemporary artist Imants Tillers’ latest exhibition Philosophy of Doubt is on show at the Riddoch Art Gallery. Imants Tillers is considered to be one of Australia’s most prominent and thought provoking contemporary artists, using appropriated imagery and text as part of his work. The public is invited to attend opening night on Friday 23 February at 6:00pm. Imants Tillers will be present at the gallery and will conduct a tour and artist talk. Read full article

Limestone Coast Sculptors present 'Carve, Cut, Polish'
14 February 2018

Limestone Coast Sculptors Kamunde Sadiki, Ivo Tadic, and Mark de Nys present limestone, metal and wood in abstract and figurative forms in the Carve, Cut, Polish exhibition on show at the Riddoch Art Gallery. The public is invited to attend opening night on Friday 23 February at 6:00pm. The exhibition is on show in the Cathleen Edkins Gallery, Riddoch Art Gallery Gallery until Sunday 11 March 2018. Read full article

10th Anniversary of the National Apology
12 February 2018

Tuesday 13 February 2018 marks 10 years since the National Apology to the Stolen Generations and Indigenous peoples of Australia. In recognition of the anniversary, the City of Mount Gambier encourages the community to visit the library to take a look at a display of materials that celebrate Indigenous culture and reflect on the struggles in closing the gap. Read full article

Share the Love on Library Lovers' Day
07 February 2018

​Love is in the air for all on February 14th – not just for the romantic celebrating Valentine’s Day, but also for those celebrating National Library Lovers’ Day across Australia. Library Lovers’ Day is a chance for local library lovers’ to celebrate everything that libraries offer our community; whether it be a social place to visit, a chance to escape within a great book, children’s rhymes and stories, or hilarious author visits. Read full article

City of Mount Gambier Citizenship Ceremony
07 February 2018

The City of Mount Gambier officially welcomed eight new citizens as full members of the Australian community at a special Citizenship Ceremony held at the Civic Centre Council Chamber on Thursday 1 February 2018. The recipients, including three young children, originally came from the United Kingdom, India and Thailand and now call Mount Gambier home. Read full article

Autofest is back this weekend
01 February 2018

​Up to 10,000 people are expected to converge on the Mount Gambier Showgrounds this weekend for the 10th annual Mount Gambier Autofest and 40th Show N Shine. Autofest is open to everything automotive, from cars, trucks, bikes and anything that has wheels. Operations Manager Les Adams said car lovers will get the opportunity to get up close and personal with vehicles of all makes and models. Read full article

Lions Centennial Park and Memorial Wall Official Opening
31 January 2018

To celebrate its centenary, a Lions centennial park and memorial wall will be officially opened in Mount Gambier on the weekend. The park boasts a shelter, paved area, a barbecue and a seating area and also includes a feature wall and signage. Lions club members provided more than 500 hours of labour and in kind support, with 10 people at a time working on site to complete the project. Read full article

Changing Places to help people with disability
30 January 2018

A Changing Places disability toilet will be built in Mount Gambier as part of a $1.7 million State Government program aimed at increasing access for people living with disability. Changing Places are best-practice toilets that include customised features that give people with disability a dignified and purpose-built facility to use when they are out. Read full article

Mongolian teachers visit Mount Gambier on cultural exchange
25 January 2018

A delegation of 10 English teachers from Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China are in Mount Gambier this week on a cultural study tour. They enjoyed a civic reception at the City of Mount Gambier Civic Centre Council Chamber with Mayor Andrew Lee and Deputy Mayor Hanna Persello. Read full article