The City of Mount Gambier has identified seven Historic (Conservation) Policy Areas. The Planning and Design Code, which is available through the PlanSA website contains detailed maps and planning guidelines in relation to each Historic (Conservation) Policy Areas.
Council continues to support and offer a Heritage Advisory Service to City residents.
The objectives of the service are to:
The South East Heritage Adviser works closely and collaboratively with Council's Regulatory Services Division to:
The heritage advisory service is free of charge and available to the public once a month (unless otherwise determined).
Appointments may be made by phoning (08) 8721 2555.
As part of Council's commitment to the conservation and management of the City of Mount Gambier's heritage assets, a Local Heritage Restoration Fund has been established by Council.
Each year, owners of Local Heritage Places are invited to apply to Council, through the City of Mount Gambier Advisory Group, for a grant to be used in relation to restoration and conservation works at their property (i.e. painting, repairs, fencing, extensions, re-roofing). The fund does not apply to State Heritage or Contributory Places.
Distribution of the grants are determined by Council.
The self-guided walking tour visits 32 of Mount Gambier's oldest buildings, all are either State Heritage listed or of Local Heritage significance. Each building is identified by an historic bollard, providing information about the relevant building.