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Have Your Say Mount Gambier

Have Your Say Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier City Council wants your feedback.

Have Your Say Mount Gambier. is an easy, safe and convenient way for you to contribute your ideas and opinions about key projects being considered by Council.

You can add your voice through surveys, submissions, quick polls and by contributing to online discussions.

Its quick, easy and convenient!

Shape your community and contribute your thoughts and ideas at a time and place that suits you, 24/7. It's safe, easy and convenient.

Mount Gambier City Council values your involvement, invites you to have your say and encourages you to tell your colleagues, friends and neighbours so they can have their say too.

Online discussions, surveys and submissions provide Council with valuable feedback and provide you and your community opportunities to discuss issues, share ideas and give your feedback to Council.

Have Your Say Mount Gambier!

Mount Gambier City Council wants your feedback.

Have Your Say Mount Gambier. is an easy, safe and convenient way for you to contribute your ideas and opinions about key projects being considered by Council.

You can add your voice through surveys, submissions, quick polls and by contributing to online discussions.

Its quick, easy and convenient!

Shape your community and contribute your thoughts and ideas at a time and place that suits you, 24/7. It's safe, easy and convenient.

Mount Gambier City Council values your involvement, invites you to have your say and encourages you to tell your colleagues, friends and neighbours so they can have their say too.

Online discussions, surveys and submissions provide Council with valuable feedback and provide you and your community opportunities to discuss issues, share ideas and give your feedback to Council.

Have Your Say Mount Gambier!

  • Da Vinci Is In Mount Gambier

    7 months ago
    Davinci website

    The Riddoch Art Gallery together with the City of Mount Gambier is excited to announce that Leonardo da Vinci has arrived in Mount
    Gambier. 

    Riddoch Art Gallery Director, Simon Klose urged everyone, young and old, to be involved in this landmark international exhibition event.

    The landmark exhibition will be open to the general public from 10.00am on Sunday 20th April, 2014 with ticket prices as follows:
    Adults $10
    Concession $8
    Children $5 (12 & Under)
    Family $22 (2 Adults & 2 Children)

    The Riddoch Art Gallery opening hours are as follows:
    Monday to Friday 10.00am until 5.00pm
    Saturday and Sunday... Continue reading

    The Riddoch Art Gallery together with the City of Mount Gambier is excited to announce that Leonardo da Vinci has arrived in Mount
    Gambier. 

    Riddoch Art Gallery Director, Simon Klose urged everyone, young and old, to be involved in this landmark international exhibition event.

    The landmark exhibition will be open to the general public from 10.00am on Sunday 20th April, 2014 with ticket prices as follows:
    Adults $10
    Concession $8
    Children $5 (12 & Under)
    Family $22 (2 Adults & 2 Children)

    The Riddoch Art Gallery opening hours are as follows:
    Monday to Friday 10.00am until 5.00pm
    Saturday and Sunday 10.00am until 3.00pm

    The Riddoch Art Gallery will present the ‘Da Vinci Machines’ exhibition exclusively to South Australia from Sunday 20th April to Sunday 22nd June, 2014 as part of the exhibitions exciting Australian Regional Tour; bringing Leonardo’s genius to the Mount Gambier community from across the centuries.

    For further information contact the Riddoch Art Gallery on (08) 8723 9566 or email admin@riddochartgallery.org.au or visit their website.

    See it. Be inspired. Be part of it.

  • Mount Gambier Aquatic Centre Biomass Boiler Case Study Released

    over 3 years ago
    Biomass boiler

    The City of Mount Gambier is pleased to advise that a Case Study on the Mount Gambier Aquatic Centre Biomass Boiler has been released for public viewing.

    The City of Mount Gambier is the first Council in Australia to implement such heating methods, with the biomass boiler installed in September 2013 at the Mount Gambier Aquatic Centre. 

    Take a look at the Case Study here.

    City of Mount Gambier Acting Director Operational Services, Daryl Morgan said there were many benefits in using the biomass boiler to heat all of the pools at the Aquatic Centre.

    “The new boiler supplies all of the... Continue reading

    The City of Mount Gambier is pleased to advise that a Case Study on the Mount Gambier Aquatic Centre Biomass Boiler has been released for public viewing.

    The City of Mount Gambier is the first Council in Australia to implement such heating methods, with the biomass boiler installed in September 2013 at the Mount Gambier Aquatic Centre. 

    Take a look at the Case Study here.

    City of Mount Gambier Acting Director Operational Services, Daryl Morgan said there were many benefits in using the biomass boiler to heat all of the pools at the Aquatic Centre.

    “The new boiler supplies all of the heat for the three pools in a more efficient and automated manner; with the new system able to be monitored remotely from anywhere in the world,” he explained.

    “Not only is the new system more cost effective compared to running a gas system; it supports the local economy through the sourcing of biomass feedstock from the forestry industry, and uses a carbon neutral fuel source – wood chips from local plantations that are regrown.”

    Following the considerable interest shown by the community a simple case study on the project has been developed; providing further details into the new system, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the biomass boiler discovered during its use over the 2013/2014 pool season. 

    Mr Morgan said Mount Gambier was unique in adopting this visionary approach at the Aquatic Centre and Council was proud to be able to support local industry throughout this project. 

    “Local companies were used during the installation and maintenance phases of the biomass boiler project at the Mount Gambier Aquatic Centre, all whom were trained up on the job by staff from Living Energy,” Mr Morgan concluded. 

  • Brick By Brick Exhibition At The Main Corner

    7 months ago
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    Kids, have you ever dreamt of building your own City? Here is your chance! The ‘Brick by Brick – Build Your Own Capital’ exhibition will be in the Main Corner from Thursday 4th April, 2014; providing children with the opportunity to build their own national capital using LEGO™ bricks.

    Children are invited to come along and create their own national capital building or using easy to follow instructions build some of Australia’s national institutions. With over 30,000 LEGO™ bricks to play with, the possibilities are endless.

    Brick by Brick will be holding a special LAUNCH at 4.00pm on Thursday April... Continue reading

    Kids, have you ever dreamt of building your own City? Here is your chance! The ‘Brick by Brick – Build Your Own Capital’ exhibition will be in the Main Corner from Thursday 4th April, 2014; providing children with the opportunity to build their own national capital using LEGO™ bricks.

    Children are invited to come along and create their own national capital building or using easy to follow instructions build some of Australia’s national institutions. With over 30,000 LEGO™ bricks to play with, the possibilities are endless.

    Brick by Brick will be holding a special LAUNCH at 4.00pm on Thursday April 4th, 2014; with free workshops scheduled to run from 12.00pm – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 3.00pm on weekdays, and 12noon – 1.00pm on weekends, from Friday 4th April to mid-June, 2014.

    Carers must stay with children at all times.

    Participants are also invited to post their designs on Instagram (#brickbybrick), Twitter (@nca_media) or Facebook (facebook.com/brickxbrick).

    This is A National Capital Authority Touring Exhibition provided free of charge, however bookings are essential as spaces are limited.

    To book please call the Main Corner on (08) 8723 9566 or send an email to maincorner@mountgambier.sa.gov.au.

  • Proposed Naturescape at John Powell Reserve Consultation CLOSED

    over 3 years ago
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    This consultation has now concluded.

    The City of Mount Gambier wishes to thank all community members who contributed in providing feedback on the John Powell Reserve Naturescape.

    All formal submissions made during the public consultation will be presented to Council for review.

    Thank you again for your contribution.

    The City of Mount Gambier have become increasingly aware of the health and wellbeing benefits that connecting with and exploring nature offers people, especially children, by way of learning and improved cognitive development.
    Council have identified an opportunity to develop the John Powell Reserve into a naturescape, to... Continue reading


    This consultation has now concluded.

    The City of Mount Gambier wishes to thank all community members who contributed in providing feedback on the John Powell Reserve Naturescape.

    All formal submissions made during the public consultation will be presented to Council for review.

    Thank you again for your contribution.

    The City of Mount Gambier have become increasingly aware of the health and wellbeing benefits that connecting with and exploring nature offers people, especially children, by way of learning and improved cognitive development.
    Council have identified an opportunity to develop the John Powell Reserve into a naturescape, to both beautify the area and increase outdoor learning opportunities and engagement for local children and the community.

    To develop the John Powell Reserve as a naturescape, Council propose building a small bridge and providing improved features such as climbing logs, rocks and stepping stones, a wooded area, waterfall, flower garden and wetlands planting, a sand island and signage amongst other things, to encourage improved local engagement with the site.

    The City of Mount Gambier value your ideas and encourage you to provide feedback on this proposal.

    Have your say - participate today!

  • Blue Lake Sports Park Fit For All

    over 3 years ago
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    The Blue Lake Sports Park has received some tender love and care during the past week, following a generous donation of approximately $2,100 in value from local business Roundwood Solutions Pty Ltd.

    City of Mount Gambier Director Operational Services, Daryl Sexton said Council were extremely grateful for the contribution of 72 bollards for new boundary fencing at the Park.

    "The donation from Roundwood Solutions has allowed us to make a significant improvement to the Park, reducing potential liability risks and improving the aesthetics of the popular site," Mr Sexton commented.

    "The new boundary fencing will see the... Continue reading

    The Blue Lake Sports Park has received some tender love and care during the past week, following a generous donation of approximately $2,100 in value from local business Roundwood Solutions Pty Ltd.

    City of Mount Gambier Director Operational Services, Daryl Sexton said Council were extremely grateful for the contribution of 72 bollards for new boundary fencing at the Park.

    "The donation from Roundwood Solutions has allowed us to make a significant improvement to the Park, reducing potential liability risks and improving the aesthetics of the popular site," Mr Sexton commented.

    "The new boundary fencing will see the site become a more multi-purpose type venue; increasing the appeal for a range of sportspeople such as baseball enthusiasts.

    "Mount Gambier is proud to host a number of events each year, and it is great to have the support of local businesses. It is a benefit to the Mount Gambier community," Mr Sexton added.

    Chris Rundle from Roundwood Solutions said they were passionate about supporting local communities.

    "Given the level of support we have received from the City of Mount Gambier and Kingston District Council, we feel privileged to be in a position to add value to their efforts in providing quality recreational infrastructure," Mr Rundle added.

    "An example of which can be seen in the activities that have been undertaken over the past week to build on the strength and versatility of the Blue Lake Sports Park."

    The City of Mount Gambier is committed to building communities to maintain and improve the quality of life for our people by fostering an appropriate range of infrastructure, services and activities.

  • Tourism At The Peak - Expressions Of Interest Centenary Tower Caretaker

    over 3 years ago
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    An exciting opportunity exists at one of Mount Gambier’s iconic tourism facilities for a passionate and dedicated person(s) with an interest in tourism and the promotion of Mount Gambier and its environment.

    Check out the Expression of Interest details here.

    Located on the slopes of three extinct volcanic craters known as ‘The Crater Lakes’, Centenary Tower stands an impressive 190 metres above sea level; boasting spectacular views over the City and through to the sea.

    After 10 years of welcoming visitors to Mount Gambier’s highest point, former Caretakers Bob and Vivien Peters have retired, meaning the unique attraction ranked
    ... Continue reading

    An exciting opportunity exists at one of Mount Gambier’s iconic tourism facilities for a passionate and dedicated person(s) with an interest in tourism and the promotion of Mount Gambier and its environment.

    Check out the Expression of Interest details here.

    Located on the slopes of three extinct volcanic craters known as ‘The Crater Lakes’, Centenary Tower stands an impressive 190 metres above sea level; boasting spectacular views over the City and through to the sea.

    After 10 years of welcoming visitors to Mount Gambier’s highest point, former Caretakers Bob and Vivien Peters have retired, meaning the unique attraction ranked third in the top 10 things to do in Mount Gambier is no longer operating as a tourism service.

    The City of Mount Gambier Chief Executive Officer, Mark McShane said Council was extremely grateful to the Peters for their ongoing commitment to both the maintenance of the facility and providing visitors with an experience like no other.

    “Bob and Vivien always ensured the Centenary Tower is a memorable experience for visitors and locals alike; working hard to raise the profile of Mount Gambier and its unique environment,” he added.

    “Council is sad to see the Peters go but wishes them all the very best for their retirement.”

    Mr McShane advised that Council is currently seeking a dedicated replacement caretaker.

    Written Expressions of Interest from suitable persons are sought for the right to operate the Centenary Tower as Caretaker under Licence from Council.

    “The Caretaker is responsible to attend at the Tower during periods when it is likely that visitors, tourists and education groups would wish to access the Tower, including weekends, public and school holidays (SA & Vic),” Mr McShane commented.

    “We have seen an increase in the number of visitors to Mount Gambier in recent months and with Easter looming near, Council does not want this unique tourism attraction to be missed.”

    The Peters are also eager to see the tower continue as an icon of Mount Gambier tourism for years to come.

    The historic value of the site is significant as the foundation stone for the building was laid on 3rd December 1900 to commemorate the 100 years since the sighting and naming of Mount Gambier by Lt James Grant abroad “The Lady Nelson”.

    “It is not only a unique tourist attraction, but an important part of Mount Gambier’s history,” Vivien commented.

    Council seeks to grant a Licence to a suitable operator who is able to attend to the Tower on a regular basis, is knowledgeable and conversant on the features of Mount Gambier, the Crater Lakes and surrounds, is a good communicator with excellent person skills, and is committed to and prepared to work with local and regional tourism operators and Council’s Visitor Information Centre in the promotion of local/regional tourism.

    Mr McShane advised potential applicants that the Caretaker is not an employment or volunteer position, and the successful Licensee will be responsible for their own transport, insurances and other arrangements,” Mr McShane said.

    “A nominal retainer will be negotiated with the successful applicant and this may be supplemented by Tower entry fees and sale of merchandise,” he said.

    “Submissions that demonstrate a commitment to working with other local and regional tourism operators and Council’s Visitor Information Centre in the promotion of local/regional tourism will be highly regarded.”

    Expressions of Interest including details of previous experience in tourism/visitor services, appropriate references and any other relevant information are to be addressed to:

    The Chief Executive Officer
    City of Mount Gambier
    PO Box 56,
    Mount Gambier SA 5290

    Shortlisted applicants will be invited to provide further information to support their applications.

    For further information please contact City of Mount Gambier Governance Officer, Michael McCarthy on (08) 8721 2576 or mmccarthy@mountgambier.sa.gov.au.

  • Love Your Heart, Love Your City

    7 months ago
    Cover

    OPAL together with the City of Mount Gambier are excited to announce they are expecting a special visitor from the UK, experienced consultant Dr Rodney Tolley.
    Two events will be held on Friday 14th February, 2014 with the special guest, as he presents the latest information on sustainable transport, sustainable cities and sustainable lives; as well as active travel issues within our City.

    For more infromation check out the poster here.

    All members of the community are invited to join in a special ‘Love Your Heart, Love Your City’ Valentines Day breakfast on Friday 14th February, 2014 from 7.00am to... Continue reading

    OPAL together with the City of Mount Gambier are excited to announce they are expecting a special visitor from the UK, experienced consultant Dr Rodney Tolley.
    Two events will be held on Friday 14th February, 2014 with the special guest, as he presents the latest information on sustainable transport, sustainable cities and sustainable lives; as well as active travel issues within our City.

    For more infromation check out the poster here.

    All members of the community are invited to join in a special ‘Love Your Heart, Love Your City’ Valentines Day breakfast on Friday 14th February, 2014 from 7.00am to 8.30am in City Hall.

    Enjoy a delicious breakfast for just $17 per person or $30 for two people.

    City of Mount Gambier OPAL Manager, Deb Agnew said it was an honour to have Dr Tolley visit Mount Gambier.

    “We are looking forward to his visit,” she said.

    “He is an excellent presenter with an important message.

    “We encourage all members of the community to participate in something a little bit different this Valentines Day,” Ms Agnew added.

    A ‘Question and Answer Session’ will also be held on Friday 14th February with Stan Thompson ABC Radio Journalist from 5.00pm – 6.00pm in the Dress Circle, Main Corner to discuss our cities active travel issues.

    Dr Tolley will be joined by three panellists from the City of Mount Gamier; Director Operational Services Daryl Sexton, Manager Regulatory Services Michael Silvy and Manager Community Services and Development Barbara Cernovskis.

    Ms Agnew said the entertaining and thought provoking presenter Dr Tolley will spend several days in the City before leaving for other speaking engagements across the country.

    Tickets to the breakfast are available from the Main Corner and Civic Centre. There is limited seating available at both events and attendees are asked to RSVP no later than Tuesday 11th February, 2014.

    OPAL aims to improve eating and activity patterns of children through families and communities, thereby increasing the proportion of 0-18 year olds in the healthy weight range within OPAL regions.

    For further information or to register your attendance contact the OPAL team at the City of Mount Gambier on (08) 8721 2586 or dagnew@mountgambier.sa.gov.au.

  • Mount Gambier and District Tertiary Health Education Grants

    7 months ago
    Theg launch 2014

    Applications for the 2014 Tertiary Health Education Grant program have now closed.

    Applications are now open for the 2014 Tertiary Health Education Grant program, which will provide up to 12 grants of $2,000 to support students who normally reside in the City of Mount Gambier or the District Council of Grant areas; who are undertaking health related studies with a recognised Australian University outside the Mount Gambier area.

    Each grant is available for commencing (for the first time) or continuing university students undertaking full-time or part time undergraduate level study in either an internal, external or mixed mode study... Continue reading

    Applications for the 2014 Tertiary Health Education Grant program have now closed.

    Applications are now open for the 2014 Tertiary Health Education Grant program, which will provide up to 12 grants of $2,000 to support students who normally reside in the City of Mount Gambier or the District Council of Grant areas; who are undertaking health related studies with a recognised Australian University outside the Mount Gambier area.

    Each grant is available for commencing (for the first time) or continuing university students undertaking full-time or part time undergraduate level study in either an internal, external or mixed mode study program, in any of the following identified skill areas:

    • Medicine
    • Pharmacy
    • Dentistry
    • Allied health (including occupational therapy, dieticians, podiatry, physiotherapy)
    • Chiropractic studies
    • Midwifery
    • Psychology
    • Paramedic
    • Speech Therapist
    • Mental Health Nursing
    • Other related health program s where there is an identified skill shortage in the Mount Gambier District

    Mount Gambier and District Tertiary Health Education Community Management Group Chairman, Mr. Ken Stafford said that 68 students had been supported through the grant since the programs inception.

    “In total, $136,000 has been distributed over the past 7 years,” Mr Stafford commented.

    In keeping with the strategic vision for a culture of Lifelong Learning a strong partnership has been established between both local Councils, the Mount Gambier Private Hospital Inc, Country Health SA Greater Green Triangle University– Department of Rural Health, UFS Chemist, Mount Gambier & District Community Bank, Rotary Club of Mount Gambier Lakes, Lions Club of Mount Gambier, businesses and benevolent individuals to encourage the growth of vital expertise within our community by providing financial assistance to committed individuals who undertake studies outside of the region.

    Up to twelve (12) grants are available and funds have been provided by the community partnership to help build community capacity and the long term sustainability of the population through the availability of skilled and trained health professionals. It is hoped that by providing these grants it will encourage recipients to return to the City and District after graduation.

    People who have an interest in the grant program and are considering undertaking study (or have commenced study) in these key skill areas are encouraged to view the detailed Information and Application form.

    Application forms and all supporting documentation need to be lodged with the City of Mount Gambier no later than Friday, 28th March 2014.

    For further media enquiries please contact Alison Brash, Community Development Officer at the City of Mount Gambier on (08) 8721 2504 or Mr Ken Stafford, Chairman of the Mount Gambier and District Tertiary Health Education Community Management Group Chairman, telephone 0438 258 187.

  • 2014 Australia Day Breakfast & Awards Ceremony

    7 months ago
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    The City of Mount Gambier invites all members of the community together with visitors to Mount Gambier, to celebrate what’s great about being Australian at the Australia Day Breakfast and Awards Ceremony; to be held this Sunday 26th January, 2014 at the Cave Garden, Watson Terrace.

    The annual event will begin at 7.30am with breakfast provided by the Rotary Club of Mount Gambier Lakes available to purchase for $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children; with all proceeds being donated to Sunset Community Kitchen, Regional Foodbank and Royal Flying Doctor Service.

    Torsten Gustavsson, Foxhow, Phoenix Music Studios and Jason Flint... Continue reading

    The City of Mount Gambier invites all members of the community together with visitors to Mount Gambier, to celebrate what’s great about being Australian at the Australia Day Breakfast and Awards Ceremony; to be held this Sunday 26th January, 2014 at the Cave Garden, Watson Terrace.

    The annual event will begin at 7.30am with breakfast provided by the Rotary Club of Mount Gambier Lakes available to purchase for $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children; with all proceeds being donated to Sunset Community Kitchen, Regional Foodbank and Royal Flying Doctor Service.

    Torsten Gustavsson, Foxhow, Phoenix Music Studios and Jason Flint with Tom Wilson will be entertaining the crowd from 7.30am, and attendees are reminded to bring their own crockery and cutlery for the chance to enter the lucky draw.

    Official proceedings will begin at 9.15am with the flag raising and awards ceremony.

    In 2014 the City of Mount Gambier will recognise Citizens of the Year Mr Bruce Ridland, Mrs Sue Parkinson, Mr Ross Parkinson and Mr Allan Dowdell, Young Citizen of the Year Claudia Meg Bailey and Community Event of the Year, the inaugural Limestone Coast Symphony Orchestra concert.

    The City of Mount Gambier promotes this as a smoke-free event and wishes to thank the supporters including; Rotary Club of Mount Gambier Lakes, Pura, She’s Apples, Collins Court Butcher, Bakers Delight, and Days Eggs.

  • 'Your Future...Your Say' Consultation Now Closed

    over 3 years ago
    Long term financial plan cover december 2013


    The consultation 'Your Future...Your Say' has now concluded.

    The City of Mount Gambier wishes to thank all community members who contributed in providing feedback on the Long Term Financial Plan 2013/2014 to 2022/2023.

    All formal submissions made during the public consultation will be presented to Council for review.

    Thank you again for your contribution.

     Have your say on the City of Mount Gambier Long Term Financial Plan 2013/2014 to 2022/2023!

    The City of Mount Gambier has recently released its Long Term Financial Plan 2013/2014 to 2022/2023 following a review in December 2013, and... Continue reading


    The consultation 'Your Future...Your Say' has now concluded.

    The City of Mount Gambier wishes to thank all community members who contributed in providing feedback on the Long Term Financial Plan 2013/2014 to 2022/2023.

    All formal submissions made during the public consultation will be presented to Council for review.

    Thank you again for your contribution.

     Have your say on the City of Mount Gambier Long Term Financial Plan 2013/2014 to 2022/2023!

    The City of Mount Gambier has recently released its Long Term Financial Plan 2013/2014 to 2022/2023 following a review in December 2013, and is now seeking the views of all interested persons.

    The Long Term Financial Plan focuses on identifying key financial components including rate increases, service levels, infrastructure asset replacement/renewal, loan indebtedness and major projects.

    The Long Term Financial Plan is driven by Council’s strategic management plans that effectively set out Councils objectives, goals and desired outcomes; acting as a guideline for future action in financial terms.

    Have Your Say - Participate Today!