COVID-19 Our City. Our Response

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City of Mount Gambier continues to review its response to COVID-19 in an effort to protect the community and contain the spread of the virus.

As the impact of COVID-19 reverberates across the globe, the need to invest heavily in the social and economic well-being of our community is of utmost importance. In response, the City of Mount Gambier has developed a multi-pronged plan that will focus on our people, our economy and our recovery.

Our actions to date:

Our People

  • Supporting Spare Ya Change 4 Kids with a community kitchen to provide meals for vulnerable children and families
  • Establishing a Community Development Fund to support community and sporting groups
  • Ongoing deployment of Council staff to support critical community services and organisations
  • Online portal strengthened to support coordination of community needs, services and organisations

Our Economy

  • Draft Council 2020/2021 budget released including multi-million dollar COVID-19 funding
  • Deferring rate payments and waiving rent for Council tenants
  • Honoring Council sponsorship commitment for current year events
  • Undertaken business survey to inform establishment of a stimulus and relief fund (criteria to be developed)

Our Recovery

  • Accelerating delivery of works programs to support local business
  • Developing improvement and activation plans for community spaces and places
  • Developing a future based strategy to re-ignite local economy
  • Activation work program to create short term employment opportunities

The health and wellbeing of the community remains Council’s highest priority. Having considered the most current health advice the City of Mount Gambier, in the interest of public and employee safety has implemented changes to services and activities for the forseeable future.

Find out more about COVID-19 and our response.



City of Mount Gambier continues to review its response to COVID-19 in an effort to protect the community and contain the spread of the virus.

As the impact of COVID-19 reverberates across the globe, the need to invest heavily in the social and economic well-being of our community is of utmost importance. In response, the City of Mount Gambier has developed a multi-pronged plan that will focus on our people, our economy and our recovery.

Our actions to date:

Our People

  • Supporting Spare Ya Change 4 Kids with a community kitchen to provide meals for vulnerable children and families
  • Establishing a Community Development Fund to support community and sporting groups
  • Ongoing deployment of Council staff to support critical community services and organisations
  • Online portal strengthened to support coordination of community needs, services and organisations

Our Economy

  • Draft Council 2020/2021 budget released including multi-million dollar COVID-19 funding
  • Deferring rate payments and waiving rent for Council tenants
  • Honoring Council sponsorship commitment for current year events
  • Undertaken business survey to inform establishment of a stimulus and relief fund (criteria to be developed)

Our Recovery

  • Accelerating delivery of works programs to support local business
  • Developing improvement and activation plans for community spaces and places
  • Developing a future based strategy to re-ignite local economy
  • Activation work program to create short term employment opportunities

The health and wellbeing of the community remains Council’s highest priority. Having considered the most current health advice the City of Mount Gambier, in the interest of public and employee safety has implemented changes to services and activities for the forseeable future.

Find out more about COVID-19 and our response.