You Are Mount Gambier's Future

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Consultation has concluded

Predicting the future is fraught with problems. Yet this is what we all want to know so we are well prepared for the challenges and opportunities it provides.

Events over the past few years, both global and locally have led the City of Mount Gambier to ask:

  • Is what we have done in the past going to sustain our community and economy into the future?
    and
  • What do we need to do to change or introduce to ensure that our community and economy are sustainable into the future?

Developed by the City of Mount Gambier with community input, 'Strategies for a Prosperous and Resilient Mount Gambier: A Futures Paper for City Development' looks forward and focuses on these questions.

    You, as a member of the community of the City of Mount Gambier, are a part of this discussion and we encourage you to review the draft Futures Paper, before thinking about and telling us your plans and aspirations for the future. We also encourage you to talk about the draft Futures Paper with your family, friends and work collegues.

    So how can you have your say?

    “Strategies for a Prosperous and Resilient Mount Gambier: A Futures Paper for City Development” is on public consultation from Friday 1st August, 2014 until Friday 29th August, 2014. We want to hear from you.

    If you would like further information about the Futures Paper, please contact Mrs Tracy Tzioutziouklaris, Strategic Project Officer by telephone (08) 8721 2530 or by email tracyt@mountgambier.sa.gov.au.

    Have Your Say - Participate Today!

    Predicting the future is fraught with problems. Yet this is what we all want to know so we are well prepared for the challenges and opportunities it provides.

    Events over the past few years, both global and locally have led the City of Mount Gambier to ask:

    • Is what we have done in the past going to sustain our community and economy into the future?
      and
    • What do we need to do to change or introduce to ensure that our community and economy are sustainable into the future?

    Developed by the City of Mount Gambier with community input, 'Strategies for a Prosperous and Resilient Mount Gambier: A Futures Paper for City Development' looks forward and focuses on these questions.

      You, as a member of the community of the City of Mount Gambier, are a part of this discussion and we encourage you to review the draft Futures Paper, before thinking about and telling us your plans and aspirations for the future. We also encourage you to talk about the draft Futures Paper with your family, friends and work collegues.

      So how can you have your say?

      “Strategies for a Prosperous and Resilient Mount Gambier: A Futures Paper for City Development” is on public consultation from Friday 1st August, 2014 until Friday 29th August, 2014. We want to hear from you.

      If you would like further information about the Futures Paper, please contact Mrs Tracy Tzioutziouklaris, Strategic Project Officer by telephone (08) 8721 2530 or by email tracyt@mountgambier.sa.gov.au.

      Have Your Say - Participate Today!

      Guest Book

      Please feel free to provide any further contributions to Our Future by making a comment in this guest book.

      We would love to hear from you.

      Feedback from the Mount Gambier Youth Advisory Group on the City Development Framework.

      The Youth Advisory group have met and discussed the re-drafted City Development Framework Document and feel it covers youth issues well throughout.

      The one area identified as lacking, was a commitment to Youth Specific consultation. They wish to see an ongoing commitment made to do this into the future. They identify young people must be part of the planning process; developing solutions, identifying issues and gaining a genuine commitment to having their voice respectfully heard.

      They also identified that issues they previously raised in response to the first draft, related to public transport access to aid mobility and independence should be prioritised.
      A commitment to supporting young people who have left school, to transition effectively into adult life must be a shared responsibility.

      They also identified a commitment to supporting clubs (cultural, sports, social, and other special interest areas) is important if we want young people in the city to innovate, and those with diverse interests to thrive here in Mount Gambier.

      the Community Development Team almost 7 years ago

      Feedback from the Mount Gambier Youth Advisory Group on the City Development Framework.

      The Youth Advisory have discussed the re-drafted City Development Framework Document and feel it covers youth issues well throughout.

      The one area identified as lacking, was a commitment to Youth Specific consultation. They wish to see an ongoing commitment made to do this into the future. They identify young people must be part of the planning process; developing solutions, identifying issues and gaining a genuine commitment to having their voice respectfully heard.

      They also identified that issues they previously raised in response to the first draft, related to public transport access to aid mobility and independence should be prioritised.

      A commitment to supporting young people who have left school, to transition effectively into adult life must be a shared responsibility.

      They also identified a commitment to supporting clubs (cultural, sports, social, and other special interest areas) is important if we want young people in the city to innovate, and those with diverse interests to thrive here in Mount Gambier.

      the Community Development Team almost 7 years ago

      I think the key strategies outlined in the Futures Paper are a step in the right direction.
      I would love to see wider opportunities for the youth of the region to be trained and employed in the region, instead of leaving it.
      Any strategies that encourage the community to bond together and work towards a sustainable and viable future should be implemented.
      We live in a beautiful, unique region and I look forward to seeing our city improve it's economic, social and tourism and employment diversity.

      Emma almost 7 years ago

      We need to build on the strengths that we have in this region that nobody else has.
      The GTR forests are probably the only region in Australia that has a diversity of forest owners, growers, harvesting companies and utilisatiuon plants.

      We also need to remember where we have come from, and remember our history, because that is what will help us not make the same errors in the future.

      We need to take the opportunities when they arise.

      So what do I see as the long term plan?

      We need to build on education, but council has done virtually nothing to secure forestry eductaion in MtG, concentrating on the single UofSA line.

      We could be the centre of excellence for forestry research, but that would now require Council input. We are in danger of losing a lot of research effort and documentation and history simply because nobody is thinking about how this will be needed in the future. If we were a regional repository of this information then it would lead to MtG becoming the centre of forestry information. But that would require Council (and others) to assist build up the facility to the stage where it would be self sustaining.

      In summary, the report has a lot of aspirational stuff but is short on the concrete actions needed to achieve the objectives.

      Two minor points

      We could have the MRI scanner in MtG now if Council was prepared to kick Adealide butt and lobby this city centric Labor Government.

      Continue to support Generations in Jazz as this brings in many visitors. Use this event to showcase MtG not just Jazz.

      Jerry almost 7 years ago