2021 – 2022 Partnership Priorities and Advocacy

Council has endorsed the 2021 – 2022 Partnership Priorities and Advocacy strategic working document outlining initiatives to help to facilitate the growth and prosperity of the local community, the Limestone Coast and South Australia.

The document highlights Council’s key priorities aligned with the City of Mount Gambier Strategic Plan 2020 – 2024.

“There will be a State and Federal election in 2022, and this document provides an opportunity to bring government attention to Council’s current areas of focus for partnership and funding opportunities,” City of Mount Gambier CEO Sarah Philpott said.

The areas of focus include:

  • Local transport and housing,
  • Education,
  • Health services and emergency support,
  • Internet connectivity,
  • Road, rail and freight infrastructure,
  • Forestry and water,
  • Sustainability, environment, waste and the circular economy,
  • Tourism and major events,
  • Workforce attraction and retention,
  • Arts and creative industry, and
  • Regional collaboration.

These areas form the basis of the current and future work of Council, with objectives to maximise funding and advocacy opportunities as they arise to deliver sustainable economic, social, and environmental benefits for the community.

“As an example, the Crater Lakes Activation Plan will soon be developed and will provide guidance to enable the exploration of investment opportunities to sustainably showcase and make use of our unique natural assets.”

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