Council urging everyone to find out more about Sport and Recreation HUB

Council to answer your questions!

Council urging everyone to find out more about Sport and Recreation HUB

In the lead up to the release of a community postal survey later this month, the City of Mount Gambier is encouraging the community to be informed about the proposed Mount Gambier Community and Recreation Hub.

Council’s project team will hit the streets and will be present at a variety of locations throughout the city to answer questions about the facility.

“The facility will be designed for all year round, multi-purpose community and recreation activities for people of all ages and abilities,” City of Mount Gambier CEO Mark McShane said.

 

We’re encouraging people to find out more about what is proposed and ask any questions before they have their say in the postal vote.

 

 

Concept plans, frequently asked questions and a series of six fact sheets outlining further details about the aquatics, courts, entertainment, and community facilities, and the capital and operating costs are available at https://www.haveyoursaymountgambier.com.au/CaRH

“Members of our community are the most important stakeholders in this project. In the end, it is up to the community to decide if Council proceeds with the proposal, so now is the time to find out more.”

You can find the project team at the following locations:

Monday 12 November 12:00pm – 2:00pm Commerce Place, Commercial Street West (Old Bupa shop)
  2:30pm – 5:30pm Mount Gambier Central
Tuesday 13 November 9:00am – 11:00am Library
  11:30am – 3:00pm Mount Gambier Central
  12:00pm – 2:00pm Commerce Place, Commercial Street West (Old Bupa shop)
Wednesday 14 November 11:00am – 3:00pm Mount Gambier Central
  12:00pm – 2:00pm Commerce Place, Commercial Street West (Old Bupa shop)
Thursday 15 November 10:00am – 11:30am Library
  12:00pm – 2:00pm Commerce Place, Commercial Street West (Old Bupa shop)
  3:00pm – 7:30pm Mount Gambier Central
Friday 16 November 12:00pm – 2:00pm Commerce Place, Commercial Street West (Old Bupa shop)
  2:00pm – 5:30pm Mount Gambier Central
Saturday 17 November 9:30am – 12:30pm Main Corner
  10:00am – 12:00pm Commerce Place, Commercial Street West (Old Bupa shop)
  12:30pm Party in the Park
Sunday 18 November 10:00am – 3:00pm Coles
Wednesday 21 November 7:00pm Evening Information Session - City Hall


Market research company Market Solutions has been appointed to conduct a postal survey of more than 19,000 electors within the city to gauge community support for or against the proposed facility.

The survey will be distributed in late November 2018 and will be open for three weeks closing on 21 December 2018.

Voting slips will be mechanically processed and Council expects to receive the results by mid-January 2019.

“If the majority of the community votes yes, Council will submit a full business case submission to the Federal Government by 24 January 2019. If the community votes no, the project will not go ahead and the $15 million in Federal funds allocated to Mount Gambier specifically for the Community and Recreation Hub will be rejected,” Mr McShane said.

If you’d like the project team to visit your group or organisation email city@mountgambier.sa.gov.au

 

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