Tag: local government

Experience at helm of LGA board

Experienced bureaucrat Debra Brokenshire has been appointed as the interim executive officer of the Limestone Coast Local Government Association for an initial period of...

Boat ramp fees a drop in the ocean

Users of the Beachport boat ramp are set to be heavily subsidised again in the coming financial year.
Wattle Range Council’s draft budget for 2024/25...

‘Minor’ council job comes with major price tag

The cost of a routine and relatively minor maintenance task in Millicent generated the most debate at the June monthly meeting of Wattle Range...

Budget feedback put to council

Mount Gambier City Council will formally consider all feedback on the Draft 2024/2025 Annual Business and Budget at a special council meeting to be...

Barker MP ‘wrong about government investment’

Ivisited the Limestone Coast last year for the opening of Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre.
What struck me about the region, along with its renowned...

Ground broken on new council office

Work began last week on the new $10m office in Millicent for Wattle Range Council.
The first tasks were the erection of security fencing followed...

Fresh take on sustainability shared

Millicent was recently the venue for a weekend of activities, workshops and other opportunities to learn to live sustainably. Wattle Range Council invited people to...

How and why: City Council budget breakdown

The Mount Gambier City Council has released its spending priorities after endorsing its Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget (ABP&B) 2024/25, Draft Long Term...

Rates on agenda

Mount Gambier City Council residents are facing the prospect of a proposed 10.24% rate rise, more than double the increase imposed two years ago.
 In...

Library move mooted

Shared use by the community of the library at Penola High School could come to an end after 40 years of operation.
Wattle Range Council...

First ground broken on $10m offices

Aceremonial turning of the first sod on the new $10m office in Millicent for Wattle Range Council was held on Tuesday morning.
Watching Mayor Des...

Leaky lake cost shock

Industry experts estimate a major concrete rebuild of the Millicent Swimming Lake will cost around $8m and take up to a year to complete. However,...

Shelton still drives education

Millicent High School’s longest serving principal is now driving school buses.
John Shelton retired at the end of 2021 after 16 years at the helm.
He...

Council has big plans in the works

The Mount Gambier City Council has endorsed its Shared Path Master Plan, a framework highlighting future improvements to the quality, connectivity and safety of...

Council documents secrecy lifted

Documents relating to the lease of the council-owned Beachport medical centre premises have recently been released into the public domain. The documents had been held...