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Agenda - 20 January 2020

16 January 2020
The Council Agenda for Monday 20 January 2020 is now available.

Alert SA App is here

13 January 2020
The Alert SA App is here, providing South Australians timely, relevant bushfire information this summer. Download Alert SA on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store today. For more information, visit

Port MacDonnell Community Complex School Holiday Program

9 January 2020
The 2019-2020 Port MacDonnell School holiday program has kicked off with flocks of local and visiting children enjoying the many activities on offer.

Public Holiday Mobile Garbage Bin (MGB) Collection and Waste Transfer Stations (WTS)

18 December 2019
There will be changes to MGB collections on Christmas Day, Wednesday 25 December 2019 only. If your collection service is usually on a Wednesday then please place your bins out ready for collection on Thursday 26 December 2019.

Ingenuity and Mateship at the Port MacDonnell Mens Shed

10 December 2019
The Port MacDonnell Mens Shed continues to provide a place for local men to participate in woodwork projects, play a hand of cards or billiards and catch up for a coffee in an atmosphere of mateship.

New Boat Ramps for Donovans and Dry Creek

10 December 2019
Boaters and recreational fishers at Dry Creek and Donovans will find it easier to get out onto the water thanks to the installation of new boat ramps at both sites.

Waterfront Consultation gives Council Clear Direction

3 December 2019
The public consultation process for The Waterfront Stage 2 has successfully helped shape and direct the project as Council quickly moves from concept to detailed design phase.

Mount Gambier & District Saleyards Ramping Up!

25 November 2019
The District Council of Grant are very pleased with the announcement yesterday (24 November 2019) by the Minister for Agriculture, Food & Fisheries and Regional Development, the Hon Tim Whetstone, MP, of funding of $385,000 from the State Government’s Regional Growth Fund towards a co-funded $770,000 project for the Mount Gambier and District Saleyards.

Key Milestones Achieved on Mount Gambier Regional Airport Upgrade

21 November 2019
Three major project milestones on the $9.2M the Mount Gambier Regional Airport have been achieved on time and within budget. The airfield ground lighting upgrade, runway extension and heavy aircraft apron are now completed and in service.

Community Input Sought for New Strategic Plan

20 November 2019
The District Council of Grant is seeking community input as it commences a 10 year strategic planning journey.

Councillor Shirley Little Achieves 25 Years of Service

6 November 2019
Councillor Shirley Little has been recognised for her 25 years of tireless service for the community.

Community Grant Scheme Now Open!

30 October 2019
Round 2 of the District Council of Grant Community Grants are now open, offering grants in the Sports, Halls and Community Group categories.

Ramp Upgrade Complete at the Mount Gambier & District Saleyards

24 October 2019
Improvements to the loading Ramps at the Mount Gambier and Districts Saleyards have recently being completed in time for the busy selling season.

Council to Launch Community Consultation for The Waterfront

24 October 2019
In July 2019, the State Government announced $352,500 in funding for Stage 2 of the Waterfront through the Planning and Development Fund, with the District Council of Grant co-funding 50% of the project, taking it to the value of $705,000.

Increase in Passenger Numbers at Mount Gambier Regional Airport

22 October 2019
Demand for the services of Regional Express (Rex) Airline service rose during the first quarter of 2019-20 with a marked increase in passenger numbers travelling through the Mount Gambier Regional Airport.

Your Say DCG

15 October 2019
The District Council of Grant has launched its first online Community Engagement and Public Participation platform – “Your Say DCG.”

Kennett's Win $4.195 million construction contract for the Mount Gambier Regional Airport Terminal Project

15 October 2019
Kennett Pty Ltd, a specialist construction company, located in both Mount Gambier and Adelaide, has landed the $4.195 million construction contract for the Mount Gambier Regional Airport Terminal redevelopment.

Waste Transfer Stations - Change of Opening Hours

10 October 2019
Please note that due to a change in contractor covering the four Waste Transfer Stations, the opening hours have been slightly adjusted. Council have worked to ensure the total number of hours each site is open to the public remains the same.

Council Assessment Panel Gives Green Light to Airport Development

30 September 2019 (amended: 30 September 2019)
The Council Assessment Panel (CAP) has granted Development Plan Consent for the District Council of Grant to proceed with the redevelopment and expansion of the Mount Gambier Regional Airport Terminal Building. Based on an independent Development Assessment Report from Wayne Gladigau (MasterPlan) consent was given based on the plans prepared by Ashley Halliday Architecture. The development will be constructed within the existing footprint of the terminal building and also incorporate some vacant land on the north east side to allow for a larger terminal to be built; increasing the floor area to 1,060sqm.

Port MacDonnell Waste Transfer Station Closure - 5 & 6 October 2019

26 September 2019
Due to a Community Event, the Port MacDonnell Waste Transfer Station will not open on Saturday 5 October and Sunday 6 October 2019. It will be open from 9am until 12 noon on Friday October 2019. All other sites will be open as normal.

Supplementary election – Central Ward

23 September 2019
A supplementary election will be held to fill a vacancy in Central Ward following the resignation of a Councillor. The election will occur in December with the successful candidate’s term due to expire in November 2022.

125th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage - Celebrating Women Enacting Change

17 September 2019
The District Council of Grant will celebrate generations of local women working to achieve change in the past, present and future in an exhibition to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of Women’s’ Suffrage.

District Council of Grant appoints new Chief Executive Officer

17 September 2019
The Mayor and Elected Members of the District Council of Grant wish to announce the appointment of Mr Darryl Whicker to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Coastal Collaboration exhibition meet the Artists evening

11 September 2019
An enthusiastic group of people attended the Coastal Collaboration exhibition meet the Artists evening at the Port MacDonnell Community Complex on Friday 6 September 2019.

Council responds to recent safety concerns at the Mount Gambier & District Saleyards

10 September 2019
A quick response from Council follows the recent release of an Ombudsman SA report into SafeWork SA and unsafe practices at the Mount Gambier and District Saleyards.

Community Grant Scheme

29 August 2019
More than $21,000 will be invested back into the District Council of Grant community through the completion of another successful round of the popular Community Grant Scheme.

District Council of Grant Academic Scholarships

15 August 2019
The District Council of Grant have awarded the 2019 round of academic scholarships to eligible students who reside in the District Council of Grant area.

Tour of the Great South Coast

2 August 2019

New gallery exhibition open at the Port MacDonnell Community Complex

29 July 2019
A new gallery exhibition has opened at the Port MacDonnell Community Complex. “Coastal Collaboration” features multiple artists from the local area, all of which explore different mediums bringing a wide range of art to our local community.

Tech Savvy Seniors returns to Port MacDonnell Library

26 July 2019

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