City of Mount Gambier

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City of Mount Gambier
South Australia
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Location of the City of Mount Gambier in blue
Population 21,256 (2009)[1]
 • Density 69.01/km2 (178.74/sq mi)
Established 1863
Area 308 km2 (118.9 sq mi)
Mayor Steve Perryman
Council seat Mount Gambier
Region Limestone Coast[2]
State electorate(s) Mount Gambier
Federal Division(s) Barker
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Website City of Mount Gambier
LGAs around City of Mount Gambier:
District Council of Grant District Council of Grant District Council of Grant
District Council of Grant City of Mount Gambier District Council of Grant
District Council of Grant District Council of Grant District Council of Grant

The City of Mount Gambier is a local government area centred in Mount Gambier in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia.

While it is the southernmost city council in the state, the District Council of Grant is the southernmost council because it completely surrounds but does not include the city of Mount Gambier.

City of Mount Gambier Council Chambers and offices

Council Chamber in the Civic Centre at 10 Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier is the seat of local government.[3] The council was created in 1932 when the District Council of Mount Gambier West and District Council of Mount Gambier East merged to become the District Council of Mount Gambier which was later proclaimed a city in December 9, 1954. The city consists of a mayor and ten councillors, elected equally from the East and West wards once every four years by postal voting. As of November 2007, the Mayor of Mount Gambier council is Steve Perryman. The local government area is situated entirely within the District Council of Grant and due to the city's growth there have been ongoing talks of amalgamation, the most recent boundary changes taking place in 2010.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Limestone Coast SA Government region". The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.mountgambier.sa.gov.au/council_meetings.asp?id=33&p=1
  4. ^ http://iken.collaborynth.com.au/consolidation-local-government-fresh-look-city-mount-gambier-and-district-council-grant

Coordinates: 37°49′45″S 140°46′48″E / 37.8291666667°S 140.78°E / -37.8291666667; 140.78