"Mount Gambier is the most liveable city in Australia".

The City of Mount Gambier is responsible for providing a diverse range of facilities and services which contribute significantly to the quality of life of its community. The City has a strong viable economic base, built on the natural resources of the region, which has contributed to the development of high class community, recreational and cultural facilities.

The vision for the City provides a clear enunciation of the future direction envisaged by the Council which aims to enhance the unique lifestyle and provide a range of choices for the Mount Gambier community.

The Strategic Plan, 'Towards 2015' is focussed on the following range of goals and strategies to deliver a vibrant and sustainable City into the longer term :

Building Communities: To maintain and improve the quality of life of our people by fostering a range of services and activities.

Commerce and Industry: To support the reasonable needs of our economic generators to ensure the City has a viable and diverse economic base and continues to be a thriving provincial centre.

Diversity: To provide opportunities for the diverse needs of our people to fully participate and ensure a continuing sense of their engagement, belonging and recognition.

Financial Sustainability: To maintain a balance between meeting increasing demand and that of affordability.

Health: To encourage and support our people to lead an active and healthy life¬style, to have local access to high quality health services and to have an environment which supports their health and well being.

Learning: To be recognised as a life¬long learning community which encourages, respects and celebrates learning.

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