Community survey price tag defended

GAUGING COMMUNITY VIEW: Mount Gambier Mayor Andrew Lee.

MAYOR Andrew Lee has defended the $65,000 budget allocation for a survey to gauge community support for the proposed $40m Mount Gambier Regional Sport and Recreation Centre.

Mount Gambier City Council resolved at a meeting last week to conduct an elector survey about the proposed facility after local government elections in November.

“This proposal is the largest single infrastructure project in the city’s history and it has always been council’s intention to conduct an extensive engagement process to identify the level of support or otherwise once all the facts and costings are available to ensure the community is


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