THE Governor of South Australia has praised Mount Gambier’s resilience in a meeting with Mayor Lynette Martin and City Council representatives.
Hieu Van Le AC met with Ms Martin and council community wellbeing general manager Barbara Cernovskis via Zoom to discuss the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ms Martin shared the measures council had implemented to ensure community safety while attempting to stimulate the economy amid changing restrictions.
“It was a pleasure to chat with His Excellency and share with him the work City of Mount Gambier has been undertaking to keep our community safe but also to prepare for a strong recovery as restrictions are easing,” Ms Martin said.
“He was most interested in the steps taken under the Our City, Our Response plan including rate relief, corporate volunteering to assist community organisations including Meals on Wheels, Spare Ya Change for Kids and Foodbank,
establishment of the community development fund, local business consultation, online program delivery and the many other initiatives council has put in place during this challenging time.”
In closing, Mr Van Le requested the mayor pass on his best wishes to the residents of Mount Gambier and expressed his desire to visit the city again when restrictions further ease.
“The strength and resilience of the people of Mount Gambier, stemming from its enduring community spirit, has always impressed me,” Mr Van Le said.
“I fervently hope that with fortitude and resolve we will recover from this pandemic quickly and strengthen even more the spirit of Mount Gambier.”
VIRTUAL BRIEFING: Governor of South Australia Hieu Van Le AC recently met virtually with Mount Gambier City Council representatives to be briefed on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.