Mayors and Premier Commit to Upper Spencer Gulf

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The Mayors and CEO’s of the Whyalla, Port Pirie and Port Augusta Councils have met with the Premier, Steven Marshall as The Spencer Gulf Cities continue to strengthen their relationship with the South Australian Government.

The quarterly meeting follows the Premier’s commitment to meet with the civic leaders, in an effort to progress the many opportunities in the Upper Spencer Gulf.

Tourism and community development initiatives were on the agenda, whilst improving the liveability and image of the Spencer Gulf and its cities.

A range of strategic transport infrastructure upgrades were also discussed, in an effort to unlock development opportunities while enhancing intermodal efficiencies, with Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin stating the meeting was very positive and provided strong reassurance about a number of local issues.

Port Pirie Mayor Leon Stephens has stated that the Premier’s commitment to these meetings, highlights the importance of the region to the state’s growth target.

“With around $15 billion investment in and around the Upper Spencer Gulf and potentially several thousand jobs, making the most of these opportunities will ensure lasting benefits for the Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Whyalla communities.”

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