ABOUT MOUNT GAMBIER
Mount Gambier is an electorate for the South Australian House of Assembly. The total electorate population is currently 23,898, covering an area of 1951km2 (753.3sq miles).
It covers the South east part of the state centered around the the City of Mount Gambier and the beautiful ‘Blue Lake’. It contains both the City of Mount Gambier and District Council of Grant local government areas, also including the towns of Carpenter Rocks, Port MacDonnell, Kongorong and Tarpeena.
Given a plentiful underwater supply, consistent rainfall and fertile soil, Mount Gambier is perfectly suited to primary industries. The largest is the timber industry. The industry is supported by milling operations, particle board, pulp and paper manufacturing. Beef and prime lamb production are also prominent, as is the dairy industry. Also grown are potatoes, apples, various cropping varieties, onions, lettuce, herbs and carrots. Port MacDonnell is home to the largest rock lobster fishing fleet. Given Mount Gambier is ideally situated between Adelaide and Melbourne allowing for a large transport industry which supports the many industries. Tourism also plays a significant role.