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City of Marion wins local government award.

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Andrew Southcott MP

Federal Member for Boothby


9 September 2003

I am pleased to congratulate the City of Marion on being named the winner of the Arts & Heritage Category of the 2003 National Awards for Local Government.

The City of Marion is recognised as being one of Australia's leading Local Government bodies for its Marion Cultural Centre project.

The Cultural Centre is a daring post-modern building which houses a library, art gallery, retail area, performance space, café and plaza area.

Located on Diagonal Road, the centre was formally opened in November 2001. It forms the centrepiece of ‘The Domain’ precinct, a major initiative inspired by the desire to put 'a heart' into the City of Marion.

The City of Marion entry was one of 27 winners recognised in the 19 categories of the Federal Government awards.

The council is now in the running for one of a small number of awards for excellence, to be announced at the National Awards presentation ceremony in Canberra on 23 November.

Judging for the final awards is expected to occur later this month and I am confident the City of Marion has a great chance of success.

It is pleasing to see our local council being acknowledged through the awards for this winning project. The awards highlight the excellent work being carried out to improve business practice within councils and service delivery to their communities.

This year’s awards attracted 355 entries from Local Government bodies across Australia.

Authorised by Andrew Southcott MP, 760 Marion Road, Marion SA 5043