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Governor visits City of Marion

Monday 04 Jul 2022
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Research and business opportunities at the Tonsley Innovation Precinct, community outreach programs, and connections with the Kaurna nation and local young people were shared with the Governor of South Australia during her visit to the City of Marion today.

The visit by Her Excellency, the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, and her husband Mr Rod Bunten, was hosted by Marion Mayor Mr Kris Hanna as part of a program of tours of local government areas organised by Government House.

Her Excellency began her tour of Marion with a visit to the Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre and the scheduled gathering of the Polish Australian Friends at Marion social group,

The next stop was the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre (LKCC) in Bedford Park where the Governor met with representatives from the Friends of Warriparinga and heard about the First Nations activities and environmental programs at Warriparinga.

Her Excellency was also taken to the Tonsley Innovation Precinct to see the collaboration between education facilities, research groups, businesses, government, and the wider community.

The Governor’s visit concluded at Council’s recently opened, $16.4 million Mitchell Park Sports & Community Centre (MPSCC).

This new integrated facility caters for the needs of a range of sporting and community

groups, provides a new Neighbourhood Centre, as well as bistro dining.

Her Excellency had afternoon tea with MPSCC volunteers, members of a Migrants Woman’s Group and representatives from the Council’s The Youth Collective Committee (YCC).

The YCC is an initiative resulting from the City of Marion’s 2019 Voice it! Youth


Members work with teams and departments across the Council on issues, topics and concerns that are important to all young people.

Image: The Governor of South Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, and her husband Mr Rod Bunten, and Marion Mayor Mr Kris Hanna with the team from CH4 Global at the Tonsley Innovation District.

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