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Upper Spencer Gulf Common Purpose Group

Upper Spencer Gulf Common Purpose Group

Upper Spencer Gulf Election Forum

Come and join Spencer Gulf Cities for a lunch-time event to hear from candidates vying for the seat of Grey at the forthcoming Federal Election.

Candidates will outline their vision and priorities for the Upper Spencer Gulf, followed by opportunity for questions from the audience.

Event: Upper Spencer Gulf Election Forum

Date: Wednesday, 1st May 2019

Time: 12.00 noon – 2.00 pm

Venue: Central Oval, Port Augusta

Cost: $50 per person plus gst, which includes a two-course meal and drinks

TO BOOK YOUR TICKET:   https://www.trybooking.com/BCBWW

2019 Federal Election Platform

The Upper Spencer Gulf has some of the most significant mineral and renewable energy resources, natural biodiversity and landscapes in the world.

Substantial investment in renewable energy generation, mining and minerals processing, arid agriculture, defence and tourism is providing our region with a strong base from which we can continue to build on our comparative strengths and become cleaner, more innovative, liveable and economically diverse.

 

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