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Mayors echo Premier’s request to stay home this Easter

8th April 2020

Joint Media Release from Spencer Gulf Cities

The Mayors of the Spencer Gulf Cities support Premier Steven Marshall’s plea for all South Australians to protect their health, and the health of others, by staying at home these school holidays.

Chair of the Spencer Gulf Cities Association, Port Pirie Mayor Leon Stephens is urging all members the community to stay safe at home this Easter and school holidays.

“We need to keep reinforcing the mantra that ‘we’re all in this together’ and if we all do the right thing and stay home this Easter and school holidays, we will get through this”.

Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin has shared her support of this state-wide initiative and urges residents to protect their health by staying at home.

“It’s important not only for our residents to stay home these holidays but also that all South Australians stay home to limit the spread of this virus. We need to support our regional health workers by making sure they are not overrun during this challenging time.”

Port Augusta Mayor Brett Benbow agreed, acknowledging that whilst times are very tough at the moment for everyone, joining together as a regional and broader South Australian community is what will get us through.

“As Mayors of the Spencer Gulf Cities, we are extremely proud of our communities who are responding to this challenge by doing the right thing by themselves and each other. We encourage everyone to keep looking after each other by staying home this Easter and school holidays”.


Contact: Mayor Leon Stephens, Chair of Spencer Gulf Cities Mob: 0417 080 961
Mayor Clare McLaughlin, Whyalla City Council Mob: 0417 846 025
Mayor Brett Benbow, Port Augusta Council Mob: 0419 423 777