Thursday, 28 September 2023
On Thursday morning, Her Excellency the Governor and Mr Bunten continued their visit to the Eyre Peninsula, where, at Cowell, they had breakfast with representatives from the District Council of Franklin Harbour. Guests included Mr Robert Walsh, His Worship the Mayor; Mr Kim Baum, Councillor; and Mr Shane Gill, Chief Executive Officer.
Afterwards, at Cowell, the Governor and Mr Bunten visited the Cowell Area School, where they met Mrs Stephanie Herbert, Principal; and Ms Leah Kelly, Senior Leader, and toured the school.
Later, at Cowell, the Governor and Mr Bunten, accompanied by Mayor Walsh and Mr Gill, departed on a walking tour to the Cowell Foreshore Precinct to view the recent Foreshore redevelopment.
In the mid-morning, at the District Council of Franklin Harbour office, Cowell, the Governor, accompanied by Mr Bunten, presented Mr Darrell Tree CV with his Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal.
Afterwards, the Governor and Mr Bunten travelled to Tumby Bay, where they attended a lunch hosted by the District Council of Tumby Bay. Guests included Mr Geoff Churchett, Mayor; Ms Julie Elliot, Deputy Mayor; Ms Fiona Ward, Councillor; Mr Trevor Smith, Councillor; Ms Rebecca Hayes, Chief Executive Officer; Mr Damian Windsor, General Manager of Works and Infrastructure; Ms Hannah Allen-Jordan, South Australia’s Young Person of the Year 2023; and Mr Ryan Viney, Chief Executive Officer, Regional Development Australia, Eyre Peninsula.
In the afternoon, at Tumby Bay, the Governor and Mr Bunten visited Tumby Bay Area School, where they met Kelly Robinson, Deputy Principal, and toured the school.
Afterwards, at the District Council of Tumby Bay offices, the Governor and Mr Bunten received a briefing from Ms Hayes and Mr Viney, before departing on a walking tour of Tumby Bay.
Later, the Governor and Mr Bunten departed for Port Lincoln, where they hosted a dinner for representatives from the City of Port Lincoln. Guests included Ms Diana Mislov, Her Worship the Mayor, and Mrs Johanna Visic; and Mr Peter Bond, acting Chief Executive Officer, and Ms Heather Mullan.
In the morning, at Government House, the Governor’s Deputy presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.