• Hannah Phillips

District Council of Streaky Bay Success


The Streaky Bay medical Clinic owners Gaye and Dr Rob Oswald will be retiring at the end of January, leaving The District Council of Streaky Bay committed to purchasing the Streaky Bay Medical Clinic.


The main idea for the clinic is to be transitioned into a community ownership through the development of an Incorporated Association.

The information was shared to the public at a community meeting on January 16 at 7.00pm at the Streaky Bay Community Complex, to explain the community of the changes and transitioning, and to seek interested persons in establishing the future Incorporated Association.

The meeting was a wonderful success with 158 persons registered as attending, an additional 25 apologies were received.

The meeting attendance included Rowan Ramsay, Federal Member for Grey, Peter Treloar, State Member for Flinders, Michele Smith (Country Health SA), Regional Director, Far North and Eyre Region, Doctor Susan Merrett (Country Health SA), Director Medical Services, Far North, Eyre, Yorke and Northern Regions.

Mayor Barber said “the great turn out we received on the night and the commitment from the community to go ahead with the incorporation, indicated how important this issue is in our community.

Our next step is to hold a second meeting with those people interested in the Incorporated Association to discuss the process. There are still opportunities for those that did not register to be involved, so I encourage people to please contact the Council."

The Chief Executive is continuing to work proactively in seeking a doctor for the future, and this is an obvious priority”.

Council will advertise and advise those interested persons, of the date and arrangement of the next meeting when they are available.