A TOUR of Port Augusta has left the Governor of South Australia in no doubt Port Augusta will survive.
His Excellency the Honorable Hieu Van Le said it was the people of Port Augusta that has him so optimistic about the city’s future, despite recent economic hardship.
“There is a sense of optimism and resilience. There’s a sense of pride for their own place,” Governor Van Le explained.
“I have great confidence in whatever the challenges, the people of Port Augusta will overcome that.”
His message for the people came after briefings with the Mayor and elected council on Tuesday, and mingling with locals while visiting Port Augusta landmarks.
“I believe the people of Port Augusta are very confident with a sense of optimism and record of resilience that any other challenges won’t stop the town from moving on towards a better and brighter future,” Governor Van Le said.
“As all people have to face the slow economy, you have many ways to overcome this.
“Sundrop Farms is one of these, and many local and the local council is planning for the future.
“I have a great confidence in the people of Port Augusta.”
The Governor, his wife Lan and his advisers toured the city on Tuesday and Wednesday.
They took special time to visit Arid Lands, Sundrop Farms and Stirling North Primary School.
It part of an initiative seeing Governor Van Le tour regions of the state every four-to-five weeks.
“I’m absolutely impressed with the place.
“Not only is it a very well planned and structured place ...
“There are so many community incentives, including the Arid Lands Botanic Gardens, and this school here.
The Governor travels the state every five weeks as part of an effort to see every corner of SA.
It’s the first time Governor Van Le has visited Port Augusta, and he said he is looking forward to his next opportunity to visit the region.