Cittaslow Goolwa

assembly 2017

International Cittaslow General Assembly

Goolwa will host the International Cittaslow Assembly on 9-12 May 2017

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Assembly Public Events

The Cittaslow International Assembly Goolwa 9 - 12 May will see almost one hundred Cittaslow delegates from around the world visit Goolwa. Members of the public are welcome to to join our guests at a number of public events.

Tuesday 9 May

The welcome BBQ on Tuesday 9 May - 6.00-9.00pm, home of Edward and Jane Booth, 3 Curson Place, Goolwa. Cost: $10 for Cittaslow members and $15 non-members. Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting Lyn Clark on 8555 5801.

Wednesday 10 May

Delegates from Cittaslow towns around the world will be welcomed by the Official Ngarrindjeri Welcome and Smoking Ceremony on Wednesday 10 May 10.00-10.30am, in Cittaslow Park (in front of Goolwa Medical Centre, corner Cadell and Crocker Streets). Members of the public are welcome to attend this free event.

Thursday 11 May

Cittaslow Assembly Expo Signal Point. Thursday 11 May 9.30 am to 2.00 pm An opportunity to learn more about unique local producers and products like Second Valley cheeses, Olive Oils, Ambersun Alpacas, artistic felting, hand-made soaps and many more plus community groups including Ngarrindjeri artists, Grow Free, the Cittaslow Community Garden, the Alexandrina Wild-life Support Group and others. Free Entry.

Friday 12 May

A highlight of the Cittaslow International Assembly Goolwa will be a special Final Dinner to be held on Friday 12 May 7.00-10.00pm, Fleurieu Function Centre, Barrage Road, Goolwa. The menu will highlight the marvellous food and wine of the Fleurieu! Cost $50 Cittaslow members and $70 non-members. Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting Lyn Clark on 8555 5801. All welcome.

Annual Cittaslow Goolwa Smoke Off

The 2017 Smoke Off will be held on 5 November 2017 in the RSL Garden of Honour, Cutting Road. Planning is underway and details will be available on this site as arrangements are finalised.

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Welcome to Goolwa - Australia's First Cittaslow

On 12 March 2007, the historic River Port of Goolwa was accredited as the first Cittaslow or "Slow Town" in Australia. Goolwa joined the international network of towns and cities that combine the efforts of Council, the business community and residents to improve the quality of life for all who live and work in their town.

This website will explain the philosophy of Cittaslow, Goolwa's journey to accreditation and the achievements and benefits of becoming a Cittaslow. It also supports our local food and wine groups and tourism operators.

Together with Katoomba Blue Mountains and Yea Murrindindi, Goolwa Alexandrina is part of the Cittaslow Australasian Network.

News and events

Opening of Cittaslow Corner

Posted: Feb 13, 2017

On 10 February 2017, Alexandrina Mayor Keith Parkes officially opened Cittaslow Corner.

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Cittaslow Goolwa Farmers Market

May 7 2017 9:00 am 1:00 pm

Note that the 23rd April market will be held on the RSL lawns, BF Laurie Lane. Popular local duo Sonic Fusion will provide the music. Fresh, fantastic, Fleurieu fine foods will be sourced locally from…

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Cittaslow International Assembly Public Events

May 9 2017 6:00 pm 9:00 pm

The Cittaslow International Assembly Goolwa 9 - 12 May will see almost one hundred Cittaslow delegates from around the world visit Goolwa. Members of the public are welcome to to join our guests at a …

Read more

Cittaslow International Assembly Public Events

May 10 2017 10:00 am 10:30 am

The Cittaslow International Assembly Goolwa 9 - 12 May will see almost one hundred Cittaslow delegates from around the world visit Goolwa. Members of the public are welcome to to join our guests at a …

Read more