Goolwa's Journey to Cittaslow Accreditation
Goolwa became the first non-European town to be accepted as a member of the international network of towns where quality of life is prioritised, paving the way for the incorporation of the Cittaslow Goolwa association. A Goolwa Cittaslow Working Party, made up of people from the Goolwa community plus some councillors and advisors, completed the self-assessment phase and then submitted a formal application for recognition, to
An extensive list of criteria was addressed and a complete set of the application, support documentation and DVD was presented to the Goolwa Library.
From Sunday 11 March to Wednesday 14 March 2007, a Delegation representing Cittaslow International visited the historic River Port of Goolwa, South Australia. Delegates included the Cittaslow President Roberto Angelucci (Mayor of Francavilla al Mare, Italy), Cittaslow Vice President Stefano Mocio (Orvieto
- November 2004 Lyn Clark completed a Feasibility Study on behalf of the Southern Alexandrina Business Association
- August 2005 SABA hosted a public meeting held in the Alexandrina Community Council Chamber. The Goolwa Cittaslow Working Party was formed with Lyn Clark as Convenor
- September 2005 the Alexandrina Council voted to support the Cittaslow process
- October 2005 the first public Cittaslow information stand was held as part of "Goolwa Alive"
- Workshops and meetings were held regularly to work through the self-assessment process
- September 2006 a formal application from Alexandrina Council on behalf of Goolwa was handed to the Italian Consul by Mayor Kym McHugh
- October 2006 the first Cittaslow Expo was held as part of "Goolwa Alive"
- February 2007 Goolwa was declared the Australian Cittaslow network lead town
- March 2007 the International Cittaslow Delegation visited Goolwa [and accepted Goolwa as the first Australian Cittaslow]
- 2008 Cittaslow Goolwa Incorporated was established
- 2017 - Opening of Cittaslow Corner