Message from the Mayor

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Murray Bridge is changing.

We’re creating an environment where you can make your own opportunities, make a home, make an investment, and make memories.

The mighty Murray River, home to the Ngarrindjeri people for centuries, is the lifeblood of Murray Bridge, providing water, recreation, jobs, and a lifestyle that is the envy of other regions.

Our city was established in 1874 as a vital link in South Australia’s fledgling trade routes. Its proximity to the river, and convenient distance from Adelaide and the eastern states, has seen Murray Bridge transform into the Murraylands’ largest regional, commercial hub.

Approximately a 60-minute drive from Adelaide’s CBD, via a dual-lane freeway, the City’s population is forecast to rise from 20,000 to 29,000 by 2041. Along with this growth an additional net 13,000 jobs are forecast to be added to the region.

Murray Bridge has land, skills and opportunity in abundance. We’re transforming the riverfront into thriving community spaces, creating connections with the business district and welcoming new development into our city centre.

The City’s proximity to national transport routes, as well as available power, water and gas has resulted in a surge in intensive animal production and processing industries. The region is also ideal for the production of high quality produce including stone fruit, vegetables, grains and livestock.

As a large service centre featuring shopping, schools and health facilities, Murray Bridge has the infrastructure to support not only the immediate population, but also that of the surrounding area and future growth.

This proud community is changing like never before.

Brenton Lewis
Mayor