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View from the Goolwa Aquatic Club building, new home to CLLMM Research Centre
Goolwa Morning

The new Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth (CLLMM) Research Centre announces its new location as the top storey of the Goolwa Aquatic Club on Barrage Road in Goolwa opening its doors in early February 2024.


Goyder Institute Director, Dr Alec Rolston, said “We are delighted to be working with Alexandrina Council for our new location to support our critical research into the needs of the CLLMM region. Our aim is to provide an evidence-base for future management decisions in the region and the broader Murray-Darling Basin.


While our four locally-based staff members will be based at the Research Centre in Goolwa, our work will include reaching out to communities throughout the wider region.


The space will be utilised as a hot-desking space for visiting researchers, but also home to an augmented reality experience which will showcase the values of the region in a new and exciting way, as well as providing community space for engagement activities.


It will serve as a base for knowledge exchange and will showcase the research in our region.

We are very much looking forward to working with communities to inform management decision making in the region.”


The CLLMM Research Centre will be hosting a public launch in early February. In addition, the community is invited to have their say in future research priorities and engagement activities.


To have your say in the research priorities and future engagement activities of the CLLMM Research Centre, click here to complete our community survey.



It has been a busy start to the latter half of 2023 as the Institute’s new Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth (CLLMM) Research Centre began its establishment phase on 1 July 2023. With the hiring of 4 new staff members, the Centre has hit the ground running with the start of several community and key party engagements.


Coinciding with the launch of the new CLLMM Research Centre logo and website, the first of many community conversations were held at The Alexandrina Business Hub in Goolwa. The first conversation focused on small businesses within the region introducing the research centre and a community survey. The conversation was a great success with over 15 local businesses in attendance.


In addition, the community survey was the first of many processes that will help the Research Centre understand community and First Nations priorities for research and engagement activities at the CLLMM Research Centre. The survey was also released across a number of local media outlets and has already gained traction across the CLLMM region.


For more information, contact the CLLMM Research Centre’s Communications and Engagement Coordinator, Dr Tiffany Nay, tiffany.nay@goyderinstitute.org.

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