THE Gawler Institute and Town Hall buildings have officially been handed back to Gawler Council’s management after construction work on the Gawler Civic Centre redevelopment wrapped up last month.
NEWLY re-elected Gawler councillor Jim Vallelonga has slammed council’s flagship Gawler Civic Centre redevelopment, claiming the budget blowout for the project will be “astronomical” and a “liability” for years to come.
MEMBER for Light Tony Piccolo has vowed to pursue to legislative changes to compel Gawler Council to “be more open with their ratepayers and residents”, after being told he’d have to pay to have a Freedom of Information (FOI) request processed.
GAWLER Council would have to publicly disclose any significant project cost blow-outs in the future under proposed new legislation introduced to state parliament last week by the Labor Opposition.
GAWLER Mayor Karen Redman and incumbent councillor Merilyn Nicolson have, respectively, donated two paintings of Gawler icon Max Fatchen to council, to be displayed at the new Gawler Civic Centre.
DIGITAL agency MediaDigitalX has been announced as the new operator of the Business Innovation Hub that will form part of the under-development Gawler Civic Centre.
CONFIDENTIAL costings relating to the ongoing Gawler Civic Centre project have remained secret in order to protect “the best interests of the community”.
Bunyip editor Grady Hudd was given an exclusive tour through the much-anticipated new Gawler Civic Centre last week, where he saw first-hand just how far the project has come.