ONLY four incumbent councillors have been re-elected to a new-look Gawler Council elected member body that includes three first-time representatives and only one woman.
THE Springwood Communities development in Gawler East risks becoming “another Aldi”, should Gawler Council be stripped of its planning authority by State Coordinator General Jim Hallion.
A STAND-OFF regarding a major Gawler East pipeline could see Gawler Council lose its planning authority over the Springwood development into the future.
LOCAL commercial building owners will soon have access to a multi-party finance scheme that would help them carry out utility upgrades or heritage restoration works on their buildings.
GAWLER Council staff have devised a funding grant application that, if successful, would allow council to fund two pending infrastructure projects without using any additional ratepayer money.
GAWLER Council will have to show “considerable ongoing financial constraint and discipline” to its future capital works initiatives due to diminishing borrowing capacity, according to its head finance officer.
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.
THE state’s Ombudsman has knocked back Member for Light Tony Piccolo’s Freedom of Information (FOI) request for Gawler Council to release a report containing planning recommendations concerning the town’s rural zone.