GAWLER Council’s internal divisions have already resurfaced at the first meeting of the new electoral term, held last night, with yet another Code of Conduct investigation being discussed – this time into incumbent Gawler Deputy Mayor Ian Tooley.
WORKS have officially begun on the long-awaited Gawler East link road (GELR) project, with the ceremonial turning of the first sod occurring on Friday.
THE local government election has provided Gawler Council with a chance for a fresh start, according to newly-elected councillors who have vowed to create a more unified, cohesive elected member body.
THE election of former-serving elected members to Gawler Council was a recognition of the desire for experience behind the wheel, according to those who have returned to the chamber.
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.
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.