A FIREFIGHTING fund that has helped hundreds of local farmers to better defend their properties against bushfires has been scrapped by the State Government.
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.
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.
A PARLIAMENTARY committee has heard evidence that Gawler Council “failed to go into bat” for residents seeking improvements to the intersection of Coleman Parade and Potts Road, according to Member for Light Tony Piccolo.
MEMBER for Light Tony Piccolo has taken aim at the Marshall Government for cutting employment programs for ex-Holden workers, one year since the Elizabeth manufacturing plant closed down.
MEMBER for Light Tony Piccolo and Infrastructure Minister Stephan Knoll have engaged in a tit-for-tat over the Gawler rail electrification project, after it was confirmed there are no plans to lower the local railway line at Gawler Central.
MEMBER for Light Tony Piccolo has slammed the Marshall Government’s 2018/19 budget, saying it hurts the most vulnerable people through cuts to education, health and services while offering tax cuts to millionaires.