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.
SHADOW Local Government Minister Tony Piccolo has called on the State Government to drop its rate capping policy and support the Labor opposition’s alternative “ratepayer protection” legislation, after it passed through the Upper House last week.
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.