Gawler Council have asked that Delfin and the State Government commit to building significant PT infrastructure in Gawler to address numerous issues if this is to be passed.
Local thinking is that the council have made some deals they cannot back out of and this development is going to go ahead regardless of what else they want. Many local constituents feel betrayed by the council on this issue.
Tony Piccolo (state MP for the area), has also made comments that he supports Gawler Council's proposal to extend the train service.
Gawler Council have also commissioned a report that demonstrates that the new shopping centre slated to be built along with the Gawler East development is too large and will impact negatively on businesses in the area and in the town.
Typical Gawler Council :wank: they have systematically blocked every shopping centre development outside of the town centre itself. Hell there isn't even one foodland/IGA type supermarket or decent deli in the suburbs.
The simple reason is the councillors are shop owners in the town centre, and little else. Its just an attempt to keep their monopoly on everything, rather pathetic really. Brain dead councillors then bitch about the traffic problems in the main street, well morons you wanted it that way remember ?
Farmers in the Barossa won't shop in Gawler, because there is a lack of parking and too much traffic congestion. This new shopping centre would allow them to come into Gawler or at least Gawler East. Gawler locals go shop at Munno Para shopping center for the same reasons, and the prices are slightly better.
Gawler is also slated to be granted Major Town status by State Government which effectively strips it of its current Rural Town status. This will impact on local Healthcare. It means that local Doctors will not have admitting rights to Gawler Health Services and Gawler Health will not be permitted to take anyone outside of hours and all patients will then be redirected to the Lyell Mcewin Hospital instead.
Whatever the boon to developers, I think a lot of people feel they are witnessing the death of the Township of Gawler.
Of course it all depends on what side of the fence you are on.
The Health Centre (the only part of it that is a hospital is the building) should stop being run as a Mickey Mouse operation and get its own Doctors.
The only thing that will kill the township of Gawler is death of the council itself. Say from this giant parasite called Barossa Council, which has attached itself firmly to the township while pretending to be a suburb of Gawler. The Gawler East development should be included into the Gawler council boundaries, that way the council that provides the majority of the local services gets the rates, its only fair.
AdelaideNow: Now with 300% more Liberal Party hacks, at no extra cost.