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National Volunteer Week 2018  

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Tony Triumphs

Tags: Tony Piccolo MP / Gawler / Light Electorate / Building Communities

  • By Tony Piccolo
  • Mar 19, 2018
Tony Triumphs

  

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Gig City Connecting Gawler To The Global Market

At the announcement were (from left) Andrew Morris (SA State Manager, inabox), Tony Piccolo MP, and Mayor Karen Redman

 

Transformative: GigCity will link Gawler Businesses to the World

 

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Buddy Bench Beats Blues

Tags: Gawler / Light Electorate / Schools

  • By Tony Piccolo
  • Feb 23, 2018
Buddy Bench Beats Blues

Students Owen and Maddison cut the ribbon to officially launch the buddy benches while Mayor Karen Redman, Local MP Tony Piccolo and Chris Rehn from Willo’s Men’s Shed (who co-ordinated the project for the Men’s Shed) look on.


 

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Over $1 Million For Better Open Spaces In Gawler

Tony Piccolo MP announcing the Walker Place funding at the opening of the Gawler Fringe event being held in Walker Place, while Mayor Redman looks on.

 


 

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Minister Impressed By Gawler Health Service Outcomes

The Gawler Health Advisory Council (HAC) had the opportunity to brief the Health Minister Peter Malinauskas in person, when he visited the health service recently.

Mr Malinauskas visited the health service at the invitation of local Member of Parliament, Mr Tony Piccolo.

Mr Piccolo said he was approached by the Gawler HAC to see if they could have discussion with the Minister about the challenges and future of the Gawler Health Service.

“I felt it was important for the Minister to hear from the HAC and to tour the hospital, so he could visualise the challenges facing the staff at the health service in providing the community with a good service,” Mr Piccolo said.

“The Minister quickly accepted the invitation and met with the HAC members, volunteers and staff at the health service,” he said.

The Minister toured the hospital, speaking with nursing staff and heard about the wonderful work they perform every day.

Mr Piccolo said it was clear from the statistics provided to the Minister that the Gawler Health Service is clearly batting above its weight.

“We are fortunate that we have a public health service that works with a not for profit service provided by local GPs, to provide local people with professional and reliable health care,” Mr Piccolo said.

“It is obvious that the accident and emergency service at the hospital needs a major injection of funds.

“While the A&E provides a great service in conjunction with GP Inc, both medical and nursing staff work under very trying conditions at times.”

“The Minister’s visit will help me put a very good case to government for the service to receive an upgrade.”

“The Minister was very impressed by the professionalism and commitment of the staff at the hospital,” he said.

 

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New Advocate To Support People Living With Disability

The local community has welcomed a commitment by the State Government to appoint, if re-elected, an independent Disability Advocate (DA) to safeguard the rights of people living with disability.  

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