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Wattle Range Council Promotes Priority Issues

Wattle Range Council Promotes Priority Issues

18 December 2013

WATTLE RANGE COUNCIL PROMOTES PRIORITY ISSUES
AHEAD OF THE 2014 STATE ELECTION

The Wattle Range Council is drawing attention to regional issues in the lead up to the 2014 South Australian Election. 

Wattle Range Council’s Mayor, Peter Gandolfi, is calling upon the current Government, the Opposition and minor parties to consider the needs of the district when they are forming election policies and project announcements.

On releasing the document Mr Gandolfi said: “The Wattle Range Council district has great potential, particularly in the areas of primary production, manufacturing and tourism but we lack some fundamental building blocks.  Equitable access to government services and economic infrastructure are two areas which could improve the prosperity of our community.”

“There are also opportunities to improve services provided to residents. The disconnect between the provision of services, current and future demand, needs to be addressed at both the Federal and State level.”

The publication, which Council is calling its “Ask of Government Document describes 21 issues under the following headings:

  1. Transport;
  2. Drainage;
  3. Coast and Lakes;
  4. Economic Development;
  5. Human Services & Facilities;
  6. Government Decision Making & Planning; and
  7. Environmental Sustainability

According to Mr Gandolfi most of the issues in the document are long standing and well known in the community.  

“The document will been sent to political party leaders, relevant ministers, shadow ministers, the Member for MacKillop and candidates,” Mr Gandolfi said. “We have respectfully requested a response on how they intend to tackle the 21 issues.”

Council looks forward to working with all political parties in the coming months to gain the best outcomes for the region.

For further information in relation to this press release, please contact Mayor Gandolfi 0419 155 447.               

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