APC engages consultant over GRFMA withdrawal

ENGINEERING consultant Southfront has been engaged by Adelaide Plains Council to undertake two separate reviews that will assist Minister for Local Government Geoff Brock make a decision on

the council’s Gawler River Flood Management Authority (GRFMA) withdrawal position.

The two reviews will investigate the economic footprint that GRFMA flood infrastructure may have on the Adelaide Plains Food Bowl areas and provide detailed analysis on the GRFMA’s charter model.

Council has until January 31 to provide the Minister with information supporting its decision to leave the authority, and detail how it will tackle flood mitigation in the future should a withdraw application be accepted.

Mr Brock has also requested submissions from the other constituent councils that make up the GRFMA surrounding APC’s withdrawal intent.

“Minister Brock will carefully consider all of their information provided and make a decision in the best interests of APC, the Authority and its constituent councils, the region and the community,” a government spokesperson said.

“The Minister’s chief concern is that flooding risks in the Gawler River catchment are managed appropriately.”


Tom Staggard


Born and raised in Adelaide's northern suburbs, Tom attended Tyndale Christian School in Salisbury East before studying journalism at the University of South Australia. Tom joined The Bunyip in June 2017 after previously working in the Adelaide Hills for The Courier newspaper in Mount Barker and the Weekender Herald in Crafers. As part of his role, Tom will cover the Adelaide Plains and Playford council regions. Away from work, he is a massive sports fan and loves all things football, cricket, basketball and soccer.

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