Petition gains huge response

AROUND 1000 people have already signed a petition, started last month, calling on the State Government to fund an upgrade to Evanston’s notorious Tulloch Road/Main North Road intersection.

Member for Light Tony Piccolo kicked off the petition just over three weeks ago during a visit to the Gawler Green shopping centre, located at the junction.

Last week, Mr Piccolo said the petition, which is also available online, had already attracted 980 signatures, however more people signed it at his stall at the Gawler Lions Club Market on Sunday.

Mr Piccolo used the significant community response to back his call for an upgrade of the intersection in a letter to his own treasurer, Tom Koutsantonis.

“I am contacted by constituents on an almost daily basis in relation to the intersection of Tulloch Road and Main North Road, Evanston,” he wrote.

“I recently instigated an online petition to ensure that you are aware of the public demand for this intersection to be improved.

“As you prepare for the mid-year budget review, I ask that you consider funding an upgrade to the Tulloch Road intersection by way of the construction of a roundabout or traffic lights, whichever is more appropriate.”

Just this week, three cars collided at the intersection, when a vehicle failed to give way while turning onto Main North Road, from Tulloch Road, on Monday.

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Matteo Gagliardi joined The Bunyip in August 2016 with almost two years experience in regional print media, having previously worked at a community newspaper in Swan Hill, Victoria. Covering politics, local government and crime, Matteo likes to sink his teeth into hard-hitting issues, but also enjoys spending time getting to know the Gawler community. Matteo also has a passion for science, agriculture and the environment, and has previously worked as a media officer at the Australian Science Media Centre.

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