Flood meeting arranged

ADELAIDE Plains Council (APC) has arranged a meeting with Shadow Minister for Local Government David Pisoni to discuss its intentions to withdraw from the Gawler River Flood Management Authority (GRFMA).

The meeting, which is scheduled for January, will include APC chief executive James Miller, APC GRFMA board member Mel Lawrence and deputy board member Terry-Anne Keen.

APC has also requested a meeting with Minister for Local Government Geoff Brock, but at this stage has not finalised an official meeting.

Council is seeking to inform the Minister and Shadow Minister of its reasons behind wanting to withdraw from the GRFMA.

Mr Brock is yet to make a final decision on APC’s official request to withdraw from the authority.

Tom Staggard

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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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