Tony Piccolo backs state and regional Labor plans

Current Light MP Tony Piccolo, who entered state parliament in 2006, believes that being a strong advocate for the community is central to his work.

Current Light MP Tony Piccolo, who entered state parliament in 2006, believes that being a strong advocate for the community is central to his work.

Creating employment opportunities is a standout issue current Light MP Tony Piccolo will address; also an ongoing issue strongly expressed by SA people.  

“That is why Labor has made job growth its priority for a re-elected Labor government,” he said.

“In strictly local issues, traffic management is important that is why we are improving the existing network (upgrades of Main North Road and Tulloch Roads, Dalkeith and MNR), building new infrastructure (Gawler East Link Road) and boosting Public Transport (Improved Gawler Bus Service and reductions in the ticket price for buses and trains in the area).”

Mr Piccolo, who was born in Italy and migrated to Australia in 1963, is also keen to ensure that people have the training and retraining opportunities for the new jobs.

“We are boosting funding for TAFE to help them deliver the best possible training courses.”

He plans to advocate for funds to be spent in the electorate across a range of training and small business programs, which include Northern Economic Growth Program, Young Entrepreneur Program, more TAFE programs within the Light electorate.

Mr Piccolo further supports additional equipment and facilities in a number of parks and reserves with funding already in place to match those priorities.

“People want a local member who will stand up for them, and walk alongside their journey,” he said.