Yesterday, we accelerated the easing of restrictions to support locals jobs and help businesses recover in South Australia.
After announcing the State Government's roadmap to recovery last week, we have been able to fast track its implementation thanks to the wonderful work of so many people across SA.
From this Friday, our community will be able to dine indoors and be served alcohol with their meals at their much-loved establishments.
We've been working with industry to ensure they can get back to business as quickly and safely as possible.Read more
The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (15:18): I rise to speak about my community outreach program and how residents in my electorate have responded to the pandemic that we are facing. We know that everyone has felt the impact of COVID-19 in some way, great or small. We know that many upcoming and thriving businesses were forced to close and may still be closed. We know that people have lost their jobs overnight and we know that many residents in our community have been living a completely unfamiliar life.
To deal with self-isolation and social distancing and to shirk away from physical contact goes against human nature. We all crave social interaction. With that in mind, the team in my office has been doing an outstanding job diligently phoning residents in the community as part of our community outreach program over the past few months. This was a fantastic way to look out for residents and check on their welfare in the community, especially the welfare of the elderly and vulnerable.Read more
Fantastic news for our local community as Hamilton Secondary College receives a $9 million upgrade as part of the Marshall Government's $66 million investment into South Australian schools.Read more
Firstly, a big thank you to the Dover Gardens community and a number of residents who raised their concerns about anti-social behaviour at our first Community Forum in December last year.
Since then, I've been working with SAPOL, Housing SA and Marion Council to improve our community's local amenities and engagement.
As reported by a SAPOL representative at our follow-up Community Forum earlier this year, SAPOL have now undertaken District Policing Model 2 in the Dover Gardens area with a dedicated Sergeant leading the team based at the Sturt Police Station.Read more
The State Government has announced South Australia's Roadmap for Easing COVID-19 Restrictions.
We have worked together to stop the spread of Coronavirus and we should all be proud of the way South Australia has led the nation and even the world in our response to this unprecedented health and economic challenge.
The government's strong plan to protect and prepare South Australia has meant that we are now in a position to start getting back to business by progressively easing restrictions.Read more
Thank you for your part in achieving our state’s thirteenth day straight without a single new case of COVID-19. View the local statistics here.
This week saw the reopening of our local playgrounds, reserves and skate parks, at the recommendation of Chief Medical Officer, Prof Nicola Spurrier.Read more
It'll be easier, more than ever, to commute to our local Flinders Medical Centre, Hospital and University, with the highly-anticpated completion of Flinders Link later this year.
Infrastructure projects are forging ahead, ensuring thousands of people can keep working.
Once complete, Flinders Link will provide a long overdue rail connection between the Flinders health and education precinct and the city.Read more
We are doing everything in our power to help our local businesses get through the greatest economic challenge of our time.
The first major tranche of $10,000 emergency cash grants are being deposited into the bank accouts of more than 1,000 small businesses and not-for-profits.
Local restaurants, cafes, gyms and fitness studios, beauty salons, homewares stores, hairdressers and dentists across our community are among those to benefit from the financial relief, having either suffered a significant loss of income or been forced to close as a result of COVID-19 and the necessary restrictions to help limit its spread.
The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (14:07): I rise to join the statement of condolence at the passing of Detective Chief Superintendent Jo Shanahan and Tania McNeill.
Tragically, this ANZAC Day just past, Joanne's life was suddenly taken in a horrific crash at the intersection of Cross and Fullarton roads. Another woman, Tania McNeill, a mother aged 53, was also a victim of this accident and leaves behind grieving loved ones, including her husband, Cary, son, Bailey, parents and a sister. Detective Chief Superintendent Jo Shanahan leaves behind her husband, Peter, a former detective and now SA Police General Counsel, and two children, Nicholas and Eleni.
The shock felt by all is immense. For those members of her family, her husband and children, her friends and many colleagues at SAPOL, the pain must be overwhelming. The life of a woman who served her community with distinction as a proud member of the South Australian police was taken all too soon. A wonderful woman, wife, mother, friend and colleague, tributes have been flowing and flowers now lie at the site of the awful accident.Read more
I'm so pleased to share with you that today is the seventh day of zero new COVID-19 cases in South Australia.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us get this far by putting the health and wellbeing of our community first by staying home.
While it certainly hasn't been easy, it is clear that by staying apart, we're stopping the spread of COVID-19 and saving the lives of our loved ones who are in the at-risk category.