Project Renew

The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (15:02): I certainly can—a very good question. I thank the member for Heysen for his interest and passion for our volunteers, and we note the great work that they do. Also, I acknowledge the member for Heysen's interest in building South Australia right across the board, something that the Marshall Liberal government is very passionate about.

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National Science Week

The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (11:41): I rise to speak on the motion that you have put before the house, Mr Acting Speaker, that is:

That this house—

(a) recognises that National Science Week is held from 10 to 18 August 2019;

(b) acknowledges the important impact that National Science Week has in promoting and celebrating science across all age groups;

(c) recognises the important role that science plays in the South Australian economy; and

(d) acknowledges the work being undertaken by the state government to increase participation in STEM subjects for students to ensure that young South Australians have the skills for the jobs of the future.

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State Budget 2019

The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (15:18): I rise today to talk about this wonderful budget that was handed down that is really building South Australia, a commitment we made when we came to this parliament. There are so many things in the budget that outline what we are doing to build our great state. I want to address one that has significance in my local community and also that of the Minister for Environment, the member for Black, and something we have been fighting hard for a very long period of time: the Hove crossing.

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We are delivering on Hove Crossing!

This morning marks a major win for our community, with funding announced for the grade separation of the Hove Railway Crossing at Brighton Road.  This is a giant step forward to fixing traffic congestion and improving safety along the Brighton Road Corridor.

I had the pleasure to meet with the Premier Steven Marshall MP, Minister for Transport, the Hon Stephen Knoll MP, the Hon David Speirs MP and Federal Member for Boothby Nicolle Flint MP this morning to announce that $171 million has been jointly secured by the Marshall and Morrison Governments.  

 

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National Volunteer Week

The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (12:10): I, too, rise today in support of this motion moved by the member for Hurtle Vale, and thank her for doing so. The motion:

(a) recognises National Volunteer Week 2019 from 20 to 26 May;

(b) acknowledges the valuable contribution that volunteers make to the economic and social wellbeing of local communities; and

(c) calls upon all South Australians to thank and show their appreciation to all volunteers in our community.

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The Marilyns

Each day 27 South Australians will hear the words ‘you have cancer’. Many of these people will become survivors, their lives changed forever. But sadly, almost half will lose their lives, leaving behind a never-ending ripple effect on families and friends.

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Brighton Districts Table Tennis Club

Tucked away in a back street of Brighton hides the home of the Brighton Districts Table Tennis Club.  Most people have probably walked past it without knowing, however the Club has been around since the mid-1950s and is still going strong. 

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Official Opening of Oaklands Estate Reserve Upgrade

On Saturday 25 May I attended the official opening of the Oaklands Estate Reserve Upgrade. Despite the rain and cold weather, it was fantastic to see how the upgrades have blended with nature and created a beautiful reserve for all ages to enjoy.  I feel so lucky to have such a wonderful community space in our own backyard.

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Community Transition and Learning Centre

The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (14:50): I truly thank the member for King for her interest in this. This is a great initiative and a very important project for South Australia. I am pleased to inform the house that this is another example of how well the Marshall government and the Morrison government have come together to jointly fund an exciting and innovative project. The new community transition and learning centre will be built in Coober Pedy and, again, this is how and why we are delivering better services for South Australia.

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Road Safety

The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (14:19): I thank the member for Newland for the question and note that he is a very big advocate for road safety in his community. In fact, I know he has contacted my office a number of times around some issues in his community, and the member for Newland's engagement with SAPOL has proactively got policing out on Hancock Road, Bowen Road and Elizabeth Street in Tea Tree Gully and Milne Road in Ridgehaven. I thank him very much for that fine work that he is doing in his community. Those extra patrols have made sure that he is keeping his community safe, and he does an outstanding job with that.

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