Fruit fly outbreak in Warradale

Strict measures have come into force as new Mediterranean fruit fly outbreaks have been declared in Warradale after the discovery of maggots in backyard fruit.

A new fruit fly eradication response is immediately underway with baiting and ground treatment at the new outbreak sites in Warradale, with a 1.5 kilometre red outbreak area and 7.5 kilometre yellow suspension area established.

In Warradale, the red outbreak areas include Brighton, Dover Gardens, Hove, Marion, North Brighton, Oaklands Park, Seacombe Gardens, Seacombe Heights, Somerton Park, South Brighton, Sturt and Warradale.

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2021 Winter Warmer and Fundraiser

Along with David Speirs MP, today I hosted my annual Winter Warmer & Fundraiser event to bring people together while supporting a local organisation or charity.

This year, we supported the Sophia Naismith Foundation, which was created in memory of 15-year-old Sophia Naismith who tragically died after being hit by a car in 2019.

The Sophia Naismith Foundation has a very positive impact on the lives of young people in our community, and tonight we were able to raise more than $9,000 to support the Foundation to continue carrying out its exceptional work.

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Visiting local tennis clubs

Today I visited two local tennis clubs to find out what presidents and their committees have been up to. 

Marion Tennis Club had some great news as President and club coach Justin showing me the flash new fencing around the court. 

As we were chatting, I saw some of the club's youngest members started their training. With such high quality players, Marion Tennis Club's future is looking bright!

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Darlington Children's Centre visit

Director David gave me a tour of the fantastic play spaces at Darlington Children's Centre today.
As part of the State Government’s round of maintenance grants, Darlington Children’s Centre received funding for projects that included extending a veranda and paving.
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Coral & Balmoral Commemoration Service

It was an honour to attend today's Commemoration Service for the Battle of Coral and Balmoral.

Organised by the Vietnam Veterans' Federation SA Branch, the service saw many veterans and members of the community paying their respects to those whole lost their lives in this conflict.

His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC was able to attend, as well as Member for Boothby, Nicole Flint.

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Brighton Dunes morning tea

Today I was able to visit the amazing Brighton Dunes to meet with some of the residents for morning tea.

We were treated to lovely scones with jam and cream, tea, and coffee.

I was able to catch up with some members of the community whom I know, as well as meet new people.

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Official Opening of McAuley Community School

It was a privilege to attend McAuley Community School's official opening and blessing liturgy this morning. 

The school’s values of respect, compassion, gratitude, courage and creativity were clearly displayed by the staff and students who took part in the official opening.

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Lest We Forget

On ANZAC Day this year I had the privilege of attending the Brighton RSL Dawn Service.

After COVID-19 meant that Dawn services in 2020 could not go ahead, it was fantastic to be able to come together again as a community in remembrance of the people who both fought, and lost their lives in service to our country.

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101 reasons for coffee

It was a pleasure once again to run my Coffee with Corey catch up this month at another superb local café.

101 Café in Warradale kept the coffee flowing to stimulate some great conversations among everyone who attended.

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Official Opening of the Brighton Oval Sporting Complex!

It was a pleasure to attend and speak at the Official Opening of the Brighton Oval Complex today.

Upgrades include three new purpose-built clubrooms, unisex changerooms, new signage and an electronic scoreboard, and upgraded community facilities such as the skatepark.

Along the way, many local champions have emerged to see this project completed, in particular champions from the local clubs who use this space.

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