Parliament House with Brighton Secondary School

It was a pleasure to have dinner with some of the talented music students and teachers from Brighton Secondary School this June.

Minister David Speirs and I wanted to thank the students for volunteering their musical talent at some recent events in the community.

The students provided entertainment at our 90th Birthday Afternoon in 2020. They also played at the Winter Warmer and Fundraiser we hosted earlier this year where we were able to raise more than $9,000 for The Sophia Naismith Foundation.

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Hove Crossing update

Dear Resident,

I'm getting in touch to let you know after weighing up expert advice and following extensive community consultation the Hove Level Crossing Removal Project will not be proceeding. Instead the Marshall Liberal Government will now focus on a Ten Year Level Crossing Removal Program that will prioritise and identify the highest priority level crossings for removal.

The detailed analysis of both the rail-over and rail-under design options found the least costly of the two would be around $120 million more than the available budget.

The current budget allocation of $171 million is inadequate to remove the level crossing with the rail-over option estimated to cost $290 million and the rail-under cost estimated to cost $450 million.

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What's happening at Sturt Marion Thunder Soccer Club

It was fantastic to visit the Sturt-Marion Thunder soccer club in June. I met the new president of the club  Binny Moon, who showed me around the facilities they have available at the club. We spoke about what the club has to offer, and the importance of sport in the community. After COVID-19 has meant we have to adapt how we socialise, this reinforced the critical role sport plays in building a sense of community.

I congratulated the club on receiving $1,900 in the Round 49 Active Club Grants in 2020. This was used to contribute to the upkeep of the club. The Active Club Program runs to help our community sporting clubs with grants up to $3,000 available.

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South Adelaide Basketball Club Visit

Today I received a tour of the South Adelaide Basketball Club's stadium "The Shed", their homecourt in Marion. 

President Bill Yeo and treasurer Sonny Ogrodowski shared with me their plans for upgrading the club's infrastructure and discussed the club's future direction.

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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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