Speech: Adelaide International Tennis Tournament

Mr PATTERSON (Morphett) (14:36): My question is to the Minister for Sport, Recreation and Racing. Can the minister update the house on the success of the Adelaide International?

The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (14:36): I thank the member for his great question and note what a wonderful forehand he has, plenty of top spin, a great slice backhand, a very crafty player who was on display, I must say, at the Adelaide International. What a time for tennis in South Australia, what a time for sport in South Australia and what a time for South Australia.

'Build it and they will come,' and we built it and they came. South Australia has played home to world-class tennis before but, as we saw in January this year, there has never been a more exciting time for tennis in our state. The Marshall government has delivered yet again and we're not stopping anytime soon. I think you will agree that the new roof that we have on Memorial Drive and that precinct was absolutely fantastic and it served our community wonderfully well.

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Marion VIEW Club celebrates International Women's Day in style

It was fantastic to join the ladies of the Marion VIEW Club to celebrate International Women's Day in style.

International Women's Day is a global day celebrated on 8th March every year around the world to acknowledge the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, to continue promoting change and pioneering women in leadership roles.

Proceeds raised by the Marion VIEW Club go towards supporting the education of disadvantaged Australian children through The Smith Family. Through fundraising activities and social events in local communities, members raise much needed funds that goes directly to The Smith Family's learning and mentoring programs for disadvantaged students.

If you'd like to learn more about the important work by the ladies at the Marion VIEW Club, click here.

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Improved amenities in the Dover Gardens local area

Anti-social behaviour and community safety around the Dover Gardens area has been an ongoing concern for many residents, which is why I've been working closely with SAPOL, the City of Marion and Housing SA to help find a solution to a range of issues raised at my previous community forum in mid-December 2019.

Significant progress has been made in a number of areas to improve local amenities and community engagement.

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State Government invests $13.8 million into Brighton Secondary School

The Marshall Liberal Government has revealed more designs for school upgrades in the Southern suburbs, as part of its record $1.3 billion capital works program that will create thousands of jobs across the state.

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Marion Mall Walkers celebrate 19th birthday

Congratulations to Marion Mall Walkers on celebrating their 19th birthday!

Another congrats to one of their inaugural members, Pauline Barber who was awarded Life Membership for her dedication and support to the club and its members. She's filled just about every position on their committee since 2001!

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Newly-opened McAuley Community School

If you haven't already heard, Hove is now home to a brand new school! The first students walked through the doors at McAuley Community School as Term 1 of school commenced.

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Opening of Paringa Park Primary School's Outdoor Learning and Nature Play area

It was a pleasure to receive a personal tour from Leanne Prior, Principal of Paringa Park Primary School of the newly-opened Outdoor Learning and Nature Play area and learning more about how the school community is encouraging our students to be active and engaged in outdoor learning experiences.

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2020 Brighton Jetty Classic

It was on for the young and old at the 2020 annual Brighton Jetty Classic! Competitors ranging from 7 to 70 and beyond took part in South Australia's largest open water swim. It was a day full of action with a surf boat carnival, street festival, food trucks with live music and entertainment.

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Seaview High School transformed into world-class education hub

As part of the Marshall State Government’s Building Better Schools program, Seaview High School will receive an impressive $16.2 million development injection.

The project will be finished in time to welcome students in Term 1 2022. It will also coincide with our plan to transition Year 7 students into high school, a move which will bring our state's education system into the 21st century and in line with other states and territories.

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Adelaide International Tennis Tournament

Mr ELLIS (Narungga) (15:04): My question is to the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing. Can the minister update the house on the Adelaide International 2020 coming this summer?

The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (15:04): I thank the member for Narungga for his ace question—and what an exciting time it is for tennis in South Australia, what an exciting time for sport.

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