My very busy January – New Citizens, a World Record and a 100th Birthday!

Whilst January is often the time of year when everyone takes some time out to relax, enjoy the sun and rev themselves up for the start of another year, it is one of the busiest and best times in our local community.  With the official openings of both the Brighton Surf Lifesaving Club Tower and Brighton Jetty Sculptures Exhibition, and being able to witness the record breaking ‘Marilyn’s’ as part of the Brighton Jetty Classic, I have been spending some wonderful times down by the beach.

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Australia Day Celebrations 2019

I was honoured to speak at the City of Holdfast Bay Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony at Glenelg Foreshore recently.

With clear skies and a fantastic view, it was a perfect day to meet and celebrate with the 80 new Australian Citizens from my local community.  With residents coming from all around the world, including China, Germany, India and the United Kingdom, it shows just how much of a multicultural nation Australia has become. Since 1945, seven million people have migrated to Australia and one in four Australians were born overseas.  Over at the Marion RSL, a further 33 people became Australian Citizens and were warmly congratulated by my State and Federal colleagues, Nicolle Flint MP, the Hon David Speirs MP and Stephen Patterson MP.

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Oaklands Crossing – What to look forward to in 2019!

Whilst the weather may have been keeping the majority of us inside, works have continued at Oaklands Crossing as we start to creep closer to April 2019!  This is when the rail line is scheduled to be connected to the current Seaford line and the new station will officially be opened. 

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Official opening of the Brighton Jetty Sculptures Exhibition

The 12th annual Brighton Jetty Sculptures exhibition is a major fundraiser for the Brighton Surf Life Saving Club and a premier art event showcasing more than 200 sculptures. 90 of these are situated on the foreshore and in a marquee on Bindarra Reserve.

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Official opening of the Brighton Surf Lifesaving Club Tower

What a win for our community - The Brighton Surf Life Saving tower is now officially open!

Congratulations to all at the Brighton Surf Life Saving Club, President Chris, Billy, Craig and all members who worked so hard to make sure Brighton has a new lifesaving tower.

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Oaklands Crossing – Your first look at the progress!

With only one more weekend before Christmas, I thought it would be a great time to share some of the achievements that have occurred at the Oaklands Crossing Project over the last few, very busy, months. 

Since October we have seen the second traffic switch occur, the installation of the nine “Super-T” beams and deck pour for the eastern side of the Morphett Road Bridge.  This means that in the New Year, the project team will be full steam ahead excavating under the bridge ready for the new railway track.  

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90 Years Young

On 12 December 2018 I had the privilege of hosting a 90th Birthday Afternoon Tea with my colleague, the Hon David Speirs MP, to celebrating the life of our amazing locals who turned 90 in 2018!

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New Home for the Vietnam Veterans

On 14 December 2018 I was honoured to represent the Premier at the official opening of the new Vietnam Veterans Federation headquarters at Marion.

 

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Delivering for our Community

At the last election I made several key commitments to the electorate of Gibson.

I am proud to say that the following election promises have been delivered for our local community:

  • Bowker Street
  • Hamilton Reserve
  • Crown Street
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It's Christmas!

I can’t believe it’s that time of the year again!  I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing me to share what is happening in our local community and I look forward to keeping you up to date with what is going on in our local area in 2019.

Wishing you all a happy and safe Christmas and New Year and thank you for your continued support.

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