The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (11:51): I rise to support the motion as well and note that my wife, too, is a nurse. We celebrated the International Day of the Midwife on 5 May and today we are celebrating International Nurses Day. Among many others here, I value the opportunity to say thank you to our capable and hardworking nursing staff. Furthermore, I want to recognise the immense contribution of our nurses and midwives to our community. They work day and night, they tend to the sick, they advocate for better health and wellbeing, they administer medication and treatment and they take on the special responsibility of helping to deliver new life into this world. If I have time, I will come back to that in a personal reflection on my granddaughter being born at my house.Read more
The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (15:48): I am pleased to report that in April I officially opened the Brighton Oval sporting complex along with the federal member for Boothby, Nicolle Flint, and the Mayor of the City of Holdfast Bay, Amanda Wilson.Read more
The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (11:55): I rise to speak in favour of this motion moved by the member for Hammond and cannot stress enough its importance. Many of the privileges we enjoy today have only been made possible because of our veterans who have fought, and in many cases lost their lives while serving our country, during times of conflict. While it is impossible to repay the debt, it is incumbent upon us to continue to support and respect those who sacrificed so much.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Given your interest in the Hove Level Crossing Removal Project, I wanted to give you an update and clear up some misinformation that has been circulating in our local community.
Firstly, let me be really clear... no decision has been made on which solution is best for this problem nor has procurement commenced for the design and construction for the project.
As you’d be aware, grade separations of road and rail are a key safety focus of the National Rail Safety Regulator and as such we have been looking at how we can make this crossing and its surrounds safer. In February 2021 Infrastructure Australia (IA) released the Infrastructure Priority List which included “Adelaide Level crossings congestion and safety” priority initiative that identifies the priority for removal through Grade separation.
The Hove Level Crossing has around 35,000 vehicles through it each day and the boom gates are down around 20% of the time during the peak. With development and a growing population along the coast these numbers are only predicted to increase.Read more
I hosted my first Seniors' Forum for 2021 today with our volunteer Guest Speaker, Elisabeth from COTA SA.
Elisabeth provided our seniors with valuable information about maximising their independecy and the critical steps they can take to continue living at home.Read more