The October Long Weekend may have given people the opportunity to get away for the weekend, but for those working on the Oaklands Crossing Project, it was all steam ahead. It was an exciting milestone to see traffic flow over the new Morphett Road Bridge and getting a glimpse at the impressive pedestrian and cyclist bridge when it arrived on site.Read more
During the last month I have been delighted to be out and about in our local community and attending some great events. From hosting another successful Seniors Forum, to catching up with the lovely ladies of the Oaklands VIEW Club at Parliament House and seeing off three very determined (but now very sore) blokes who rode to the MCG in order to raise money for the Pancare Australia.Read more
Mr PATTERSON (Morphett) (14:36): My question to the Minister for Education. Can the minister advise the house about the recent success of South Australian school students in an international scientific competition?
The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:36): I thank the member for Morphett for his question. As an engineer, I know that he, along with the members for Gibson and Black, will be particularly proud that one of the schools that support students in his local area was world champion in the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge. The Horizon team from Brighton Secondary School was successful this year...Read more
The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (15:32): I rise to speak about residents in my electorate and great friends of mine, the Beaumont family. Late last year, the family—made up of dad, Wayne; mum, Sharon; and sons, Jake and Adam—had to go through the unthinkable when Shaz died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 51...Read more
As works progress at Oaklands Crossing, the Project Team is starting to gear up for the second traffic switch in early October. Following completion of the October Long Weekend works, traffic will be diverted to the western side of the road, so construction can begin on the eastern side of the bridge.Read more
As most of you would know, things have been busy lately as the Government handed down the 2018 budget. It was always going to be a tough job, but I am pleased to say we have delivered a budget which is focused on delivering more jobs, lower costs and better services to South Australians.
There was also good news for our local community, with funds being allocated for a variety of services and upgrades in Gibson and neighbouring electorates.Read more
I recently held the Wingard Winter Warmer fundraiser at Patritti Wines. As well as a chance to present the 2018 Community Recognition Awards, we were also able to raise funds for Pancare Australia and Operation Flinders.Read more
Recently, the Hon. David Speirs MP and I held our annual Community Recognition Awards. I established these awards three years ago as a way to honour the people whose contribution and dedication to improving the community we live in often goes unnoticed. I would like to present our winners for 2018, who have been massive contributors to our local community.Read more
The State Government has funded the installation of five CCTV cameras at The Salvation Army Marion, following an increase in drug use, theft, and vandalism on the grounds.Read more
It was great to have Premier Steven Marshall, along with local members David Speirs MP and Stephen Patterson MP, out in the electorate to deliver on our election commitment to provide funding to upgrade the Brighton Sports Complex.