On Friday 20 September I attended the official opening of the Crown Street Reserve Upgrade in Dover Gardens. Prior to the rain setting in, it was exciting to see how well this upgrade has created a recreation space for everyone to enjoy. I feel extremely privileged to have helped deliver this project for our community.Read more
The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (15:24): I rise today to speak about the Community Recognition Awards I held in my electorate recently. Every year, in conjunction with my friend and neighbour the member for Black, I hold a winter warmer event to present Community Recognition Awards to local residents who make a big difference in our communities. It is great to do these awards because so many people out there do so many things, but there are people out there who just fly under the radar, and our intent is to capture those people.Read more
On 28 August 2019 in recognition of National Meals on Wheels Day I had the pleasure of visiting and thanking the wonderful volunteers at the Meals on Wheels SA at Brighton and Warradale. I was even fortunate enough to be able to see the volunteers at Meals on Wheels Warradale in action and sample the soup of the day.Read more
On Friday 23 August, together with the Hon David Speirs MP, we had the pleasure of hosting over 200 members of our local communities to host another of our successful Seniors Forums.Read more
It may have taken over 40 years, but we did it! On Sunday 28 July 2019, together with the Federal Member for Boothby, Nicolle Flint MP, Minister for Transport & Infrastructure, the Hon Stephan Knoll MP, State colleague, Stephen Patterson MP and City of Marion Mayor, we celebrated the completion of the long awaited Oaklands Crossing Project.Read more
The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (11:08): I rise to speak on the Fire and Emergency Services (Volunteer Charters) Amendment Bill, which has come to this place from the other place. It is a bill to amend the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005. I am proud to rise to confirm that the government will be supporting this bill today. Put simply, the bill provides legislative recognition of the South Australian Country Fire Service and State Emergency Service volunteer charters.Read more
What a night! This year I hosted my annual Winter Warmer in conjunction with the Marilyns to help raise funds for Cancer Council SA.
The Marilyns are a group of bold, fabulous women who take part in the Brighton Jetty Classic, swimming or paddling 400 metres around the Brighton Jetty every February―all dressed head to toe as our favourite ‘50s icon, Marilyn Monroe.Read more
It was great to have the Minister for Energy and Mining, the Hon Dan van Holst Pellekaan and neighbouring MP, Carolyn Power co-host a Home Battery Scheme with me. We had over 80 people attend who were interested in finding out more about this great initiative.Read more
There are many people who go above and beyond in our community and their work often goes unnoticed. As part of my annual Winter Warmer, I present Community Recognition Awards to acknowledge these people who make a big difference in our community.Read more
If you haven't had an opportunity to use the new Oaklands Railway Station recently, I encourage everyone to pop down, have a look and catch a train (or two!). The Station looks fantastic, it is bright and airy and is a first class addition to our community.
The landscaping works are also progressing well with a range of native trees, shrubs and ground covers planted along all four access points to the station.Read more