Mr WINGARD(Mitchell) (12:33): I rise also to speak in support of the motion put forward by the member for Adelaide:Read more
June 2017 marks the 31st month in a row where South Australia has recorded the highest unemployment rate in Australia.Read more
With GM Holden’s manufacturing operations due to cease in three months, the State Liberals are calling for an update on progress of a Memorandum of Understanding on the future use of the Elizabeth site signed almost three years ago.Read more
The latest Digital Government Readiness Report shows South Australia’s digital strategy has fallen behind other states, despite the Weatherill Government’s promises in the digital space.Read more
Here are the artist's impressions of what DPTI expect the Oaklands Crossing to look like after the upgrade.Read more
Mr WINGARD ( Mitchell ) ( 12:36 :38 ): I rise today, too, to speak in support of the motion brought forward by the member for Chaffey, who is a very good member. His motion states that this house urges the state government to implement a Code Blue in regional South Australia as already in place in metropolitan Adelaide to assist homeless and rough sleepers in the regions during extreme weather events; acknowledges the need for agencies to work together during times of extreme weather events to help relocate and assist rough sleepers; and highlights the immediate need to have a Code Blue implemented in the Riverland to be used in major weather events such as a high river.Read more
Mr WINGARD ( Mitchell ) ( 16:27 ): There has been a lot of debate around this most recent state budget, potentially more than ever before. The government's failed Transforming Health program has come under scrutiny. The constant ramping of ambulances at the Flinders Medical Centre is a hot topic. The issues of emergency departments closing across the city, the downgrading of services at Noarlunga Hospital and the shameful government decision to close down the Repat hospital have South Australians up in arms.Read more
Mr WINGARD ( Mitchell ) ( 15:17 ): I rise today to speak on a great outcome for my community. Confronted with a 40-year-old problem that created delays and frustrations, as well as safety issues, it was rewarding to join our community on a Fix Oaklands Crossing campaign. This has been a win for the people and now we have a solution for these ongoing safety and congestion issues that have long been paining our local area.Read more
Mr WINGARD ( Mitchell ) ( 16:43 ): As the lead speaker, I rise with great pleasure to speak on the Industry Advocate Bill. As we know, the bill is an attempt to make the Industry Advocate a statutory body. The Industry Advocate has been doing quite a bit of work around town, and we need to have a look at why this position is in place.Read more
Thanks to everyone that has supported the campaign over the past few years.
This has been an issue in our community for decades and to finally have a solution is a great outcome and proof that a community campaign, and everyone working together, can deliver a great result.
Yesterday's announcement of a new train underpass to fix Oaklands Crossing involves $95 million dollars from the Federal Liberal Government ($55 million added to the $40 million committed by Federal Member for Boothby Nicolle Flint at last year's election), $74.3 million dollars from the State Government and $5 million from the Marion Council.
Having grown up in Oaklands Park I have been aware of this issue since I was a teenager working at Westfield Marion and like all those who have been constantly delayed at this intersection I feel a sense of achievement that we have helped deliver a solution.
Community support and continued pressure for a solution has resulted in this excellent outcome for the community.Read more