Joining Marion City Lions in their first food drive

Despite the chilly weather, many people from our local community turned up to donate to a local food drive today.

Marion City Lions and MarionLIFE had organised this drive together to combat hunger.

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Flag presentation at Darlington Primary School

Earlier this year, Lilly, a student at Darlington Primary School, wrote me a letter describing the weathered condition of her school's South Australian flag.

It was a pleasure to respond to Lilly's letter by visiting her school today to present a replacement.

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Speech: Official opening of Brighton oval clubrooms

The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (15:21): I rise to speak on the official opening of the redeveloped Brighton Oval in Hove. On Tuesday 15 September, I stood with a crowd of people in one of Brighton's new clubrooms, enthralled by what we had just seen on a tour and excited for the future of this big community space.

As the Mayor of Holdfast Bay Amanda Wilson, the local federal member Nicolle Flint, my colleague the member for Black (Minister for Environment) and I unveiled a plaque together to commemorate the official opening, it was clear that this was a special moment. It was a special moment for the hundreds of players, volunteers, life members and local residents who love using these grounds.

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Coffee catch-ups at Lampshade Café

Continuing my series of catch-ups at cafes in our community, today I joined local residents at the Lampshade Café in Somerton Park.

We chatted about issues ranging from local trees to how we can improve our education system.

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Brighton Oval Official Opening

Holdfast Bay Mayor Amanda Wilson, Local Federal Member Nicolle Flint and I today unveiled a plaque to commemorate the official opening of the redeveloped Brighton Oval.

Home to many local sporting clubs, Brighton Oval is used by hundreds of players, volunteers, life members and local residents who love the grounds. 

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Hamilton Reserve Community Celebration

It was beautiful weather this Saturday morning at Hamilton Park Reserve, Warradale, as we celebrated recent upgrades to the reserve by the State Government and Marion Council. 

Strong communities have good public amenities and, as part of the upgrade, the State Government contributed $180,000 to fund fantastic new automatic toilet facilities. 

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Brighton Lacrosse Club Tour

This afternoon I'm at Brighton Lacrosse Club to celebrate the offical opening to see their new clubroom!

On our tour of their stunning new site, one of the club's life members told me that when the old clubrooms were built many decades ago the besser blocks used cost two shillings each!

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Tour of local schools in our community

Brighton Primary School is one of our great local schools with an inclusive atmosphere clear from the moment you step onto the school grounds. School Principal, Ian Filer and 10 impressive young students on from the Student Executive proudly showed me around their school community in a personal tour.

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Check out the new Tutti Arts Centre

This year, local arts organisation Tutti Arts moved into their exciting new headquarters in Brighton.

I had the pleasure of visiting their new headquarters and seeing creative artists at work. Tutti’s leadership team including President Andrew Downing, Founder and Artistic Director Pat Rix, GM Linda Williams and board member Paul Kirkwood showed me around the new site, and I was fortunate enough to see several performances including the Thank God Its Friday choir singing Katy Perry’s hit Roar.

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Sod turning at Brighton Secondary School

Today, the Member for Black, David Speirs, the Member for Morphett, Stephen Patterson, and I were treated to a tour of Brighton Secondary school by Principal Tony Lunnis.

We saw sections of the school where part of a $13.84m upgrade is underway to construct a new two story-building with general and specialised learning areas, as part of the State Government’s Building Better Schools program.

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