I was honoured to speak at the City of Holdfast Bay Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony at Glenelg Foreshore recently.
With clear skies and a fantastic view, it was a perfect day to meet and celebrate with the 80 new Australian Citizens from my local community. With residents coming from all around the world, including China, Germany, India and the United Kingdom, it shows just how much of a multicultural nation Australia has become. Since 1945, seven million people have migrated to Australia and one in four Australians were born overseas. Over at the Marion RSL, a further 33 people became Australian Citizens and were warmly congratulated by my State and Federal colleagues, Nicolle Flint MP, the Hon David Speirs MP and Stephen Patterson MP.Read more
The 12th annual Brighton Jetty Sculptures exhibition is a major fundraiser for the Brighton Surf Life Saving Club and a premier art event showcasing more than 200 sculptures. 90 of these are situated on the foreshore and in a marquee on Bindarra Reserve.Read more
What a win for our community - The Brighton Surf Life Saving tower is now officially open!
Congratulations to all at the Brighton Surf Life Saving Club, President Chris, Billy, Craig and all members who worked so hard to make sure Brighton has a new lifesaving tower.Read more
On 12 December 2018 I had the privilege of hosting a 90th Birthday Afternoon Tea with my colleague, the Hon David Speirs MP, to celebrating the life of our amazing locals who turned 90 in 2018!Read more
On 14 December 2018 I was honoured to represent the Premier at the official opening of the new Vietnam Veterans Federation headquarters at Marion.
At the last election I made several key commitments to the electorate of Gibson.
I am proud to say that the following election promises have been delivered for our local community:
- Bowker Street
- Hamilton Reserve
- Crown Street
I can’t believe it’s that time of the year again! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing me to share what is happening in our local community and I look forward to keeping you up to date with what is going on in our local area in 2019.
Wishing you all a happy and safe Christmas and New Year and thank you for your continued support.Read more
Hamilton Park Reserve – Community Consultation
As many of you already know, the State Government has delivered funding in the amount of $180,000 to the City of Marion to construct a new automated toilet block at Hamilton Avenue Reserve.
I am sure you will all agree that this will be a great addition to the Reserve, allowing more people and families in the community an opportunity to enjoy nature in their own backyard. It has also prompted the City of Marion to look at redeveloping this wonderful open space and I urge everyone get along to the Community Consultation being held at the Reserve this Sunday, 2 December 2018 from 4 - 5pm.
Alternatively, if you can’t make it and would like to share your thoughts and ideas on what should happen on the Reserve, head to www.makingmarion.com.au/hamilton-park-reserve.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