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
THANKYOU to everyone who joined our long running campaign to FIX the Oaklands Crossing!Read more
Mr WINGARD (Mitchell) (12:24): I rise today to recognise and speak on the motion put forward by the member for Chaffey, namely:Read more
Mr WINGARD (Mitchell) (15:07): I rise today to speak about a trip I was very fortunate to be able to take in recent weeks to Yankaninna Station in the Far North Flinders Ranges to see firsthand the outstanding work of the Operation Flinders Foundation.Read more
Mr WINGARD (Mitchell) (15:20): I rise today to speak on this very dark day. I know that we have been hearing a lot about the shocking treatment of the people at Oakden in the mental health and aged-care facility, and we are all appalled at what is going on there and the mismanagement of this government in dealing with this issue. However, today I rise to speak about the darkness that surrounds our job prospects in South Australia.Read more
Mr WINGARD (Mitchell) (15:29): I rise today to speak about the Tennis SA awards event that was held just last week. Fittingly, I do so in National Volunteer Week because we know that all sporting clubs, and tennis in particular, are made up of wonderful volunteers, and a number of them were recognised on the night.Read more
Article from the Southern Times Messenger 3 May 2017Read more
Mr WINGARD (Mitchell) (15:30): I rise today to speak about the weekend in my community. It is interesting that we are here today talking about the electricity crisis and the jobs crisis created by this state Labor government. Funnily enough, that was the key topic at the supermarket where I started my weekend on Saturday morning.Read more
2700 South Australians have taken part in the RAA's Risky Roads Campaign - voicing their concerns about the roads they think need attention from the State Government.Read more