Anti-social behaviour and community safety around the Dover Gardens area has been an ongoing concern for many residents, which is why I've been working closely with SAPOL, the City of Marion and Housing SA to help find a solution to a range of issues raised at my previous community forum in mid-December 2019.
Significant progress has been made in a number of areas to improve local amenities and community engagement.Read more
It was a pleasure to receive a personal tour from Leanne Prior, Principal of Paringa Park Primary School of the newly-opened Outdoor Learning and Nature Play area and learning more about how the school community is encouraging our students to be active and engaged in outdoor learning experiences.Read more
I had the honour to officially open the new Minda Coast Park recently. This is something our community has been excited to see completed and it was wonderful to deliver it with Stephen Patterson - Member for Morphett and Amanda Wilson - Mayor, Holdfast Bay.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
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
What a journey it has been! This morning trains pulled in at the lowered Oaklands Railway Station. It was a fantastic sight, and certainly one our community has worked long and hard to see achieved.Read more
On Sunday, I was pleased to announce that there is now a light at the end of the tunnel for local residents, commuters and everyone else who has followed our Fix Oaklands Crossing journey! The crossing is set to be fixed for the most part in May, once the lowered Seaford railway line is connected. This means motorists will no longer have to stop for trains at the Morphett Road and Diagonal Road intersection!Read more
Its only March but we can already tell that our revamped Sport Voucher Program has been an overwhelming success for parents in SA.Read more
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
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