As many of you are aware I requested a briefing on the Oaklands Crossing project back in June when it was announced the project would be fully funded. I have also asked the Minister for Transport a wide range of questions regarding the project, many of which have been sent to me by constituents and members of the community.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 ) ( 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
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
Article from the Southern Times Messenger 3 May 2017Read 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
It has come to my attention that the RAA is undertaking a survey on South Australia's worst roads and intersections. Like me I think you would agree that Oaklands Crossing is arguably the worst intersection in the state.Read more