Can you believe we are already one month into 2016!
Earlier this month I attended the Blessing of the Waters Ceremony down at Glenelg with a number of my colleagues. This annual Greek celebration is a means of purifying people and locations and protecting them from evil. I'd like to congratulate George Laparidis who retrieved the cross from the water and returned it to the Bishop. It's important that we continue this traditional celebration for future generations.
I love this time of year when the Tour Down Under comes to town. All the enthusiastic cyclists come out to support the Aussie and International riders and The Parade is jam packed. Having the TDU on The Parade is fantastic for the local businesses and I applaud their efforts during this busy time. I'm already looking forward to the TDU next year.
On the 18th of January I attended the Norwood Payneham & St Peters Council Meeting where I was able to have a look at the plans for the Bike Boulevard on Beulah Road. This is something I have been fighting for since being elected in 2010 and I am looking forward to seeing it progress. You can view the plans here - http://www.npsp.sa.gov.au/about_council/council_and_committees/council_agenda_and_minutes
I attended the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony. Firstly, I'd like to congratulate Brian Essery for receiving the 2016 Australia Day Award. Brian is an outstanding leader and continues to give back to the community. It was great to see so many keen new citizens welcomed to our area.
State Parliament resumes on the 9th of February and I'm looking forward to getting back into it.