July out and about

It’s hard to believe that we are already half way through 2015! In politics, this time of year is always spent analysing the State Budget and it’s a chance for MPs to ask the government about specific lines in the budget.

The State Liberals shone the spot light on a raft of issues and made sure the government was being held to account on what it has promised and what it is actually delivering.

It’s not only been a busy month in Parliament House, but outside in the electorate too. I was delighted to be the guest speaker at the Norwood Residents Association AGM and was asked to speak about my role as the Local Member of Dunstan. The NRA is one of our community's great organisations, and I certainly encourage any interested individuals to get in contact with the Secretary at 12 Colliver Street, Norwood.

On a personal note, I’d like to congratulations the NRA for all of the hard work they’ve done throughout the year.

If you’re looking for place in Norwood that is brimming with inspiration and creative ideas, then look no further that Brick+Mortar Creative Retail Hub. It’s a fantastic space that aims to incubate creative businesses, bridge the gap between product development and retail presence, and provide a focal point for creative industries within the community. 

I touched base with many local designers who currently occupy the space and they all attested to the brilliance of the cooperative model. It’s had a positive impact on their careers and given them much-needed exposure.

The site also has a café, an exhibition gallery wall, a children's art and reading area as well as an area to hold creative and professional workshops on-site.

Congratulations to Elizabeth, the Norwood Payneham and St. Peters Council, and all of the designers and artists who have bought this space alive!