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January Out and About

With the weather putting on a show over the last few weeks, I've made the most of it by heading out across the electorate to supermarkets, knocking on doors and I also held a street corner meeting for Rose Park and Dulwich residents.

Whilst out doorknocking, people have been raising concerns over high costs of living, unemployment, fixing our hospitals and increasing community safety. With over 125 policies announced and more to come, I enjoyed speaking with residents about how a Marshall Liberal Government will get South Australia back on track. You can read all of our policies here.

More and more people I speak with are disillusioned by the Labor Government, as they continue to waste taxpayers' money and vandalise our state economy. They are calling for change to a dedicated and hardworking Government. The only way voters can be sure of a change in government is by voting Liberal.

As you may have heard, earlier this month Alert SA crashed during a severe fire warning day. The Labor Government have spent over $400,000 on this phone app which doesn't even work in an emergency!

Turner Street/OG Road intersection

Earlier this week I was pleased to announce that, if elected in March, a Marshall Liberal Government will improve safety for motorists and pedestrians by providing $1.3 million to install traffic lights at the corner of Turner Street and OG Road. You can take a look at the announcement here.

After knocking on doors in Felixstow, it was clear that this intersection is a major concern for road users in the area. Following this, I delivered a survey to every household within Felixstow, asking for their thoughts on this matter. My office was inundated with responses calling for more to be done about the safety concerns with this intersection, and I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to have their say.

The installation of traffic lights at this intersection has been on the Council's radar for 17 years, but the Weatherill Labor Government has failed to make it a priority, despite increasing development in the surrounding area and its proximity to the local library, youth centre and a number of local sports clubs.

Data shows there have been at least 20 crashes at this location since 2011 and we simply can't wait for an accident to be fatal before we act.

I have joined calls by the Member for Hartley, Vincent Tarzia, and local councils to make this project a priority and I'm pleased that, if elected, a Marshall Liberal Government will fix this intersection, improving safety for all road users.

What's been happening locally

I attended the Norwood Salvos Worship Service, where we farewelled Peter and Jennifer Anderson, before they head into the next phase of their service with the Salvation Army. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working with the Anderson's, joining them in such times as Austerity Night, my annual Christmas Appeal and during the Red Shield Appeal. I wish them all the best and look forward to working with Major June Purdy, the Norwood Salvo's newly appointed Corps Officer.

I was fortunate enough to attend the Official Opening of the Gilberton Swing Bridge, hosted by the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Council, and the Town of Walkerville. The swing bridge was first built in 1920 and the recent renovations will see the continued use of this bridge for many more years to come.

I was thrilled to meet Mr Bill Corey OAM, who recently turned 100, and remembers when this part of the River Torrens had a community 'pool' which once hosted the Australian National Swimming Championships!

This area was once the home of the Gilberton Amateur Swimming Club and holds so much history with the local community. The Club was formed in 1915 and at one stage had over 2000 members!

It is an exciting time of the year as the Tour Down Under returned to Norwood! I attended the Norwood Street Party on The Parade the night before the Stage 4 start and it was absolutely buzzing. It was great to catch up with so many locals who were out and about enjoying the atmosphere before the Friday race start.

The Tour Down Under provides an excellent opportunity to put all that our local community has to offer on display. It was excellent to see the many small businesses along The Parade thriving and welcome so many people who came out.

Congratulations to...

Robern Menz and Chief Executive, Phil Sims, on their recent announcement to acquire the production rights of Violet Crumble and bring the production to their Glynburn Road factory.

I was excited to learn of the expansion of this iconic South Australian business, increasing job opportunities and providing consumers with another great option to choose SA.

This decision is an excellent announcement for South Australia, with clear economic benefits to both our state and local economy.