During November I held several street corner meetings, and knocked on a number of doors throughout many pockets of our electorate to hear about the issues that matter to you.
It's clear that cost of living is the number one issue that keeps being raised with me when I've been out and about chatting with locals. I took time to hit the phones to speak about the Marshall Liberal Team's plan to cut the ESL to save $90 per year; cap council rates; and how our energy policy will save more than $300 a year once fully implemented.
If ever you'd like to raise an issue with me, please don't hesitate to get in touch or stop for a chat when you see me out in our community!
HUGE win for local residents!
In early November Life Care announced the withdrawal of all three development applications on sites in Joslin, Norwood and Glen Osmond.
This outcome is the result of hard work and pressure that a group of passionate residents placed on the government to reconsider their ill thought approach.
It was a pleasure to work alongside you, and support the community to achieve this sensible outcome.
Thank you to those who came to my street corner meetings to hear about the Liberal Party's position on this - over 100 people turned out.
It was essential for me to announce my position, so that Life Care were clear that if elected, a Marshall Liberal Government would immediately remove this declaration. Ultimately, the developer made the decision to withdraw the plans. It was disheartening that the State Government failed to reject the proposal, but I am so thrilled that common sense prevailed and delivered a good result for our neighbourhoods.
What's been happening locally
The weather put on a great show for the 2017 Norwood Christmas Pageant. There was a huge crowd enjoying the sunshine, and it was fantastic to see so many eager families out and about. Thank you to the organising committee, and to all those who made the commitment to be a part of it this year - in particular, thanks to the Norwood Rotary Club for inviting me to join their float.
The Kensington Residents' Association recently celebrated their 40th anniversary by holding a long lunch at Borthwick Park. It was the perfect opportunity to revel in all the hard work the association does for the community, and congratulations must go to all those who pulled together to make sure this celebration was a success. Particular thanks must go to President Stewart Caldwell and the organising team, the entertainment, the Rotary Club of Norwood for assisting with the food for the day, and all the supporters.
It is important that volunteers in our community are recognised for all the work they do. Last week Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Council hosted a dinner to thank all those volunteers who put in so many hours to assist our community. Well done to the following people for receiving awards:
Ten years of service:
- Les Dennis
- David Hartley
Fifteen years of service:
- Peter Varriccio
- James Hugo
- John Elliott
- Wendy Elliot
- Zetta Karay
- Wendy Piscino
- Kevin Twomey
- Merilyn Twomey
Twenty years of service:
- John Pearce
- John Connell
- Geoff Rundle
- Trinity Gardens Tennis Club on receiving funding from the Active Club Program. The money that TGTC received will be spent on installing a much-needed water fountain - and with the way summer is shaping up, I think we can all agree that this is a great use of the money!
- St Peters Tennis and Netball Club on receiving funding to go towards a defibrillator. A vital piece of equipment that (when needed) can save lives.
- Shyam and Arif, the new owners of the Rupee Room in Norwood. I strongly encourage you to visit the modern Indian restaurant located on The Parade.
- The Britannia Hotel, who recently re-launched the hotel following some superb renovations.