State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall and the Liberal Parliamentary Team will be holding its biannual Parliamentary Seminar in Port Augusta from 1-3 September.
In conjunction with Business Port Augusta, the State Liberals will also host a community/business forum to facilitate an open discussion on job creation and economic opportunities for Port Augusta and the surrounding region.
“The Liberals are committed to meeting with and listening to what South Australians want for their communities, which is in stark contrast to the Weatherill Labor Government,” said State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall.
“There are a number of issues affecting people in the Port Augusta region, including the looming closure of Alinta Energy’s Port Augusta operations.
“The State Liberals have called on the Minister for Manufacturing to accelerate the State Government’s response to the closure of the Port Augusta power stations.
“Alinta’s closure will have a devastating impact on the Port Augusta community and it is important to hear directly from people in those regions about what they want for the future.
“We know that these closures will have a negative impact for other jobs in the region, so it’s important that the Government starts planning for this closure now and has a substantial jobs package in place before that date.
“The people of regional South Australia have been ignored by the Weatherill Labor Government for 12 years and deserve better.”