I’m 100% committed to following through on all my election commitments. They were not just meaningless promises pitched at election time, they are part of me demonstrating my desire to deliver for the communities that I have been given the privilege of representing.
I’ve put together an easy-to-follow election pledge tracker so you can see how things are progressing and the milestones that are being reached against each initiative. Check it out below.
$100,000 for upgraded drainage and playing surface improvements.
Drainage and playing surface improvement work finished
The Marshall Liberal Government has reopened and revitalised the Repatriation Hospital, with total investment in the project from both the State and Federal Governments coming to nearly $110 million.
Repat hydrotherapy pool re-opened and 20 new beds available
Repat concept master plan released
$70 million funding agreement between state and federal government announced
Construction started on Repat upgrade
New 78 bed Dementia Care Facility announced
An extra $30 million in funding committed
Secured increased operating hours for the Glenelg Police Station during peak times, reversing the initial reduction by the previous Labor Government.
Expanded operating hours for Glenelg Police Station during peak times
Advocated for safety bollards to be installed at the intersection of Morphett Road and Brighton Road to protect students at Glenelg Primary School.
Also secured, with the support of the City of Holdfast Bay, a new pedestrian crossing and storage area at the corner of Rugless Terrace and Malcolm Street.
In conjunction with increased signage at the pedestrian crossing on Morphett Road.
Installed safety bollards in front of Glenelg Primary School on the corner of Morphett Road and Brighton Road
Installed a new pedestrian crossing and storage area at the corner of Rugless Terrace and Malcolm Street
Secured more signage at pedestrian crossing on Morphett Road
Our election commitment pledged $5.2 million towards innovative approaches to coastal projects. This included one of Australia’s biggest seagrass restoration projects, the creation of a shellfish reef off metropolitan Adelaide’s coast, funds for important research and development and investment in wetlands to reduce land-based run-off.
$1 million seagrass restoration project commenced in partnership with South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)
$1.2 million provided to Australian Nature Conservancy to create a shellfish reef
Applications for research and development grants opened
Blue carbon strategy developed and released
$4 million over four years in regional coast protection grants announced
We're banning a range of single-use plastics in South Australia under proposed legislation to be introduced into State Parliament.
Public consultation on the discussion paper
Turning the Tide on Single Use Plastics: The Next Steps - paper released
Legislation introduced into Parliament in 2020
A ban on a range of single-use plastics passes parliament
Plastic straws, cutlery and drink stirrers banned - March 2021
Expanded polystyrene cups, bowls plates and clamshell containers banned - March 2022