Advocacy continues ahead of State Budget

14 Mar 2024

Whilst I welcomed the recent news $600,000 is to patch portions of the Bute to Port Broughton section of the Upper Yorke Road, I implored in the chamber last week the need to up the investment for a proper fix in lieu of such an expensive band-aid measure – and to include the Kulpara to Arthurton section of this important route that is in such dire need of an upgrade.

Both the Bute to Port Broughton and the Kulpara to Arthurton sections of Upper Yorke Road featured in my formal State Budget “wish list” submission lodged in February and I am hopeful of securing funding for both these road projects (and others).

I also formally called (again) for a Turning Lane Fund to improve safety alighting on and off our highways, and for significant investment in our health services (including more beds and upgrades of local emergency departments), social housing and jetty repairs.

To view my chamber speeches, refer to the Parliament tab of this website.  


This website also has information about the latest in grants opportunities (refer Grants tab). 

Currently open programs include SA Heritage Tourism, The Power of Her – Infrastructure and Participation program (Office of Sport & Recreation), Regional Events Fund, and Round 2 of the Grants SA Social Impact program. Of the latter I was very pleased so many local organisations were successful in Round 1 and I congratulate all committee members involved in application submissions, on their dedication to community and efforts in securing such funding.

Round 1 recipients were:

  • Ardrossan Progress Association $9,090 (for disabled access toilet facilities)
  • Point Pearce Aboriginal Corporation $9,975 (Community Bushfire Protection project)
  • Nharangga Aboriginal Progress Association $10,000 (toilet facilities)
  • Southern Yorke Peninsula Community Hub $8,303 (video conference equipment)
  • Warooka Progress Association $9,680 (accessible toilet at Warooka Playground)
  • Community Care and Transport Incorporated $3,033 (building refurbishments)
  • Paskeville Progress Association $8,951 (cooking appliances Paskeville Community Centre)
  • Western United Sports & Community Club Inc $10,000 (cool room)
  • Moonta & District Progress Association Incorporated $3,853 (garden beds for community garden)
  • Wallaroo Community Sports Club Inc $1,025 (projector and screen for events)
  • Alford Progress Association $3,638 (playground upgrade)
  • Lochiel Progress Association $10,000 (mower)