I am excited to advise we are now only 309 signatures short of reaching our target of 10,000 signatures for the health petition we launched last year.
I urge businesses with sheets on their counters to please return them to the electorate office (or give us a call and we will come and collect them), and I also plead for anyone who hasn’t yet signed a petition sheet and wishes to do so to please do! You only need be a South Australian citizen over the age of 18 to be eligible; contact my office if you need further information.
Reaching the 10,000 signatures tally by law forces referral to Parliament’s Legislative Review Committee to investigate the actions sought on the petition, namely improvements to our local health services and systems that are urgently needed and addressing ongoing impacts of doctor shortages.
Out and About
I was pleased to address the very large crowd of people who celebrated the 150th birthday of Edithburgh jetty on 7-8 October, and heartily congratulate the hard-working organising event committee led by Nola O’Connell on the packed two-day program of events, the prized highlight being the unveiling of the life-size Clydesdale horse sculpture with restored jetty truck that now takes pride of place in Edith Street across from the museum.
On 6 October I was also pleased to cut the ribbon with Mayor Talbot to mark the completion of the shared walking and cycling paths that now run from Kadina to Wallaroo to Moonta and out to the Moonta Mines Heritage Precinct. This very popular infrastructure is the result of three levels of government pitching in funds and I congratulate the Copper Coast Council staff on overseeing this valuable works project, as well as NYP Rotary Club members who also contributed man hours and fundraising.
Grant programs currently open that may interest community organisations include the Anzac Day Commemoration Fund (to close 31 October) and the Coast Protection Board’s $30,000 Community Participation Grants Program (25 October).