Of speeches made in Parliament last week, I included one to congratulate all involved in grand finals of winter sports, including footy, netball and hockey. The organisers of these major local events worked so hard to stage the finals under COVID-19 restrictions and rules.
Question Time also highlighted the work of Ardrossan Men's Shed members. (Visit the "Parliament" tab on this website to view all my chamber activity/speeches).
I also congratulate all involved in the Yorke Peninsula Field Days at Paskeville - a huge 3-day community event that is set to commence tomorrow despite ongoing uncertainty that has plagued the committee for months.
What an incredible effort by organisers and exhibitors; I look forward to meeting with many constituents and stakeholders over coming days, from my site in the Cyclone Pavilion.
Feedback sought from local Farm Fire Unit operators
A new program under trial by SA CFS is looking to provide farm fire unit operators with better support and communication when working on firegrounds with the CFS.
I am keen to hear from local farmers with units re the trial and the underway registration process as part of it, so please get in contact with my office.
For more info on the CFS trial program, visit: https://cfs.sa.gov.au/prepare-for-a-fire/farm-fire-units
$11 million Dublin Saleyard Access project near complete
I am advised the $11 million Dublin Saleyard Access upgrade project is now very nearly completed, barring some finishing works on the right-hand turn from Carslake Road onto Port Wakefield Highway. This work has modified the entrance to the saleyard to allow access by triple road trains up to 53.5 metres in length and has widened and resealed the 2.2km section of Carslake Road between the entrance and Port Wakefield Highway which will greatly improve freight productivity.
The news 440,000 doses of Moderna vaccine were rolled out to pharmacies across the country last week was welcomed. Among the local township pharmacies where you can visit for your free COVID-19 vaccination (of either Moderna or Astrazeneca) are Kadina, Port Broughton, Ardrossan, Balaklava and Port Vincent.