Wish list speech today in Parliament

26 May 2021

With the near $200 million of funds secured for road networks across the Narungga electorate since 2018, Member for Narungga Fraser Ellis MP spoke in the House of Assembly today of his hope that other items long advocated for on his wish list can start to be addressed in next month’s and future State Budgets, such as paramedics, mobile phone towers and entry slip lanes.

“We have made a terrific start on fixing up the many roads that desperately need a repair job in our electorate, including finally the Arthurton to Maitland Road, but there is so much more that needs to be done”, Mr Ellis said in the Chamber today.

“Front of mind is the entrance road from Kadina into Wallaroo for which there is currently a petition circulating.

“Also, still on the to do list are safety improvements to entry roads into our beautiful coastal communities. Since my time as a candidate I have been making efforts to get slip lanes into communities like Port Vincent and Hardwicke Bay. Now is the time and I hope sincerely that funding will soon be secured for these projects.”

Other priorities for the Member for Narungga include increased funding for phone towers in communities like Tickera, Corny Point, Winulta, Ninnes, The Pines, Dowlingville and Tiddy Widdy.

“Health, too, remains a priority and now that Yorketown surgical procedures have been restored, improved status and increased resources for Wallaroo Hospital are top of list, as is addressing the serious need for more paramedics to cover our ambulance rosters and investment in Maitland Hospital and addressing doctor shortages.

“Other items sorely needed are a new sea rescue vessel for Point Turton, upgrades for CFS stations, and dedicated funding for jetty upgrades.

“I remind constituents to please keep contacting my office to report road, mobile phone and NBN blackspots and any other gaps in services that need addressing so I can best advocate for the investments we need”, Mr Ellis said.