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THE MURRAYLANDS

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:29): On Saturday 12 November, South Australia experienced a very severe statewide storm. Strong winds took down numerous trees, resulting in vehicles being smashed, roads being blocked and damage to over 300 powerlines across the state. Other infrastructure was also damaged in the storm.

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AUTOMATED SANDBAG MACHINES

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:02): My question is to the Minister for Emergency Services. How many automated sandbag filling machines does South Australia have, and is the government sourcing more?

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SANDBAG ARRIVAL TIMES

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:52): I have a supplementary to the Minister for Emergency Services. Noting you have ordered 500,000 sandbags, when will they arrive, and have the previous 300,000 been fully utilised, or are there still sandbags available for river communities?

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SANDBAGS

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:49): My question is to the Minister for Emergency Services. Has the government ordered sandbags to be supplied to river communities and, if so, where did they order them from? With your leave, sir, and that of the house, I will explain.

Leave granted.

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PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE: NOARLUNGA STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE UNIT

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:22): I rise to support this report into the new Noarlunga State Emergency Service Unit at Lonsdale. This is a much-needed facility servicing the southern area of our state and is located obviously just to the southern part of metropolitan Adelaide. The response area is approximately 400 square kilometres, and there is a large mix of public housing, private residential developments, large commercial developments and some agricultural land.

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AUGUSTA HIGHWAY DUPLICATION

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:59): My question is the Minister for Regional Roads. Can the minister provide an update on the Augusta Highway duplication from Port Wakefield to Lochiel?

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OVERTAKING LANES BETWEEN LOCHIEL AND CRYSTAL BROOK

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:52): My question is to the Minister for Regional Roads. Can the minister provide an update on the construction of three new overtaking lanes between Lochiel and Crystal Brook and whether there are any SA Water pipes that need to be relocated?

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LOBETHAL FREIGHT ACCESS UPGRADE

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:35): My question is to the Minister for Regional Roads. Can the minister inform the house what the government is doing to improve the condition of the Lobethal freight access route, specifically along Terlinga Road between Tungkillo and Mount Torrens?

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HAHNDORF TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT PROJECT COST

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:32): My question is to the Minister for Regional Roads. Can the minister advise what the updated costings are for the Hahndorf Township Improvements and Access Upgrade project following the announcement that the government is scrapping the heavy vehicle bypass?

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ROAD CLOSURES

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:31): My question is to the Minister for Regional Roads. Can the minister advise which roads between Cadell and Mannum have been closed or will be closed due to the rising level of the River Murray?

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