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Environment Protection (Waste Reform) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (21:26): I rise to speak to the Environment Waste (Protection Reforms) Amendment Bill 2017. Waste management has come a significant way forward just in my lifetime. In a small country town like Coomandook I can show people—and they may see it when they drive through to Melbourne—that there is a small patch in the scrub line right next to the highway that used to be a local rubble road before the road was directed from Tailem Bend through Cooke Plains to Coomandook. Anyway, there is a patch right next to the highway that was the Coomandook dump. I can tell exactly where it was because there is nothing growing there but weeds.

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Environment Protection (Waste Reform) Amendment Bill

Second Reading Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (21:26): I rise to speak to the Environment Waste (Protection Reforms) Amendment Bill 2017. Waste management has come a significant way forward just in my lifetime. In a small country town like Coomandook I can show people—and they may see it when they drive through to Melbourne—that there is a small patch in the scrub line right next to the highway that used to be a local rubble road before the road was directed from Tailem Bend through Cooke Plains to Coomandook. Anyway, there is a patch right next to the highway that was the Coomandook dump. I can tell exactly where it was because there is nothing growing there but weeds.

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Residential Parks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 28 September 2017). Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (20:48): I rise to speak to the Residential Parks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2017. I note that the bill was introduced by the Minister for Consumer and Business Services on 28 September this year and that it goes about amending the Residential Parks Act 2007.

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Residential Parks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

 Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 28 September 2017).

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (20:48): I rise to speak to the Residential Parks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2017. I note that the bill was introduced by the Minister for Consumer and Business Services on 28 September this year and that it goes about amending the Residential Parks Act 2007.

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Overdue education funding welcomed for regional schools

A long overdue funding injection of almost $30 million for three schools in the electorate of Hammond has been welcomed by local Member of Parliament Adrian Pederick.

“This week’s announcement that almost $30 million will be spent upgrading facilities at the Murray Bridge High School, Mannum Community College and Murray Bridge North School is great news for our community,” said Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick.

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Murray-Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Program

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 15:06 ): My question is for the Minister for Regional Development. When will the Murray Bridge Racing Club receive the $5 million from the Murray-Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Program for its Gifford Hill project considering that the member for Reynell said in this place, on 13 November 2014—

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$8 million in boating levy fund sitting idle

It has been revealed that there is a staggering $8 million sitting idle in the Boating Facilities Fund according to the Auditor-General’s 2017 Annual Report tabled in Parliament this week.

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick, criticised the Weatherill Labor Government for failing to ensure that this money was being spent to upgrade boating facilities to support recreational fishers and tourism in the Hammond Electorate.

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Liberals to secure hydrotherapy services

In a key commitment to health services in Murray Bridge, the State Liberals today announced that they will ensure the heated pool and spa at the Murray Bridge Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital remain open and operational if elected in March 2018.

SA Health is currently responsible for the maintenance of the heated pool and spa which have both been closed to the public for extended periods of time as maintenance works continue to be delayed.

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Boating Facilities Levy

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:52): I rise to support this motion by the member for Chaffey, which in the first part acknowledges the importance of having safe and adequate boating facilities across South Australia for boat owners and fishers but also condemns the state government for leaving $8.6 million of the boating facilities levy unspent in 2015-16. This has been an ongoing issue for years with boating facilities funds.

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Boating Facilities Levy

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:52): I rise to support this motion by the member for Chaffey, which in the first part acknowledges the importance of having safe and adequate boating facilities across South Australia for boat owners and fishers but also condemns the state government for leaving $8.6 million of the boating facilities levy unspent in 2015-16. This has been an ongoing issue for years with boating facilities funds.

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