Hammond to receive Boating Facilities Funding

Hammond is set to receive funding for two projects under the South Australian Boating Facilities Fund.

The two projects in Hammond are:

  • Dickson’s Reserve Tailem Bend – construction of a multipurpose floating pontoon.
  • Avoca Dell Reserve Bank Reclamation and Erosion Control. This project includes increasing car parking and upgrading the existing single lane boat ramp to a new dual lane boat ramp.
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Student Fee waived for regional working visa holders

I welcome the Marshall Liberal Government’s announcement that the student contribution fee for dependents of 457 and 482 visa holders attending government schools in regional areas is being waived.

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MURRAY-DARLING BASIN ROYAL COMMISSION

The South Australian Government has published the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission Report.

The Marshall Liberal Government will not rush into a response to the report and will take a measured and thorough approach.

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Hammond to receive Road Blackspot Funding

The Federal Government recently announced a $5.5 million funding package which will see two dozen South Australian road blackspots addressed, including two within the Hammond Electorate.

“As the Member for Hammond, I am very pleased with this announcement and look forward to works commencing on the allocated areas,” said Mr Pederick.

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Adrian Pederick elected as Presiding Member of the Environment, Resources & Development Committee

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick, has been elected as the Presiding Member of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee (ERDC) which is a State Parliamentary Standing Committee.

“It is an exciting opportunity to be elected as the Presiding Member of the ERDC and I look forward to working with all committee members to achieve good outcomes,” said Mr Pederick.

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Murray Bridge Adelaide Metro bus service to be assessed

If elected, a Marshall Liberal Government will assess the feasibility of extending the Adelaide Metro public bus system to Murray Bridge.

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Murray Bridge Emergency Department upgrade

If elected, a Marshall Liberal Government will upgrade the Emergency Department at the Murray Bridge Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.

The upgrade will comprise a $7 million investment to improve the hospital’s vital services by doubling the number of resuscitation and treatment bays, as well as other significant improvements to the facilities.

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Hammond mobile phone black spots targeted

Some of the worst black spots in regional South Australia, including in the Hammond Electorate, will be targeted through a $10 million funding fix under a Marshall Liberal Government.

Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick has been fighting for mobile blackspot funding and welcomed the announcement with a number of notorious blackspots in his electorate.

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Liberals to cut waiting times for bowel cancer screening

An initiative to deliver vital bowel cancer procedures earlier and prevent cancer progressing will save lives in the Hammond Electorate.

As part of the State Liberals’ $5 million Bowel Cancer Prevention Initiative, the policy commits to:

1. Eradicate, within 12 months of the election, the overdue waiting list for a colonoscopy after a positive faecal occult blood test; 

2. Regularly publish the numbers and waiting times of people requiring a colonoscopy after a positive bowel cancer test result; and

3. Pursue the national time target for a colonoscopy after a positive bowel cancer test result.

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Supporting Thomas Foods International and Murray Bridge

Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick has said that the Murray Bridge community would be able to bounce back from the tragic structural fire that broke out at the largest employer in Murray Bridge, Thomas Foods International (TFI). 

“This incident is a tragedy and my thoughts are with TFI, their employees, individuals, primary producers, feedlotters, and freight operators who all have their livelihoods invested in this business,” said Mr Pederick.

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