Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:08): My question is to the Minister for Regional Roads. Are there plans to duplicate or make improvements to the Sturt Highway from Shea-Oak Log to the Victorian border? With your leave, sir, and that of the house, I will explain.

Leave granted.

Mr PEDERICK: Thirty-six lives have been lost on this road since 2018.

The Hon. G.G. BROCK (Stuart—Minister for Local Government, Minister for Regional Roads, Minister for Veterans Affairs) (15:08): I know what the member is trying to get a commitment to: plans for a duplication out there. Any duplication of any highway out there involves a cooperation with the federal government and we all know that. I haven't seen any plans from the previous government for the duplication of either of those two roads to my knowledge at this stage. What I will be doing is I will be taking that seriously on notice. I'm doing an analysis of all the roads across all of regional South Australia, member for Hammond.

Members interjecting:

The SPEAKER: Order! The minister has the call. Order!

The Hon. G.G. BROCK: You've tried to get some points across, I understand that, but to get to the long term, I will get a full and better understanding and a full report back for the member. I reinforce that I haven't seen any plans since I've come over, from the previous government, for the duplications of many highways out there, but I will get more information for the member for Hammond and get back to you.

Members interjecting:

The SPEAKER: Order!

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