House debates

Monday, 9 December 2013

Statements by Members

Hindmarsh Electorate: Councils

1:58 pm

Photo of Matt WilliamsMatt Williams (Hindmarsh, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Community spirit is alive and well in the seat of Hindmarsh. Recently I had the pleasure of attending the Glenelg Christmas pageant with my young family. The Holdfast Bay Council, as well as other community organisations, do a great job with this event every year. The Camden Scout Group, Baden Pattinson Kindergarten and the Glenelg Football Club were just three of the many community groups and organisations who participated. Naturally the streets were lined with young children and their families enjoying the event.

While on the work of councils, I want to congratulate the Mayor of the City of Marion, Dr Felicity-ann Lewis, who was recently named as South Australia's Australian of the Year for 2014. Dr Lewis is also the President of the Australian Local Government Association and has served as the mayor of Marion for nearly 14 years.

It is vitally important for all levels of government to work together to improve our local communities, and I look forward to working with the mayors and the chief executives of the councils in my electorate. Whether it be the Tennyson Dunes, the River Torrens or the fine beaches in Hindmarsh, it is the responsibility of all of us to maintain our environment.